Mr. M. S. Ware Reports on the Condidtion of the Peaches

                         3 MAY 1903
           Macon Telegraph: As related to Savannah Morning News::
     Mr. M. S. Ware of Marshallville sections. He says there are some peaches
left, and estimates that 150 carloads will be shipped from Marshalville 
sections. He does not agree with some of the theories as to the cause of the
dropping off of fruit, and the consequent shortage. He says that trees need