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| 1893 


HOWARD'S 


m FRANK HOWARD'S 





57th Year 





SPRING CATALOG 


Howard Block 
Fenn, First and Federal Sts. = Pittsfield, Mass. 





1893 - FRANK HOW ARD’S - 1950 


GENERAL LIST OF 


Standard Tested Vegetable Seeds 


PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE 


SPECIAL NOTICE. We give no warranty, express or implied, as to the productive- 
ness of any seeds, bulbs or plants we sell and we will not be in any way responsible for the 
erop. Our liability in all instances is limited to the purchase price of the seed, bulbs, or 
plants—-FRANK HOWARD, INC. 


SEED TREATMENT. All of our vegetable seed (except beets, chard, and onions) 
have been treated with Spergon. Spergon contains no mercury or copper and is non-injurious. 
Active Ingredient is 98% Tetrachloropara benzoquinone. It prevents seed decay and 
“damping-off”’. Stimulates growth. It is compatible with Legume Bacteria. 


ASPARAGUS—Sow the seed thinly in rows 1 foot 
apart in April or May and keep down weeds; thin 
seedlings to 3 or 4 inches apart. Roots should be set 
out in spring in rich sandy loam, dug 18 inches deep, 
work in plenty of well rotted manure. Every fall a 
good dressing of coarse manure and our Garden Fer- 
tilizer should be applied after tops are cut and in the 
spring forked in. Never cut closely. 


¥* MARY WASHINGTON—The popular, rust-resist- 
ant asparagus—rich, dark green color, a marked 1m- 


provement over the old varieties. 
pkt. 15c; oz. 35c; Mlb. $1.00 


“ASPARAGUS ROOTS—Mary Washington (New) 
3 year old roots 
per root 5c; per doz. 50c; per 50 $1.75; per 100 $2.50 


BEANS 


When ground is perfectly warm and dry, make drill 

2 inches deep and 18 inches to 2 feet apart, drop the 

beans 3 inches apart in the drills, cover not over 2 

inches deep. Hoe well in dry weather. Sow every 

two weeks for succession. Compost, or our Garden 

' Fertilizer may be thoroughly worked into soil before 
planting. 


Dwarf Green Podded Varieties 


¥ASGROW STRINGLESS BLACK VALENTINE—attractive oval pods, nearly straight, 
dark green, fine quality and delicate flavor. 14 lb. 20c., 14 lb. 35c., 1 Ib. 65c., 2 Ibs. $1.20, 
5 Ibs. $2.80. 





¥GIANT 
STRINGLESS 
GREEN POD— 


Very early, round 
pods absolutely 
stringless, fine 
Se ane one of 
the finest snap 
beans grown; 14 
Ib. 20c., % Ib. 
35¢., 1 lb. 65c., 2 
Ibs. $1.20, 5 Ibs: 
$2.80. 


IMPROVED ROYAL WHITE OR KIDNEY—Excellent for shelling green or baking 
when mature, 4 lb. 15c., 14 lb. 25c., 1 lb. 45c., 2 lbs. .85c., 5 Ibs. $2.00. 


RANGER—Seed white and cylindrical—excellent for dry beans. Matures in 56 days. 
1% Ib. 25c., % lb. 45c., 1 Ib., 85c., 2 Ibs. $1.65, 5 Ibs. $4.00. 


IMPROVED YELLOW EYE, Shell—} lb. 15ce, 14 Ib. 25c, 1 Ib. 45c, 2 Ibs; .85c, 5 lbs: $2.00: 


%* Particularly suitable for quick freezing, 





BEANS—Continued 


Dwarf, Green Podded Varieties 


MAHOGANY RED KIDNEY—A good shell b 1 1 
Srp: BIKSeoISE good shell bean, 14 lb. 20c., 14 lb. 30c., 1 Ib. 60c., 2 Ibs. 
BOUNTIFUL,—Pods grow to large size, are flat, fleshy and stringless, wh 
tender and fine quality. 14 lb. 20c; 14 Ib. 35c; 1 Ib. 65c ; 2 lbs. $1.20 : 5 Ibs. $2.80 aus 
Dace cee nee OU ety ssa It One reat tender and crisp. Pods 
, Jong and straight, round, ty, stri sad : ie : : 
_O8e; 2s Sieve epee meaty, stringless. 14 lb. 20c; % lb. 35c; 1 Ib. 
ORTICULTURAL DWARYF, or Dwarf Cranberry, productive; thick, fl ! : 
V4 lb. 35¢; 11b. 65c; 2 Ibs. $1.20; 5 Ibs. $2.85. Gee th ce MURIEL is 








Our Fordhook Bush Lima Bean 


Lima Beans—Bush 


¥FORDHOOK BUSH LIMA, Concentrated strain — Both pods and beans are very large. 
V4 |b. 20c; 4% lb. 35c; 1 1b. 65c; 2 lbs. $1.20; 5 lbs. $2.80. 3 

EARLY BABY POTATO LIMA,—A new and attractive variety. All America Silver Medal 
for 1940. 14 1b. 20c; 4% lb. 35c; 1 lb. 65c; 2 lbs. $1.20; 5 lbs. $2.80. 

*BUSH LIMA,—Henderson’s—An early Bush Lima, very productive, requires no stakes or 
poles, quality excellent. 14 lb. 20c; 14 1b. 35c; 1 lb. 65c; 2 lbs. $1.20; 5 Ibs. $2.80. 

BROAD WINDSOR, or FAVA,—4 lb. 20c; 14 lb. 35c; 1 lb. 65c; 2 lbs. $1.20; 5 lbs. $2.80. 


Pole 


EARLY LEVIATHAN LIMA,—The earliest large lima pole bean. Enormous cropper,’ 
green podded, excellent quality. Pkt. 20c; Ib. 30c; 1 lb. 60c; 2 lbs. $1.20; 5 Ibs. $2.80. 

KING OF THE GARDEN LIMA,—Heavy cropper, bean and pod very large. Pole. 
Pkt. 20c; 4% lb. 30c; 1 lb. 60c; 2 Ibs. $1.20; 5 lbs. $2.80. 


Dwarf, Wax or Butter Varieties 
Ylb. %lb. 1lb. 21bs. 5 lbs. 
* BLACK WAX, PENCIL POD,—Slender, long, round | 
pods, hardy and prolific, splendid quality, best of | 
the wax varieties, ; 
IMPROVED RUSTLESS GOLDEN WAX,—Hardy 


and productive, pods flat, stringless, wax-like and . 
handsome, . .20 .85 §©.65 1.20 2.80 


* KIDNEY WAX ROUND-POD, (Brittle Wax),—A 
handsome midseason variety, pods long and round, 
_ wax-like, stringless, fine quality, 20 :35  .65 1.20 2.80 


20 .85 .65 1.20 2.80 


SURE CROP WAX—Pods thick flat, golden yellow, 
strictly stringless, fine texture and quality, .20 .85 .65 1.20 2:80 


Climbing or Pole Varieties 
Sow after danger from frost, and soil is warm and dry, in hills 4 feet each way. Poles 8 or 
10 feet long, should be firmly set in hills before planting seed. 
LONDON HORTICULTURAL OR SPECKLED Pkt. %lb. 1lb. 2Ibs. 5 lbs. 
CRANBERRY,—A popular variety for shelling, 20 .85 .65 1.20 2.80 


* Particularly suitable for quick freezing. 


FRANK HOWARD, INC., PITTSFIELD, MASS. 





BEANS—Climbing or Pole Varieties—Continued 





Old Homestead Pole Beans 


¥* OLD HOMESTEAD, (Kentucky Wonder)—The most popular of the green podded pole 
varieties, enormously productive, tender and well flavored. 
Pkt. 20c; 1% lb. 35c; 1 lb. 65c; 2 Ibs. $1.20; 5 lbs. $2.80 


SCARLET RUNNER—Grown principally for ornament, scarlet blossoms. 
Pkt. 20c; 14 lb. 35c; 1 lb. 65c; 2 Ibs. $1.20;_5 Ibs. $2.80 





Detroit Dark Red Beet 


ASGROW WONDER BEET, Earliest—Dark, deep red, ten- 
der, and of excellent quality—semi-globular. All Ameri- 
can Silver Medal. The best garden beet in every way. 
Early. An improvement on Detroit Dark Red. 


CROSBY’S EGYPTIAN—Roots very dark red, flesh ae 
purplish red, 


DETROIT DARK RED TURNIP—Round, skin dark blood- 
red, flesh bright red, 


SWISS CHARD, Fordhook Giant—Grown exclusively for its 
leaves. The middle of the leaf can be used and serves like 
asparagus, the rest like spinach, 


% Particularly suitable for quick freezing. 


BEETS 
Table Varieties 


Sow as early as the ground 
can be worked and every two 
weeks after, up to the first 
week of July for a succession. 
For general crop sow after 
middle of May. Sow in drills, 
1 foot to 15 in. apart, and 
when well up thin from 4 to 6 
in. Soil should be light, sandy 
loam, well enriched—very 
rich, danger of getting too 
ric 


pkt. oz. W%lb. Mlb. 
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B10 « .2045°50 eS 
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410.) .20 #950 aes 


‘Our Seeds Are Northern Grown, None Better At Any Price’’ 5 


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MANGEL WURZEL 


Oz. %Lb. Lb. 
MAMMOTH LONG RED,—One 


of the best for deep soil, roots 
very large, very heavy cropper, .20 .65 2.00 


SLUDSTRUP— Yellow oval, 
white fleshed 3 2000. 2.00 


GOLDEN TANKARD, — Flesh 
bright yellow, said to contain a 
large amount of sugar, . 20m OO 


2 





Mangel Wurzel 


BROCCOLI 


*¥ITALIAN GREEN SPROUTING, (Calabrese) 
plant forms solid green head; when central head is © 
cut numerous sprouts develop with smaller heads, 
cut with five or six inches of stem; prepare;like 
asparagus; pkt. 10c; 14 oz. 15c; 1% oz. 20¢; 
1 oz. 35c. 





Brussels Sprouts 


BRUSSELS SPROUTS 
(Cultivation same as Cabbage.) 


¥*LONG ISLAND IMPROVED—Compact heads, probably the best. Pkt. 15, 14 oz. .45 


CAULIFLOWER 


CULTURE.—Same as cabbage except that an extra 
amount of fertilizer and plenty of water may be used 
to advantage. 


¥ EARLY SN OWBALL—The best cauliflower grown, 
a sure header, pkt. 25c; 14 oz. $.75. 


¥* SUPER SNOWBALL—Atarts heading early and uni- 
formly. Heads medium large, compact, very white, 
_ pkt. 25¢e; 14 02. $.75. 


| PLANTS IN SEASON | 





Cauliflower 


* Particularly suitable for quick freezing. 


6 FRANK HOWARD, INC., PITTSFIELD, MASS. 





CABBAGE 


Soil for Cabbage should be rich 
heavy loam, with good drainage. 
UWse an abundance of stable or our 
Garden Fertilizer, worked well into 
the soil. Sow in hot beds, trans- 
planting in the spring as soon as the 
ground can be worked, 2 ft. apart one 
way and 12 to 18 in. the other, ac- 
cording to variety. For late crops, 
sow in May, transplant in July. If 
desired to cultivate with horse, set in 
rows of 2 ft. by 3 ft. 


COPENHAGEN MARKET—The fin- 
est, large, round-headed, early 
Cabbage, solid, fine quality, short 
stemmed, 10c pkt., 25¢ % oz., 
40c oz., $1.35 14 lb. 


SELECTED LATE FLAT DUTCH,—A valuable late variety, one of the best for main 





winter crop, 10c pkt., 25c 14 0z., 40c oz., $1.35 14 lb. Pkt. 4%Oz. Oz. WLb. 

GOLDEN ACRE—Earliest round headed spe medium size, 3 

hard, solid, .  . : ig nlrdi arse | pemaets W mee rsa ae 
MAMMOTH ROCK RED cat and surest head TOC id. tee Lowe. OO 60 «1.75 
EARLY JERSEY WAKEFIELD—The earliest cabbage, heads cone 

shaped and solid . ars ; , : : mL coe <400 630.35 
PERFECTION DRUMHEAD SAVOY,—Very tender, excellent 

flavor, fine, ; * : A ; : : 10 .385 .60 1.50 
HOLLANDER OR DANISH BALL HEAD,—Medium size heads, | 

solid, best Keeping: cabbage grown, .  . Z : . 7°20 .1.135 -.60+..1.50 


oe ae 


CHINESE (Chihli) CABBAGE. Earliest and most sure heading of the Chinese varieties. 
Delicate, mild, cabbage flavor, cultivation same as late cabbage. 10c pkt., 25c 4 oz., 


35c oz., $1.00 4 Ib. 
CARROTS 


Sow from middle of May to first of July, in rows 10 in. apart for early, and 14 for main 
crop, or further apart if it is desired to cultivate with horse. Thin out to 5 in. in rows for 
early crop, 6 to 7 in. for main crop. Soil, light, sandy loam deeply dug, richly, manured, 

hoe often, cultivate deep. 


¥CORELESS, Nantes Benroren = Early, 
finest quality, deep orange, free from woody 
heart, 10c pkt., lic 14 0Z., 25¢ 02., ai 
4 lb. | 


¥* CHANTENAY—fine for home and market 

garden and canning, roots deep orange, 
= smooth, tapered, stump rooted, 10c pkt. 
French Forcing Carrot ‘15¢e 4402., 25¢ 0o2., $.75 4 lb. 





DANVERS HALF LONG,—(Stump rooted), popular, orange roots with broad shoulders. 
10c pkt., 15¢ 14 o2., 25¢ 02., 75¢ 14 Ib. 


* Particularly suitable for quick freezing. 


FRANK HOWARD, INC., PITTSFIELD, MASS. 7 
CARROTS—(Continued) prt 14 Oz. 02. 4% Lb 





FRENCH FORCING—Small round root, the earliest variety 15 .40 .60 1.75 
HUTCHINSON—Root 10 to 12” in length, stump root, deep orange, immensely produc- 
tive; excellent for stock or table. ULOUL 1S 6250 70 





CELERY 


CULTURE.—Sow seeds in light rich soil, as early as ground can be worked, in 
drills 8 or 10 inches apart, cover seeds about a quarter of an inch deep, rolling or treading 
them if ground isdry. When fairly out of seed leaf transplant or thin from 6 to 8 inches 
apart in the row, and let grow until wanted to plant out. Keep well wet down in dry 
weather. Set out in July, 6 to 8 inches apart, (press soil firmly against roots), in single 
row in shallow trenches, having previously worked a good quantity of well rotted manure 
in bottom of trench. It is well to work thoroughly into the soi! under and around the 
trench a quantity of our Garden Fertilizer. Toraise good celery requires rich soil. Earth 
up twoor three times, taking care not to let the earth get into the heart of the plant. 


DWARF GOLDEN SELF BLANCHING,—One of the best ah solid, Pkt. 40z. Oz. Lb. 


fine nutty flavor, good size, golden yellow, : ‘ 25 .70 1.25 3.75 
GIANT PASCAL,—The largest variety grown, fine nutty flavor, cilibae 
keeper, easily blanched, : , : 5 ; ; 10 .45 85. 2.75 


GOLDEN PLUME, OR WONDERFUL,—A new, large, golden yellow celery, of 
very finest quality, easily blanched, somewhat earlier than the Golden Self- 
Blanching, good keeper, 


CELERIAC 
(Turnip-Rooted Celery) 


CULTURE—ASimilar to celery. 


LARGE SMOOTH PRAGUE—An improved variety, 
round, smooth roots, the largest and best variety, 
Used for celery-like flavoring in soups. 10c pkt., 35c 
14 02., 60c oz. 


OP Us Liao) shed 


CHICORY 


CULTURE—Sow in June, transplant in autumn into 
sand in cellar. 


LARGE ROOTED—10c pkt., 40c 1% 02., 70c oz. 


WITLOOF—Sometimes known as French Endive. Sow in 
May or June in drills. Thin to 6 inches. for winter 
salad, cut tops to within one inch of crown, plant in 
soil in cellar, letting tops grow up through leaves, 
shavings or excelsior.. Moisten occasionally. 10c pkt., 
40c 14 02., 70¢ oz. 


COLLARD 


TRUE GEORGIA (Southern)—Used in'the South ioe 
greens. An excellent source of vitamins. 10c pkt., l5¢ } 
oz., 40c oz. Witloof Chicory 





8 FRANK HOWARD, INC., PITTSFIELD, MASS. 
SWEET CORN 


Plant in hills 3 ft. apart each way, and five or six kernels in a hill. Hoe often, drawing 
soil up to stem after first hoeing. Break off side shoots. Make ground very rich. Use broad- 
cast or in the hill our Garden Fertilizer, worked well into soil. It has been found very 
beneficial to sow these fertilizers between the rows before cultivating and hoeing the second 
time. Me 

We have been very careful in selecting the best and sweetest varieties of corn adapted 
to this section. The list below is arranged in order of maturity. 


Vlb. lb. 1lb. 2lbs. 5lbs. 
GOLDEN HUMMER (Sunshine) — Largest and earliest of 


the yellow varieties, 74 days, pour SOat.00 e O0ieuz anw 
GOLDEN BANTAM—8 Rov, selected stock. Small, yellow 

ears, delicious flavor, 79 days, ra) 50. 1 OO mes OU ween 
BLACK MEXICAN—Exceptionally sweet; 88 days, 20S oO (Doe ROU a2al0 


*STOWELL’S EVERGREEN. The standard for quality, and 
the best known variety, remains a long time in suitable con- 
dition for boiling, 95 days, F208 BU Ae OogsoU rel U 


POP CORN—Japanese Hulless—for seed. Ears chunky, white kernels, pop to large 
snowy white. Pkt. 10c; 14 Ib. 30c; lb. 80c. 


HYBRID SWEET CORN 
Pkt.. Klb.. Ib. 2lbs. Slbs. 
SPANCROSS C13X3—Early—10-12 Row golden yellow 
sweet and tender, small ears. 73 days, 4 ee me Gio Pa ee 7as 


MARCROSS C13.6—Most popular early yellow hybrid 
10-14 rowed good quality.. Matures just before Golden 


Bantam. 76 days, 4 WP 5 pao Fg we et ee Fe 55 
¥*¥GOLDEN CROSS BANTAM—Ears 10-14 rowed, kernels 

rich yellow in color, excellent quality; excellent for can- 

ning and market garden use. Matures just after Golden 

Bantam, 85 days, ig Dor os 18: de, 875 WA 25 pc -peay AF) 






_ Note.—The high elevation and short growing season in Berkshire County force us to 
select only the finest strains of these varieties of corn. 






ENSILAGE OR FODDER CORN 


C38 HYBRID—14 lbs. $3.00 
56 Ibs. $10.50. 


CORNELL 29-3—A fine ensi- 
lage corn. 
14 lbs. $3.00, 56 Ibs. $10.50 


WEST BRANCH SWEEP- 
STAKES—Early and pro- 
ductive, an excellent en- 
silage corn. 

14 Ibs. $2.00, 56 lbs. $6.50 





A Local Field of our Ensilage Corn 


* Particularly suitable for quick freezing, 


FRANK HOWARD, INC., PITTSFIELD, MASS. 19 





SNOW’S PERFECTED 
PICKLE — Excellent pickling 
cucumber, 10c pkt., 15¢ 14 02z., 


25c 02z., 75c \% |b. 


CHICAGO PICKLING— 
Best for pickling, 10c pkt., 
15¢e 144 oz., 25c oz., 75c%4 Ib. 








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FIELD CORN 


Same as Sweet Corn. Some prefer to plant in drills. Use our 
Special Corn Fertilizer, worked well into the soil when planting 
and before second hoeing. 


EIGHT ROW YELLOW,—From selected ears, northern grown 
early varieties. Price 2 lbs. 35c, 14 lbs. $1.85, 28 lbs. $3.50, 
56 lbs. $6.50 


CRESS OR PEPPER GRASS 


Sow curled variety thickly in shallow drills every two or three 


weeks. Cut often. 
Bikes Y Oz. Oz. 


EXTRA CURLED,—Used as salad .10 .30 .60 
WATER CRESS—Grows along the banks 
of ponds and streams—a fine salad, 220 .60 1.00 
CUCUMBERS 


CULTURE—For very early crops, sow seeds in hotbeds upon 
pieces of sod. Transplant when danger from frost is over. For 
general crop, sow in open ground when danger from frost is over 
and again for a succession. For pickles sow from middle of June, 
to first week in July. Plant in hills 4 ft. apart, making hills rich. 





JAPANESE CLIMBING—Good for frames or open 
ground. 10c pkt., 25c 14 oz., 40c oz., 1.00 14 lb. 


IMPROVED LONG GREEN—The favorite for gen- 
eral crop, good pickler or slicer. 10c pkt., 20c 1% oz., 
30c oz., 90c \% |b. 


STRAIGHT-8 W. S.—Cylindrical, rounded at ends, 
medium green, attractive. 
Pkt. 10c, 1% oz. 20c, oz. 30c, 14 Ib. 90e: 


MARKETER—Slender dark green. Excellent quality, 
uniform. 10c pkt., 20c 14 0z., 30c oz., 90c 14 lb. 


DANDELION 


Sow in early Spring in drills 14 in. deep and 18 in. 
apart, thin plants to 12 in. Keep clear of weeds. The 
leaves will be ready to cut the following spring. They 
are best if blanched, which can be done by placing two 
boards edgewise over the row. 


Imyroved Thick Leaved Dandelion 


ARLINGTON THICK LEAVED—Very much superior to common dandelion for greens. 
25c per pkt., 1% oz. 85c, $1.50 oz. 


10 FRANK HOWARD, INC., PITTSFIELD, MASS. 
EGG PLANT 


Sow in hot beds very early in spring, transplant when 2 in. high into second 


bed or small pots, or thin to 4 in. apart. Plant out after weather is perfectly 
settled and warm. Set plants 3 ft. by 2 ft. 


BLACK BEAUTY—Earliest, dark color, 10c pkt., 35c 3 0z., 60¢ oz. 


NEW HAMPSHIRE HYBRID—Early, prolific, deep purple. 
10c per pkt., 35c 44 02z., 60c per oz. 





ENDIVE 


Sow in June, July or August, || 
cover lightly, thin to 8 in. apart 
Water wellif dry. When leaves are |; 
6 or 8 in. blanch by tying together | 
near top; at approach of winter, take | 
up with ball of earth and put in| 

cool dry cellar. Handling of plants 
we Xo Hee Elant must be done when dry. 





GREEN CURLED RUFFEC—The popular variety, one of the best |; 
salads for fall and winter use. 10c pkt., 25c oz., 75c \%4 Ib. : 


FULL HEART (Florida Deep Heart) Escarole— Improved strain, 
larger leaf, broader, thicker, well-blanched hea. 
10c pkt., 25c. oz., 75ce 14 lb. 





Endive 


GOURDS FANCY VARIETY MIXED, Many odd shapes. 10c pkt. 


KALE 


DWARF GREEN CURLED SCOTCH — Grown for 
winter greens. 10c pkt., 25c oz., 60c 4 lb. 


KOHLRABI 


Sow in Spring in rows 18 in. apart, thin to 8 or 10 in., when 
thickened stems are 2 or 3 in. through above ground they are 
ready to eat and should be used at once. Cook same as turnips. 


WHITE VIENNA — 10c pkt., 25c 1% 02., 40c oz., 
Kohlrabi $1.45 14 lb. 


LETTUCE (Head) 


Sow in hot beds, and in open ground as soon as it can be worked, 
sow again in 2 weeks for succession. Transplant in rows 8 in. apart. 
Cos should be started very early in hot beds, and to blanch should be 
tied. Lettuce requires very rich ground well pulverized, in fact, lettuce 
to be tender and crisp should have a rapid growth, otherwise it will be 
tough and probably bitter. 


BIG BOSTON — About twice the size and one week later 
than The Boston Market, produces large, solid heads, 


light green leaves, slightly tinged brown, smooth. 
Pkt. 10c, 140z. 20, Oz. 80c, 14 Lb. .80. 


GREAT LAKES—Sure heading, crinkled dark green leaves, large, Pkt. 440z. Oz. 14Lb 
30 








thick, glossy and well-folded. nL OG0s .55 1.60 
HANSON IMPROVED—Sure header, excellent quality, very sat- 

isfactory, leaves outer green, inner white, nearly smooth. 103-207, -e0 esd 
IMPERIAL No. 44 (Iceberg type)—Heads in warm weather, hard, 

well formed heads with long leaves. :15 7.35 ,Saf08 32200 
OAK LEAF—Harly, crisp, sweet tender variety. Leaves oak leaf 

outline, medium green, compact. ~LO 2. 200 oben deed 


IMPERIAL 847 BLACK SEEDED (Iceberg type)—Heads medium 

large, hard, fine, stands up well in summer weather, resists tip 

burn, better than Salamander. 715. G0", 608 eeu) 
COS OR ROMAINE WHITE PARIS,—Self-closing, an excellent 

variety, very crisp and tender, inside leaves bleach greenish 

white. 210: 420% (S08 ecw 


FRANK HOWARD, INC., PITTSFIELD, MASS. 


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LETTUCE (Leaf) 


Pkt. 40z. Oz. 
GRAND RAPIDS—One of the best forcing 
varieties, strong grower, tender, crisp 
and retains its freshness a long time 
after it is cut. Leaves loose, light green 
and curly. .10 .20 .30 


PRIZE HEAD—Non-heading variety, very 
early, leaves green and red, thin, crisp, 
tender and curly. SLO 207 3.30 


LEEK 


up to them as they grow. Rich soil is necessary. 


MUSK MELON 


ing shoots to induce early fruiting. 





83 days. 


Leek 


HALE’S BEST No. 36—As- 
grow Strain—80 days. Thick, 
deep salmon-colored flesh; 
sweet, aromatic, fine quality. 
10c pkt., 20c 4 o2., 35¢ 02., 
95c 4 lb. 


HALE’S BEST, Jumbo Strain 
—83 days. Flesh thick, sal- 
mon orange, sweet, of excel- 
lent quality. 10c pkt., 20¢ 14 
o2z., 35¢ oz., 95¢ 4 lb. 


WATER MELON 


CULTURE—Same as Musk Melon, only plant further apart, about 8 or 10 feet. 
COLE’S EARLY,—Very early, fine quality, excellent variety for this Pkt. Oz. 4Lb. 


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. 80 


.80 


CULTURE—Sow very early in drills 6 inches apart and 1 inch deep. Thin to 
1 inch. When 7 inches high, transplant in rows 12 in. apart, deep as_ possible 
without covering center leaves. Water well if dry when planted out. Draw soil 


BROAD AMERICAN FLAG—The best variety grown, 25c pkt. 


CULTURE—Light, sandy soil, very rich, plant when ground is dry and warm, 
in hills from 4 to 6 feet apart each way, 10 or 12 seeds to a hill. When well up, 
and danger from insects is past, thin to 3 or 4 plants to hill. Pinch ends ot grow- 


DELICIOUS (Early Bender; Bender’s Surprise)—Medium size, 
early, delicious flavor. 10c pkt., 20c 14 0z., 35¢ oz., 95¢ 14 lb. 





section, 10 .25 8.85 
NORTHERN SWEET,—Fruit small, nearly round, very deep red, crisp, 

sweet, good flavor and early . 20 8.85 
CITRON,—Red Seed,—For Preserving, a a gs 


MUSTARD 


Sow thickly during early spring in shallow drills. Sow cariy in September for fall salad. 
FORDHOOK FANCY—Miild, bright green plume like—] Oc pkt., oz. 15¢, % lb. 35c. 


12 FRANK HOWARD, INC., PITTSFIELD, MASS. 





MUSHROOM SPAWN 





A Mushroom Cellar Bed 


Mushrooms are more easily cultivated than many people imagine and may be grown in any room or cellar 
where the temperature can be maintained at from 50 to 65 degrees. For the beds use a mixture of three parts 
horse droppings and one part good fresh loam. Before being placed in the bed, let the manure be put in some 
dry place to sweeten, mixing it thoroughly and turning it three or four times, when the loam may be added. 
Upon a dry firm bottom, make the bed by spreading a thin layer of the prepared mixture, pounding it firm, 
and continue this, till the bed is twelve inches thick. Leave it thus for about a week, or until the temperature 
has subsided to 85 degrees. Then make holes about ten inches apart, and put in each a piece of spawn about the 
size of an egg. Press the spawn firmly into the compost about two inches, leaving the top uncovered to allow 
the excess of heat and moisture to pass off without injury to the germs. After ten days, fill the holes and cover 
the whole bed with two inches of fresh loam, and over this place a few inches of straw. If the temperature 
is right, mushrooms will appear in six or eight weeks from the time of spawning. The bed will continue bearing 
from four to six weeks. If the surface of the bed becomes dry at any time, it should be moistened freely with 
water at.a temperature of 90 to 100 degrees. 


Our stock of spawn is replaced a number of times during the season and is giving excellent results. 


AMERICAN, Pure Culture—In bricks, per brick 40c. 20 bricks $6.50. 


. OKRA OR GUMBO 


‘CULTURE.—Sow late in Spring when ground is warm, in drills 3 ft. apart, thin from 
9 to12in. They should be well manured. 
. Pkt. Oz. %4Lb. 


PERKINS’ SPINELESS,—Very early, pl Ore cos. 65 


ONIONS 


Sow inrich light soilin drills 
1 ft. apart (or wider if to be 
cultivated with horse). 
Hoe or rake frequently to 
keep down weeds. Use our 
Garden Fertilizer. 


YELLOW GLOBE DAN- 
VERS—Finest Strain— 
This seed is grown from 
the earliest, and best se- 
lected onions, and is very 
much superior to the aver- 
age seed offered.—Yellow Globe Danvers is the standard variety,"good yielder, excellent 
keeper. 10c pkt., 15¢ 14 02., 25c 1% oz., 40c oz., $1.30 4 Ib. 





Yellow Globe Danvers Onion 


‘“Our Seeds are Northern Grown, None Better at Any Price.” 13 





ONION SEED 


LARGE RED WETHERSFIELD— Large yielder, 
good keeper. 15c pkt., 25c 44 oz., 45¢e 14 oz., 
75¢ 0Z., $2.25 14 lb. 


YELLOW SWEET SPANISH—Similar to Prize- 
taker but larger. One of the largest. Mild, white 
flesh, sweet, uniform, productive. Color ’pright 
straw; choice American stock, 25c pkt., 35¢ 14 02., 
60c V oz., $1.00 oz. 


SOUTHPORT WHITE GLOBE — Large, firm, 
fine grained, mild flavor. 15e¢ pkt., 25c 4% OZ5 
50c 1% o2., 85¢ oz., $2.50 14 lb. 


WHITE PORTUGAL OR SILVERSKIN—A flat 
white onion, fine grained, mild flavor, good for 
pickling and bunching, good keeper. 10c pkt., 
15¢ 44 02., 25c M o2., 40c oz., $1.30 %4 lb. 


SOUTHPORT RED GLOBE — Finest of red 
onions and a good keeper. Color purplish red 
skin, flesh white tinged with pink, strong flavor. 
15¢ pkt., 25¢ 4 oz., 50c 14 02., 95¢ oz., $2.50 14 lb. 


ONION SETS 


YELLOW EBENEZER—1 lb. 30c. 
WHITE —1 lb. 30c. 


Our Selected Yellow Globe Danvers Onion Seed Price subject to change 





PARSLEY 


Sow early, and until the middle 
of July in drills 1 ft. apart. Thin 
to 4 in. For winter use, trans- 
plant to light cellar. 


MOSS CURLED (Triple Curled) 
— Beautifully crimped and 
curled. 10c pkt., 15¢ oz., 50c 
V4 |b. 





Moss Curled Parsley 


PARSNIP 


Sow in drills 18 in. 
apart as soon .as 
ground can be worked 
in Spring in rich soil, 
well and deeply dug. 
Thin to 6 or 8 in. 
Keep weeds down. 





Pkt. Oz. lb. 


ALL AMERICAN—Roots large and broad-shouldered, medium 
length, fine texture, white color with small core 10.157 50 


HOLLOW CROWN,—An excellent variety, fine quality, 10: «515.50 


14 FRANK HOWARD, INC., PITTSFIELD, MASS. 








PEAS 


For peas, light dry soil is best. Sow as early as ground can be worked, and again every 
ten days for succession. Peas may be sown as late as August 15th. Medium and late peas 
must be planted early. Early peas may be planted early or late, and the extra early very 
late. Sow in single or double rows, according to variety, and about an inch apart in the row. 
Hoe often, keep ground clean and fine. Most dwarf peas will bear better if bushed enough to 
keep them from the ground. If the pea louse attacks the vines, spray every day with tobacco 
water of the same temperature as the atmosphere, using force. 


Extra Early Dwarf 
Varieties 





Hundredfold Peas 


pislent Mlb. 1lb. 21bs. 5 lbs. 
12 : 
WORLD’S RECORD EARLY-—New, very early, large 


peas and pod, good quality, 2 .25 .45 .80 1.75 
¥* HUNDREDFOLD (Blue Bantam)—The best of the 

extra early large podded dwarf varieties, 143.25 645) «680 «(1.75 
¥* LAXTONIAN—The earliest large podded dwarf pea, 

dark green peas of high quality, 14% .25 .45 .80 1.75 


Extra Early Varieties—Not Dwarf 


Height lb. 1lb. 2Ibs. 5lbs. 
in ft. 


PEDIGREE EXTRA EARLY—One of the very earliest 
peas grown, ripens evenly, pods well filled, in quality 
and productiveness it is fully equal to any of the early 
smooth sorts, 3 25 .45 .80 1.75 


GRADUS—(Prosperity),—One of the finest extra early 
peas yet introduced. It is in condition to pick about 
five days after our Extra Early, pods large, well filled 
with wrinkled deep green peas, 2% .25 .45 .80 1.75 


%* Particularly suitable for quick freezing. 


‘‘Our Seeds are Northern Grown, None Better at Any Price.” 15 





PEAS—(Continued)—Second Early Varieties 


Height infeet 14]b. 1 Ib. 2bs. 5 lbs. 
¥ THOMAS LAXTON—Very early‘and productive, pods 
large, finest flavor, the best for general garden planting 3 25 .45 .80 1.75 


Tall Late Varieties 


*¥ALDERMAN (Dark-podded Telephone)— 
Extra large dark pods, filled with large 
wrinkled peas of fine flavor, very productive, 
4 ft., 4 lb. 25c, 1 Ib. 45c, 2 Ibs. 80c, 5 Ibs. 
$1.75. 


CANADA FIELD,—Principally sown for feeding 
stock, 10c per lb. 





PEPPERS 


CULTURE.—Sow in hotbeds in March, when soil is warm, set in rows 2 ft. and 18 
in. ip the row. Hoe frequently. 


Pkt. %Oz. Oz. YLb. 


HARRIS’ EARLY GIANT—A favorite, large, mild, red, <> 10° .385 .60 2.25 
LONG RED CAYENNE—Small, long, bright red, extremely hot, -10 =.30 .55 2.00 
EARLY CALWONDER— Early, prolific, large, mild and sweet, .20 .50 .85 


RED CHERRY — Hot. Cherry- 
shaped, for pickles, pkt. 20c, 14 oz. 
35c, oz. 70c, 14 lb. $2.30. 


WORLD BEATER PEPPER—Large, 
smooth, flesh thick, mild and sweet. 
Pkt. 20c, 1% oz. 30c, oz. 60c, 14 lh. 
$2.00. 





Pepper 


* Particularly suitable for quick freezing. 


16 FRANK HOWARD, INC., PITTSFIELD, MASS. 





POTATOES 





Certified Seed Potatoes 


Grown in the northern part of Aroostook 
County on the Canadian Border 








PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE 100 lb. 
744 Lb. 15 Lb. 60Lb. Sack 


CERTIFIED CHIPPEWA, — New type—White, light clear 


skin. Flater and more oval than Green Mt., follows Irish 
Cobbler in maturity. 50 .90 3.00 4.65 


CERTIFIED IRISH COBBLER,—The Cobbler is one of the 


earliest grown, skin creamy white, flesh white, and of ex- 
cellent quality—heavy cropper. .60 1.00 3.75 5.75 


CERTIFIED GREEN MOUNTAIN,—A well known late 


variety, white flesh, oval form, excellent quality, heavy 
vielder. a fine keeper, POU hee a sae 2 OD 


CERTIFIED KATAHDIN,—Late or Maine Crop Potato, shal- 
low eyes, white skin, good keeper and superior quality. 








Matures after Green Mt. .00 .90 3.00 4.65 
CERTIFIED SEBAGO—Late, oval, bright skin, shallow eyes, 
resistant to blight tuber rot. .00 .90 3.00 4.65 











One ton of High Grade Fertilizer per acre is 
the usual amount used in Aroostook County, 
Maine. Spraying is thoroughly done about every 
two weeks for prevention of blight. 








The Potatoes shown in cut were raised from 
our Maine Grown Seed, the crop was uniform, 
heavy, and of exellent quality. 


PUMPKINS 


CUOLTURE-Same as for squash, 
or may be planted with corn. 


CONNECTICUT FIELD — The 
popular one for general crop, 
usually grown in corn fields for 
stock. Pkt. 10c, oz. 20c, 1% lb. 
55c. 


KING OF THE MAMMOTHS- 
Very large, round, flat, yellow. 

Pkt. 10c, oz. 30c, 14 Ib. $1.00 
SMALL SUGAR— Small, 


round, yellow, excellent for pies. 
Pkt. 10c, oz. 20c, 14 Ib. 55e 





TABLE | 


Vegetables as sources of vitamins, minerals, and energyt 








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Vitamin B | Vitamin C | Vitamin G value 
Calories 

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Collards Hater eo 6 odie aus Excellent | Good Excellent | Good Excellent | Good 225 
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Kale ot Series tec ele cw choie 00 Excellent | Good Excellent | Excellent | Excellent | Excellent 225 
Lettuce, green............. Hxcellents|Goodems | ls... Good Good Good 85 
PPATSHIDO eet ae ire hw cls ele es ccc es Good Goodit gl ne ee Good) 9 Moser aes 380 
POtRtOCEMEEIE its oie we cliececc ess ae Good Good), \-,' eestistty ceca wil te to ee 385 
Spinach sien ol. oade. sc o's 5's Excellent | Good Excellent | Good _—sijs............. Excellent 110 
Squash, Hubbard.......... MUROGLIOME A Ghee lee elec, 1 eos a eat cd See ee een pat CNG el ge nT aaa Ak 200 
Sweet Potatoes............ Excellent | Good Goods lite Fe at ee ee Se eo eee 565 
Tomatoes redsaac. ck « «a eee Excellent | Good Lxcellont ot es oa ee ete eee 105 
Turnip greens............. Excellent | Good Excellent | Excellent | Excellent | Excellent 165 
OE LEV IVIEMMEL MC DECGE eter Ep arc c oa] sa ate csi ajele'l'o a8 0 08 ws. é-e Excellent |.......... Good= 0.) .582Seen 155 





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‘Our Seeds are Northern Grown, None Better at Any Price.”’ 17 








Sow as soon as ground is dry, in rows 8 to 12 in. apart, and every 10 days 
RADISH after for succession, up to middle of June. Light, rich soil. 


CRIMSON GIANT,—Grows 
large, one of the best, inter- 
mediate in season, 10c pkt., 
15¢ oz., 40c 14 lb. 


SPARKLER, EARLY, SCAR- 

LET TURNIP, WHITE TIPPED 
—Very early, fine quality, 
10c pkt., 15c oz., 40¢c 4 Ib. 





Pkt. Oz. 4Lb 


FRENCH BREAKFAST—Olive-shaped, white-tipped, popular, 10 .15 .40 
EARLY SCARLET GLOBE, MEDIUM TOP, ALL RED—One of the 
earliest, best for forcing or open ground culture, crisp and tender, 10 .15 .40 
WHITE LONG ICICLE—Pure white, fine flavor, .10 .15 .40 
Winter Radishes 


ROUND BLACK SPANISH 
—Skin black, globe-shaped, 
tender. Pkt. 10c, oz. 30c, 4% 
lb. 60c. 


CHINESE ROSE WINTER 
Rose-colored skin, flesh white, 
quality excellent, Pkt. 10c, 
oz. 30c, 14 lb. 60c. 





RHUBARB Sow seed in March in cold frame, keep from freezing, transplant to 

open ground in about 8 weeks, in rows 12 in. apart each way. The fol- 
lowing spring transplant to 4 or 5 feet apart each way. Ground should be very rich. Cover 
in fall with rich dressing of coarse manure, spade under in the spring. 


LINNEAUS GIANT—A popular variety, rich, red color stalks thick, large and tender, 10c 
pkt., 45¢ oz. 


SALSIFY OR VEGETABLE OYSTER 


Sow as early as ground can 
be worked in spring, in drills 
12 in. apart, 1 in. deep. Thin 
to 2in. inrow. Cultivate and 
treat as parsnips. 


MAMMOTH SANDWICH 


ISLAND—tThe best variety, 
15c pkt., 50c¢ oz., $1.55 14 lb. 





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SPINACH 


Sow early in spring in drills 
one ft. apart. As it grows, thin 
out for use. For fall use sow in 
August. Sow New Zealand in 
hills two feet apart each way, 
three or four seeds in hill. This 
is for cutting all summer. 


*xBLOOMSDALE SAVOY 
LONG STANDING — Dark 
green, highly crumpled leaves, 

; hardy, fine quality. 10c¢ pkt., 

Seanad oe 15c o7., 25¢ 14 Ib., 40c 4 lb. 


¥ KING OF DENMARK—Slow to go to seed, leaves large, dark green, crumpled, round and 
thick, excellent quality, quick grower. 10c pkt., 15c 0z., 25c 4 lb., 40c ¥ lb. 


¥ GIANT NOBEL (Giant Thick Leaf)—One of the best,leaves Pkt. Oz. %4Lb. /4Lb. 
large, thick, smooth, LO eae 1 5 eee 25 .40 


NEW ZEALAND—Grows well during the hot weather. Seed should be soaked in warm 
water before sowing. For eating cut only end of growing tips, after cutting, new side 
shoots develop ready for recutting in few days. Pkt. 10c, 1 oz. 15c, 14 Ib. $.50. 


SQUASH—Summer Varieties 


Sow in hills same time and man- 
ner as cucumbers and melons, the 
bush varieties 3 to 4 feet and run- 
ning 6 to 9 feet. 


COCOZELLE--Long-- Italian 
marrow Type dark green, 
light green stripes, early. 
10c pkt, 25c oz, 80c \lb., 
2.25 |b, 

CASERTA—ASimilar to Coco- 
zelle but earlier and heavier 
bearer. All-America Gold 
Medal 1949. 
25¢ pkt., $1 oz., $3.75 IIb. 

WHITE BUSH SCALLOP 
—Very early, good shipper, 
106 pee 25c oz., 80c 14 lb., Giant Summer Crookneck Squash 
2.25 Ib. 


GIANT SUMMER CROOKNECK BUSH,—The favorite su iety, 1 
oz., 80c 14 lb., 2.25 lb. : mmer variety, 10¢ pkt.; 25c 


EARLY PROLIFIC STRAIGHTNECK,—Similar to Crookneck but with a strai 
10c pkt., 25¢ oz., 80c 14 1b., 2.25 1b. ut with a straight neck, 


Fall and Winter Varieties BOSTON MARROW,—Fine fall variety, oval, 
bright orange, 10c pkt., 25c oz., 75¢ 4 lb., 
$2.00 Ib. 

BUTTERCUP — Cylindrical, flattened, dark 
green hard skin, flesh orange, dry and well 
flavored, 10c pkt., 30c oz., $1.00 14 lb., $2.75 Ib. 

BUTTERNUT — lic pkt., 40c oz., $1.85 Y4lb. 
Heavy yielding 6 to 9” long with small bulb and 
solid neck. Flesh fine, sweet excellent for pies. 
Skin tan and smooth. 

Bee Oe — eee skin, orange flesh, fine 
grained, sweet and dry, 10c pkt., 25c oz., 80 
V4 |b., $2.50 Ib. ‘ ; 

IMPROVED HUBBARD—The leading variety, 
fine grained, dry, excellent flavor, 10c pkt., 
25c oz., 80c 14 Ib., $2.40 lb. 

BLUE HUBBARD,—Similar to the Improved Hubbard but having a hard blue shell 
excellent quality, 10c pkt., 25c oz., 75¢ 14 lb., $2.40 lb. 

TABLE QUEEN OR DES MOINES—Acorn shaped fruits with a thin dark hell. 
Light yellow flesh. Splendid for baking, 10c pkt., 25c oz., 80e 14 lb., $2.40 lb. ars 


% Particularly suitable for quick freezing, 

















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‘‘Our Seeds are Northern Grown, None Better at Any Price.’’ 


TOMATO 


Sow thinly in March in hotbed or in 
boxes in the house; when 2 inches high 
set out plants four inches apart or pot 
singly. Plant out about June Ist. Set 
deeply 4 feet each way. Make hills 
rich. Support with frame work or train 
to stakes. 





Pkt. 40z. Oz. 4Lb. 
SCARLET DAWN—Takes the place of Earliana, a better tomato. 


Globular, smooth, bright scarlet, 15 .45 .75 2.25 
BEAUTY (Livingston’s)—Large, smooth, solid, purplish red, .15--.45- .75 1.75 
BONNY BEST—Week earlier than Chalk’s Early Jewel, bright red, 

round and solid, 15° .45 275 1.75 
CHALK’S EARLY JEWEL,—New, large, solid, smooth, bright red, 

very early, ea wey a AL edn 
JOHN BAER—Early, productive, round and solid, crimson, iD, py hin teel Dey be TO 


MARGLOBE CERTIFIED—Second early, fruit large, smooth, 
globular, meaty and almost coreless, red and very productive, .15 .45 .75 1.75 


PONDEROSA (Beefsteak)—One of the largest, solid, good flavor, 


bright red, 15 .55 .90 3.00 
RUTGERS (Certified )—Globular, bright red, thick walls, one of the 
best for eating and canning, pio) 346" 375° 1% 





POTTED TOMATO PLANTS in season 
Large stock of Livingston’s Beauty, Certified Rutgers, Scarlet Dawn 





TURNIP 


For early turnips sow soon as ground can be worked. 
For fall and early winter sow from middle of July 
to August. Sow Ruta Bagas in June or early in July 
in drills 18 in. apart; thin from 6 to 9 inches; soil 
should be rich and well worked. The early varieties 
may be sown broadcast, but Ruta Bagas should be 
sown in drills. 





Pkt. Oz. 44Lb. Lb. 


SEVENTOP—Greens only 10 .15 .40 1.40 
WHITE FLAT DUTCH—Sweet and fine grained, 10 .15 .40 1.40 
LONG WHITE COWHORN—Roots carrot shaped, flesh firm, white 

and sweet, 10 .15 .40 1.40 
PURPLE TOP WHITE GLOBE—Excellent quality, 10 .15 .40 1.40 


AMBER GLOBE (Yellow)—Best for general crop, grows large, good 
keeper, 10 .15 .40 1.40 


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TURNIP— (Continued) 
Ruta Baga or Swedish Turnip 


IMPROVED AMERICAN 
PURPLE TOP 
The favorite yellow fleshed 


winter turnip, 10c pkt., 15¢ 
oz., 35¢ 4lb., $1.00 Ib. 





SWEET RUSSIAN (White Swede)—A fine sweet winter variety, good keeper, 10c pkt. 
15¢ oz., 35¢e 14 |b., $1.00 lb. 


VEGETABLE ROOTS 


ASPARAGUS ROOTS,—See page 2. 





BORAGE-@ Por salddaerseous. chitown. aeteAsie. <. Geen Ne, one ete Ce 
CORIANDER—Used in flavoring cookies, cakes, stuffings, sausages and confec- 

GLOTELY et 5 5 ek te ee toate see Oe UE . UR Sat a ay oth Pas eetceen Ld 
DILU—Hor Gavoring foe tec ace ks bee ng se gle ve ee oy Gee Gre ot ene lL 
FENNEL (Florence or Finocchio) like celery, is sweet and anise flavored........ .10 .30 
MARJORAM, SWEET—Sweet scented for bags and powder, used in salads and 

for seasoning meats, poultry, cheese, scrambled eggs.................... .10 
ROSEMARY—Spicy leaves for seasoning meat and soup...................  .10 .75 
SAVORY, SUMMER—For flavoring... 22.500... 0028052002 eo... eat 
SORREL, BD. LF.—Leaves prized for salads and greens...................  .10 
SWEET BASIL—For flayoring.and salads 2... 7), i. Ue Wien Ch 5 ole teal eter es pee LOeeeen 


THY ME-—Wor seasoning and salads. 2.30.) a= we oy or sles co Came. Sate enEee ne fata 


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FLOWER SEEDS—10c per Pkt. Unless otherwise marked 


AGERATUM—Blue Perfection—Annual 12 in. Fluffy flowers. Very fine < 
for cut flowers. Lavender blue. : 

ALYSSUM—Carpet of Snow—Hardy annual 4 in. Excellent for porch, 
window boxes, baskets, rockeries, and borders. White fragrant flowers. 

ALYSSUM HARDY—Perennial 6 in.—clear yellow—attractive edging | 
plant. 

ARCTOTIS—Blue-Eyed African Daisy striking in bed or border. Annual |, 
2 ft. White with dark blue center. 

ASTER—American Branching, mixed colors—Annual 30 in. beautiful 
flowers on long stems. Wilt Resistant. Red, pink, lavender and white. |, 

ASTER—Heart of France—Annual—Ruby red. Wilt Resistant. 24 in 
branching. 

ASTER—Ostrich Plume Mixed—Half hardy annual—24 in. Mixed colors. |; 
Chrysanthemum in form. Wilt Resistant. 

ASTER—Shell pink. Annual 24 in. Branching pink. Price 15c pkt. 


BACHELOR’S BUTTON—Double Blue. Hardy Annual 2 ft., deep blue |; 
variety, splendid for bouquets. 


BACHELOR’S BUTTON—Jubilee Gem. Hardy Annual 12 in. Sapphire | 
blue. Double flowers—Pretty in borders. 


BACHELOR’S BUTTON—Double Mixed—Hardy Annual 2 ft., same as 
above except mixed colors. 


BALSAM (Lady Slipper)—Hardy annual, 18 in. Ae Behe 
BALSAM—Mixed—Annual 18 in. double flowers. Red, pink, salmon, white. 
*BEANS—Scarlet Runner, Annual 10 ft. Climber, beautiful vine with bright scarlet flowers. 
CALENDULA—Double mixed. Hardy annual 14 in. Yellow and orange. 
CALENDULA—Orange King, Annual 18 in., deep orange colored flowers. 


CALENDULA SUNSHINE—Annual 18 in. Chrysanthemum shaped flowers of bright golden 
yellow. 





CALLIOPSIS—Tall Mixed Annual 20 in., daisy like flowers, mahogany, orange, gold. 


CANDYTUFT—Hyacinth Flowered Annual 1 ft., very effective when grown in mass. Fine 
for cutting. White. 


CANDYTUFT—Mixed—Hardy Annual 8 in. Pretty edger. Lavender, pink, white. 


CANTERBURY BELL—Hardy mixture—Hardy Biennial 2 ft., glorious bell shaped flowers 
blue, pink and white. 


*CASTOR BEAN RICINUS—Annual 10 ft., leaves glossy green, brown or bronzed metallic 
hue with long spike of scarlet and green seed pods. 


CARNATION—Chabaud Giant Mixed. 15 in. hardy annual. Flowers large, beautiful and 
delightfully fragrant. Price 15c pkt. 


CENTAUREA (Dusty Miller )—Silvery foliage for edging and borders. 


CHRYSANTHEMUM—Annual mixed. 20 in. Daisy like flowers. Bronze, orange, yellow, 
white. 


CLARKIA—Double mixed—Annual 2 ft.; a pretty and easily grown annual; buds open well 
in water. Carnation like flowers. 


COCKSCOMB—Tall feathered mixed—Annual 3 ft. Long stems brilliant crimson flowers 
of silky wool. Crimson and yellow. | 


COLUMBINE—Long spurred mixed—Perennial 2 ft. Prized for cutting. All colors lovely 
star-shaped flowers. Price 15c pkt. 


COREOPSIS—Mapyfield Giant. Perennial 2 ft.—brilliant deep golden yellow flowers. 


*Indicates Climbers 


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FLOWER SEEDS—10c per Pkt. Unless otherwise marked 


COSMOS—Sensation. Mixed Annual 4 ft. Very large beautiful flowers. Pink and white. 

COSMOS—Orange Flare. Annual 3 ft. Clear golden orange. 

CYNOGLOSSUM—Firmament. Hardy Annual 15 to 20 in. Bright indigo-blue flowers, 
good for cutting, beds and borders. 

DAHLIA—Unwin’s Dwarf Hybrids. Annual 14 in. Fine for cut flowers; beautiful mixed 
colors. Price 15c pkt. 

DAISY, AFRICAN—Dimorphotheca Hybrids. Hardy Annual 12 in. Bright colored daisy 
like flowers with black disc. 


DELPHINIUM—Gold Medal Hybrids. Hardy perennial larkspur, 3 ft. Blue and lavender. 
Price 15c pkt. 

DELPHINIUM—Larkspur Annual. Mixed double flowers. 
Many fine colors. 3 ft. 


DELPHINIUM—Larkspur. Tall double blue. Hardy annual 3 ft. 


DELPHINIUM—Larkspur—Carmine King—Double giant—long 
spikes. Hardy Annual 2 ft. Deep carmine-rose. 


FORGET-ME-NOT—Blue Myosotis Alpestris—Hardy biennial. 
8 in. Lovely edger for early summer. Sky blue. Price 15c pkt. 


FOUR O’CLOCKS—Mixed Annual, 2% ft. Flowers funnel 
shaped, red, yellow, pink and white. 


FOXGLOVE—Digitalis—Hardy mixed Perennial, 3 ft. Immense 
flower spikes, fine for background. 

GAILLARDIA—Blanket Flower, Annual Mixed, 1 ft. Showy, 
brilliant, many flowers. 

GAILLARDIA—Indian Chief Annual 16 in. New bronzy red and 

_| very showy. 
GAILLARDIA—Portola Perennial 15 in., best sown in August. 





Calendula 
GERANIUM—Tender Perennial. 16 in. Red, pink, white. Price 15c. pkt. 


GODETIA—Double Mixed. Hardy Annual 20 in. Crimson, pink, mauve, white. 
*GOURDS—Small Fruited, Mixed Annual Climber. 20 ft. Rapid grower, luxuriant foliage. 
GYPSOPHILA—Covent Garden Market. Pure White Annual 18 in. A quick grower, with 


beautiful white flowers. 


GARDEN OLD-FASHIONED—A blend of easy-to-grow Annuals. Average 12 in. Mixed 
to give an attractive effect. 


HELIOTROPE—Perennial. 12 to 18 in. Perfumed. Good for cutting, pots or bedding. 

HELICHRYSUM—Straw flower. Mixed. Annual 2 ft. Many colors. 

HOLLYHOCK—Double Mixed—Hardy Perennial, 6 ft. An old favorite in most gardens. 

HOLLYHOCK—Old-Fashioned. Mixed. Single type. Perennial. Hardiest, 7 ft. 

HOLLYHOCK—Indian Spring—Annual. Fringed. 5 ft. Shades of rose. Price 15c pkt. 

LARKSPUR—See Delphinium. 

LINARIA—Superb Mixed Annual. 12 in. Dainty, miniature snapdragons. Price 15¢ pkt. 

LOBELIA—Dwarf Blue Annual 4in. Sapphire blue. Ideal for edging. Price 15¢ pkt. 

Errante ar ahd a Gold—Odorless. Annual 22 in. Brilliant shade orange flushed with 
gold. 

MARIGOLD—Crown of Gold—Odorless. Annual 18 in. Chrysanthemum type petals of 
orange gold. 

MARIGOLD—French Dwarf Mixed. Annual 14 in. Mahogany, orange, yellow. 

MARIGOLD—Giant Supreme—Mixed. Annual 24 in: Immense double flower heads of 
deep orange and gold. 


*Indicates Climbers 


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FLOWER SEEDS—10c per Pkt. Unless otherwise marked 


MARIGOLD, FLASH—Single 18 in. Gorgeous combination of colors. Price 15c pkt. 

MARIGOLD—Guinea Gold—Annual 20 in. Carnation flowered. Golden orange. 

MARIGOLD—Harmony—Annual 14 in. Mahogany and gold. 

MARIGOLD—Royal Scot—Annual 10 in. Small double floweis. Striped mahogany and gold. 

MARIGOLD—Super Giant Orange Sunset. Annual 30 in. Huge flowers. Glowing orange. 
Price 15 pkt. 


MARIGOLD—Tagetes Signata Pumila—Annual 8 in. Fernlike foliage covered with dainty 
+ single golden yellow flowers. 


MARIGOLD—Yellow Supreme—Annual 24 in. Like guinea gold but is light primrose 
yellow flowers almost odotless. 


MEXICAN FIRE BUSH—Kochia Childsi. Annual 214 ft. Burning bush or Summer 
Cypress. Light green in summer, rich deep red in fall. Best annual hedge. 

MIGNONETTE—Sweet Machet—Annual 12 in. Beautiful and very fragrant. 

SREoeE SEG Saee Ipomoea. Annual Climber 20 ft. Blue and white, fragrant 

owers. 

*MORNING GLORY—Heavenly Blue—Annual Climber 15 ft. Rapid climber with mass of 
immense flowers of exquisite shade of blue. - 

*MORNING GLORY—Scarlet O’Hara—Annual 10 to 20 ft. Giant Flowers. Rose red. 
Price 15¢ pkt. 

*MORNING GLORY—Crimson rambler—15 ft. Annual Ruby Red flowers. 


*MORNING GLORY—Red, white and blue. Annual 10 to 15 ft. Patriotic color effect. 
Free and continuous blooming. 


*MORNING GLORY—Imperial mixture. Annual 10 to 20 
ft. Climber. Many colors. 


NASTURTIUM—Dwarf Mixed—Annual 14 in. Beautiful 
mixture of colors. 10c pkt., 30¢ oz., $1.00,1% lb. 


NASTURTIUM—Gleam Hybrid—Annual 15 in. Mixed— 
New semi-double, semi-trailing, pleasing colors, sweet 
scented. 


NASTURTIUM—Golden Gleam—Annual 18 in. Pleasing 
yellow and sweet scented. Semi-double. 


NASTURTIUM—Scarlet Gleam—Semi-double, fragrant An- 
nual 18 in. Flaming scarlet. 


*NASTURTIUM—Tall or Climbing Mixed. Annual 4 ft. For 
trellises, fences, and stumps. 10c pkt., 30c oz., $1.00 


Y% |b. Single Petunia 
NEMOPHILA—Baby Blue Eyes—Annual 8 in. Vivid sky blue flowers, white center. Ex- 
cellent for Rock Garden. 


NEMESIA—Annual 1 ft. Creamy white, thru orange to carmine. 
NICOTIANA—Hpybrids. Annual 3 ft. Great variety of color, beautiful and fragrant. 
PANSY—Large flowered. Mixed 5 in. Biennial. Richly colored. Price 15c pkt. 
PANSY—Tufted. Viola mixed. 5in. Smaller, hardier than pansy biennial. Price 15¢ pkt. 


PETUNIA—Balcony Blue—Annual 15 to 18 in. Rich velvety blue. Fine for bedding or 
window boxes. Large flowers. Price 15c pkt. 


PETUNIA—Flaming Velvet—Annual 18 in. Blood crimson. Price 15c. pkt. 


PETUNIA—Giants of California—Annual 13 in. Mammoth ruffled flowers. Crimson, rose 
mauve. Price 15c pkt. 


PETUNIA—Hybrid Mixed—Annval 12 in. All colors. Price 15c pkt. 
PETUNIA—Rose of Heaven—Annual 12 in. Rose pink. Price 15c¢ pkt. 
PETUNIA—Rosy Morn—Annual 12 in. Rose pink, white throat. Price 15c pkt. 








*Indicates Climbers 





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FLOWER SEEDS—10c per Pkt. Unless otherwise marked 


PHLOX—Drummondi. Price 15c pkt. 

PHLOX—Red. Price 15c pkt. 

PHLOX—Yellow. Price 15c pkt. 

PHLOX—Annual choice mixed. 12 in. Assorted colors. Price 15c per pkt. 

PINKS—Dianthus Heddewigii. Annual 12 in. Mixed crimson, rose, white. 

POPPY—American Legion—Annual 14 in. Scarlet with white centers. 

POPPY—Shirley Mixed—Annual 18 in. Red, pink and white. 

POPPY—California Extra Golden. Annual 1 ft. Blue green leaves, free blooming, golden 
orange. 

PORTULACA—Double mixed. Annual 6 in. Compact edger. Assorted colors. Price 15c pkt 

PORTULACA—Single mixed. Compact edger. Annual 6 in. Brilliant flowers. Assorted 
colors. 

PYRETHRUM—Painted daisy. Pyrethrum Roseum. Hardy perennial. 2 ft. Beautiful in 
tall borders. Superb cut flowers. Price 15c pkt. 

ROCK GARDEN MIXTURE—About 10 in. high, partly Perennial and Partly Annual; 
blended to furnish a wealth of bloom from earliest spring throughout the summer. Price 
15¢ pkt. ; 

SALPIGLOSSIS—Mixed Annual 2 ft. Velvety, gold veined—lily like flowers. Violet, red, 
rose, yellow, white. 

SALVIA—(Scarlet Sage)—Bonfire. Annual 2 ft. Cardinal red. Bushy plants, dazzling 
flowers in long spikes. Price 15c pkt. 

SCABIOSA—Giant Mixed. (Mourning Bride). Annual 20 in. Pin cushion flower. Finest 
mixed, excellent for cutting. Red, pink, blue, white. 

SCHIZANTHUS—Large flowered mixed. Annual 14 in. Charming cut flowers. Many 
colors. Price 15c pkt. 

SHASTA DAISY—Alaska Perennial 14 in. Beautiful large snow white flowers with yellow 
center. Fine for cutting. 

SNAPDRAGON—Fine Mixed. Annual 18 in. Spikes of varied colored blooms last long 
time when cut for house or table decorations. 

SNAPDRAGON—Pink—Annual 18 in. Beautiful pink. Price 15c pkt. 

SNOW ON THE MOUNTAIN—Euphorbia Marginata. Annual 2 ft. Leaves bright green 
with white borders. 

SO sane of Nice—Mixed. Annual 16 in. Long flower spikes—60% double. Many 
colors. 

STOCK, VIRGINIAN—8 in. Annual. A nice edger. Red, pink, white. 


SUNFLOWER—Chrysanthemum flowered. Annual 5 ft. 
Double giant flowers, golden yellow. 

SWEET SULTAN—Centaurea Imperialies. Mixed double. 
244 ft. Annual. Rose, mauve, white. 

SWEET WILLIAM—Fine Mixed. Hardy biennial 14 in. 
Purple, pink, red, white. 

THUNBERGIA—Black-eyed Susan. Tender perennial. 
Good for window boxes. 3 ft. Orange, buffy white. 

TITHONIA—Mexican Sunflower. Annual 5 ft. Scarlet, 
orange. 

VERBENA—Red—Annual 10 in. Fine ground cover, 
ae brilliant color. Excellent for solid beds. Price 15c 
pkt 

VERBENA—Pink. Lovely cut flowers. Annual 10 in. 
Price 15c¢ pkt. 

VERBENA—Mixed—Annual 8 in. A mixture. Red, 
lavender, pink, cream, white. 

~VINCA—Periwinkle Mixed. Annual 14 in. Pink and white 
flowers. Price 15¢ pkt. 


are: WALLFLOWER—Single Annual or biennial 16 in. Orange 
Phlox-Drummondi shades. 





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FLOWER SEEDS—!Oc per Pkt. Unless otherwise marked 


ZINNIA—Cherry Queen (Super Giant)—Annual 2 ft. Color bright; very striking in strong 
sunlight. Cherry red. Price 15c¢ pkt. 


ZINNIA—Crimson Monarch (Super Giant). Annual 2 ft. Blood red. Price 15c pkt. 
ZINNIA—Crown O’Gold—Pastel shades. Price 15c pkt. 


ZINNIA—Cut and Come Again Mixed—Annual 2 ft. Attractive medium sized flowers of 
many colors. 


ZINNIA—Dahlia Flowering. Mixed. Annual 2 ft. Very large flowers of striking colors. 
ZINNIA—Fantasy Mixed. Annual 24 in. Red, orange, rose, yellow, white. 
ZINNIA—Indian Summer—Mixed. Annual 2 ft. Bright Autumn colors. Giant flowers. 


ZINNIJA—Lilliput—Annual 18 in. Small flowers, free blooming, excellent for cut flowers. 
Red, yellow, rose, white. 


ZINNIA—Little Red Riding Hood—Annual 16 in. Small scarlet flowers. Price 15c pkt. 
ZINNIA—Super Giant Golden Dawn—Annual 2 ft. Large double flowers. Price 15c pkt. 
ZINNIA—Super Giant Orange Oriole—Annual 2 ft. Deep orange. Price 15c pkt. 
ZINNIA—Super Giant Pink—Annual 2 ft. Deep rose pink. Price 15c pkt. 
ZINNIA—Super Giant White (Polar Bear). Annual 2 ft. Solid white. Price 15e pkt. 
ZINNIA—Super Giant Dream Lavender—Annual 2 ft. Price 15c pkt. 
ZINNIGOLD—Annual 1 ft. Yellow and bronze like French Marigolds. 


—]— SELECTED LIST OF SPENCER SWEET PEAS 
Pkt. 15c, Oz. 60c, 14 Ib. .1.75 


AMBITION—Rosy lavender REFLECTION—Medium blue 

BONNIE BRIAR—Rose pink AMETHYST—Lavender blue 
ECSTASY—Blush pink SMILES—Cherry rose 
FLAGSHIP—Navy blue WARRIOR—Maroon 
GIGANTIC—White, black seeded WELCOME—Scarlet 

MASTER CREAM—Cream, black seeded MRS. A. SEARLES—Deep pink shading 
OLYMPIA—Purple to cherry rose 

RED BOY—Crimson HIGHLANDER—Light lavender 


CUTHBERTSON SWEET PEAS (Spencer type) vigorous growth, longer stems, more 
bloom, heat resistant, mixed colors. Pkt. 25c, 1% oz. 75c, oz. $1.25. 


SPECIAL SPENCER OR ORCHID-FLOWERED MIXTURE 


This is one of the finest Spencer Mixtures blended by us—10c Pkt., 35c¢ oz., $1.00 14 lb. 
$1.35 1% lb., $2.50 lb. 


SWEET PEAS—Perennial Mixed. 5 ft. Crimson, rose, white. 10c¢ pkt. only. 


BIRD SEED 
SUNFLOWER—Mammoth Russian. 35c per lb. 
WILD BIRD SEED—10c per lb. 


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GRAINS—Price According to Market and Subject to Change 

BARLEY—Six rowed, Choice Northern Grown, per bushel 48 lbs., price on application. 
(11% to 2% bushels to acre.) 

BUCKWHEAT— Japanese, 48 lbs. per bushel. 1 bushel to acre. Price on application. 


OATS—High Grade Selected Seed—Northern Grown—These oats give excellent satisfac- 
tion, straw is strong, not apt to lodge, yield very heavy, per bushel 32 lbs. 2 to 244 
bushels to acre. Price on application. 


RAPE—Dwarf Essex—In drills 5 lbs. to acre, broadcast 10 Ibs. to acre. Price on ap- 
plication. 


RYE—Spring—For sowing 1n the spring, 56 lbs. per bushel. 114 bushels to acre. Prices 
on application. 


RYE—Winter—For fall sowing .56 lbs. per bushel. 114 bushels to acre. 


SOY or SOJA BEANS—Good for ensilage or green fodder, not good for hay. 12 to 34 
bushels to acre in drills. Prices on application. 


VETCHES—Sand Winter, a Hairy Vetch—30 to 50 Ibs. to acre, prices on application. 


WHEAT—Spring—60 lbs. per bushel, price on application. Winter—60 lbs. to bushel. 174 
bush. to acre. 


HUNGARIAN MILLET (Fancy)—One of the most valuable soiling plants, excellent for 
green fodder or hay, yields enormously; sow from June to August, 48 lbs. per 
bushel. 1 to 1}4bushels per acre. Market price. 


MILLET—German or Golden—Similar to above flower stem more branching. 50 lbs. 
per bushel. Market price. 1 to 114 bushels to acre. 


MILLET—Japan—Barnyard (Crus-galli). Exceedingly heavy yielder, requires very 
rich soil. 20 lbs. to 30 lbs. to the acre. Price on application. 


| WE CARRY MANY KINDS OF CLOVER SEEDS. PRICES ON APPLICATION | 


FERTILIZERS AND CHEMICALS 
PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE — TON PRICE ON APPLICATION 


Lb. 25 lbs. 50lbs. 100 Ibs. 
AGRICO NEW ENGLAND (5-8-7) <A good 


garden fertilizer .05 1.00 1.95 Stro 
AGRICO FOR CORN (3-12-6)—A good corn or 

vegetable fertilizer. .05 1.00 1.95 3.75 
AGRICO POTATO FERTILIZER (5-10-10) .05 1.00 1.95 3.75 
AGRICO TOP DRESSING (7-7-7) 05 1.00 1.95 3.75 
MURIATE OF POTASH—50% actual potash. Not available 


HIGH GRADE ACID PHOSPHATE (Plain 

Super-phosphate)—18% available phos- ; 

phoric acid. .03 10 1, 2544 D325 
NITRATE OF SODA 16% .08 1:75 3.00 5.50 


RAW GROUND LIME—Very finely ground High Grade Lime for agricultural purposes. 
Prices on application. 


PULVERIZED SHEEP MANURE— Weed free, fine for Lawns, Gardens, Flowers, Shrub- 
bery, etc. 5 lbs., 45c; 10 lbs., 65c; 25 ibs., $1.25; 50 lbs., $2.50; 100 lbs., $4.50. 


VIGORO—A high grade fertilizer for Lawns, Gardens, Flowers, Shrubbery, Etc. 
Pkg. 15c; 5 Ibs., 50c; 10 Ibs., 90c; 25 lbs., $1.60; 100 lbs., $4.25. 


ADCO—To be mixed through compost heap. 20 lb. bag, $2.25. 


BOVUNG—Natural cow manure containing not less than 75% organic matter. 50 lbs., 
$2.50; 100 lbs,, $4.60. 


BONE MEAL—10c lb.; 25 lbs., $1.75; 50 Ibs., $3.25; 100 lbs., $6.00. 





MILORGANITE—A natural organic food, very high in nitrogen and humus. Will 
not burn. Highly recommended for lawns, shrubs and gardens. $4.00 per 100 lbs. 





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HAY FORKS 
(Batcheller’s) 





3i4and 4ft., bent handles, $2.25 





SPADING FORKS—“Batcheller’s’’ MANURE FORKS, Batcheller’s 
4 Tine D Handle, Flat or Diamond Tine $1.98 and $2.35 5 Tine Long or D Handle ............. $2.75 
6 Tine Long or D Handle.............. $2.95 

















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28 FRANK HOWARD, INC., PITTSFIELD, MASS. 
INSECTICIDES 


* IMPORTANT: Items marked with star are POISON 
Ant Buttons—For killing Ants, per box 25c. 
* ANTHROL—Ant-Killer, 40c. Syrup, 4 oz. bottle 20c. 


* APHINE,—For the destruction of green fly, black fly, white fly, thrip, red spider, mealy 
bug, caterpillars, white and brown scale. Quart $1.00; Gallon $3.00. 


* ARSENATE OF LEAD,—Powdered, |. + 
1 1b. 50c. 4 Ibs. $1.50. Special prices in quantities. 


BUG DOOM—Bed bugs, Quart 60c 
* “BLACK LEAF 40’’—A strong, nicotine preparation, for }S&s8 
destroying aphis, thrip, etc., 1 oz. 35c; 5 oz. $1.05; RY 
1 lb. bottle $2.50; 2 Ib. can, $4.15; 5 Ib. can, $7.40; 10 QR 
Ib. can, $12.65. ‘ 


* BLUE VITRIOL,—Blue Stone Copper Sulphate, (Crystals), per Ib., 16c. 
Special price in quantity. ae 


* BORDEAUX MIXTURE—Powder. 1 lb. 40c; 4 Ibs. $1.00. 


CALCIUM CHLORIDE—Excellent on roads and walks for dust and 
weeds 100 Ibs., $2.95. 


* CALCIUM CYANIDE, “CYANOGAS”’,—For fumigating greenhouses, 

killing wocdchucks, ete., 1 lb. A, for woodchucks, 98c; 5 lb. G, for 
= greenhouses, $3.75; 4 oz. ant killer for out- 
ez door use only 39c. 


DDT CARBOLA—A disinfecting, germ-killing 
white paint, used instead of whitewash. 5lb. 
pkg. 80c; 10 lb. pkg., $1.35; 25 Ib. $3.00; 
50 Ib. $5.50. 


CHLORIDE LIME.—A valuable disinfec- 
tant. Price 1 lb. box, 25c. 


* COPPER SOLUTION.—To prevent blight, 
rot and mildew. 14 pt. 60c;1 pt. $1.00; qt. $1.50. 


CROW REPELLANT, (Stanley’s).—Protects corn from crows, 
squirrels and rats; will not clog planter. One can for one bushel corn, 60c. 
Large Can 2 bushel corn, $1.00. 


DOG SKAT—Large tube, 25c; 3 oz bottle liquid, 35c. 


* FERMATE—For scab. 8 oz. cans 75c. 
Larger pkgs. Price on application. 

















FLIT—Household surface spray. 5% D.D.T. Kills flies, bedbugs, 
mosquitoes, ants and moths. Pint 39c, qt. 65c, gal. $2.25. 





FLIT—Household spray for spraying in the air. Lindane Quickly kills flies, mosquitoes, 
moths, roaches, ants,tand bed bugs. Pint 39c, qt. 65c. gal. $2.25 


eee San Bomb—Aerosol—Pyiethrum. (With Freon gas under pressure. No DDT) 
$1.65 each. 


FORMOCIDE—Formaldehyde Dust to control damping off. 14 lb. 50c; 1 Ib. 85c. 


*¥* FUNGTROGEN—A remedy for mildew, rust and other fungus diseases, 1 pt. $1.25, 
1 qt. $2.00. pair ale 
GRAPE DUST—For the prevention of mildew, 1 Ib. pkg. 40c. 


GRAYLAWN FLY SPRAY—To protect animals from flies-excellent, gallon $1.35 and $1.50. 






HY-TROUS 4-8-4—Balanced fertilizer, liquid form, for shrubs, lawns, house plants and 
vegetable gardens. 3-oz. bottle 25c, 8-oz. bottle 59c, 16-oz bottle 99c, 32-oz. bottle $1.79. 


K.R.O. RED SQUILL POWDER—Kills rats only, used with safety about the home, barn 
poultry house. It is not a poison and is harmless to human beings, live stock, pets or 
poultry. 2 oz. pkg. 75c; K. R. O. Ready Mixed—6 oz. can 35c, powder and bait mixed, 
large can $1.00. 


FRANK HOWARD, INC., PITTSFIELD, MASS. 29 





INSECTICIDES (Continued) 
* IMPORTANT: Items marked with star are POISON 


LUCKY STRIKE—Cattle Spray, odorless, stainless and effective, per gal. $1.35. 


LUCKY STRIKE — Rotenone and Pyrethrum non-poisonous garden spray kills all chewing 
and sucking insects. 1 0z. bottle 35c; 4 oz. bottle $1.00; 8 oz. $1.60; 1 pt. $2.50; 1 qt. 


$4.50. 
1 lb. 2 Ibs. 5 lbs. 
No. 75—Dust, DDT 50%, wettable. 75 1.45 3.50 
No. 200—Rotenone, 2% dust. .50 FE 1.75 
No. 300—Rotenone, 2% copper, 5% dust. .50 15 1.75 
No. 400—DDT, 5% copper, 5% dust. .65 125 3.00 
No. 900—Copper, 7% dust. .35 


LIME SULPHUR (Dry)—Same work as Commercial. Price on application. 
MOTH DOOM—1 pt can for moths, $1.00. 
MOLOGEN—Mole killer 14 lb. can 50c, 11% lb. can $1.25. 
* NICO-FUME POWDER—A Powder used same as Nico-fume paper 1lb. 79c. 
PESTROY—Activated insect (10%D.D.T.) powder in handy pump gun. 39c and 69c. 


PESTROY—6% D.D.T. Liquid coating for screens, plumbing and other hard to protect 
surfaces. Pt. 69c, qt. $1.19. 
PESTROY—25% D.D.T. Concentrate—delute 1 part to 4 parts water for 5% D.D.T. 
solution for use on farms, industrial and commercial buildings. Qt. $1.19, gal. $3.49. 
* Pomo-Green with Nicotine—A leaf green all-in-one dust or spray. 1lb., 80c 


* Potash or Lye—Per box, 20c. 
PYROX.—A spray for all leaf-eating insects, also a preventative of 


* FYROM  funcus diseases. 25 lbs., $5.75; 50 Ibs., $8.35. 
* PYROX-NICOTEEN—For leaf eating and sucking insects and Fungus, package 60c. 
* RAT NIP—Kills Rats—Tube 35c. 
* ROACH DOOM—4 oz. can for roaches 40c, 8 oz. 70c. 
Scalecide—1 qt. $1.00; gal. $2.40. 


* Semesan,—For controlling disease in the soil and on the seed such as smut on grains. Price, 
14 oz. 20c; 2 0z., 60c; 12 oz., $2.40. 


* Semesan Bel—For seed potatoes, 2 02. 50c; 1 lb. $2.00. 
* Semesan Jr.—For corn. 114 02. 17c; 12 02., 62c. 


Slug Shot—Hammond’s.—Destroys insects injurious to house and garden plants, potatoes, 
vegetables, and fruits of all kinds. Comes all ready for use. 1 1b., 40c; 5 lb. pkg., $1.65. 
Liquid 1 oz. 3c; 4 oz. $1.00. 


Snarol—Kills cutworms, snails, slugs etc., 1 lb. 35c: 21% lbs. 75c 
Sulfocide—For fungus diseases, 1 pt. 75c; 1 qt. $1.25; gal. $2.75. 


Sulphur—The finest ground. For the prevention and cure of Mildew on grapevines, 
roses, etc. Price per lb., 10c; 100 lbs., $6.00. 

Sulphur Candles—For fumigating. 12c each. 

Sunoco—1 gal., $1.50, 5 gal. $5.60. | 

Sweeping Compound—A sanitary compound for use in sweeping floors— 50 lbs. $2.50; 

~ . 100 Ibs. $4.50. 

Sylpho-Nathol—formerly Sulpho-Napthol.—A modern cleanser and purifier. Makes 
everything clean and healthful. One of the best disinfectants known. Price, small 
bottle, 35c; medium bottle, 65c; one gallon can, $3.75. 

Thrip Juice—For sucking insects, 4 pt. 60c; pt. $1.00; 1 gt., $1.90; gal. $6.00. 

Tobacco Dust—A very fine dry powdered tobacco.. Price per lb., 10c, per 100 lbs., $6.00. 

TRI-OGEN—For rose insects and fungus diseases small size, $1.35; med., $2.25; large, $6.00. 

* WEED KILLER, DOLGE’S—For killing weeds in drives, walks, tennis courts, gutters. 
etc., highly concentrated. Qt. $1.10;1 gal. can, $2.75. 

WHALE OIL or FISH OIL SOAP.—}% pt. 50c; 1 pt. 90c. 

* WILSON’S O. K. PLANT SPRAY—A powerful, harmless and efficient insecticide. 
1 qt., $1.15, 1 gal. $3.50. 


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FRANK HOWARD, INC., PITTSFIELD, MASS. 31 


FAIRBANKS MORSE WATER SYSTEMS 


Pumps for shallow and artesian wells—both automatic, 
_ and electric engine drive. 


All Bronze, Automatic, Electric Cellar Sump Pumps—(Es- 
pecially recommended for protecting oil burner installations) 


Emergency Stand-By Electric Generating Sets for theaters, 
quick freeze outfits, ete. ; 


Electric Washing Machines. 
Pumps and Engines of all kinds. 














LOUDEN Steel Barn Equipment 











Howard’s Lawn Grass Seed 


HOWARD HAS GRASS SEED FOR EVERY PURPOSE 

HOWARD’S GRASS SEEDS are obtained from the very best growers. 
All of our mixtures are Mixed and Blended By Us from these choice seeds. 
If you desire other mixtures, we will mix them on order. 

HOWARD’S LAWN GRASS SEED is a specially reliable mixture of fine 
growing grasses, practically free from weed seeds and can be depended on to 
produce a perfect, velvety green turf if properly sown and cared for. Some of 
the finest lawns in Western Massachusetts are the results of using Our Seed 
and Fertilizer. Quantity required per acre 6 bushels. One pound will sow 200 
square feet. Price per lb., 85c; 2 lbs.; $1.50 4 Ibs., $2.85; 8 lbs., $5.25; 
16 lbs., $9.50; 32 lbs., $18.00. 

HOWARD’S SHADY LAWN SEED—A special mixture for shady places 
of the finest grasses obtainable and best adapted for the Berkshires. 1 lb., 95c; 
2-lbs.; $1.55 4Ibs., $2.95; 81bs., $5.50; 161bs., $10.50; 32 Ibs., $19.00. 





SPECIAL GRASS MIXTURE FOR PASTURES 
Special Grass Mixture For Hay—Mixed to order from finest quality grasses. 





COVER: Howard and Morrow Store in 1893 on North Street now present Kresge Block. Left 
to Right: John Morrow, Frank Howard, Fred McClatchey. 
Reflections in window are an elm tree and the old First Baptist Church on the site of 
present Onota Building. 








OUR STORE 
in the Howard Block 


At the corner of FENN, FIRST and 
FEDERAL STREETS, near the post 


office, is arranged for your comfort 
and convenience while shopping. 


Make Our Store Your Heade 


quarters while in the City. You 
are always welcome. 


Frank Howard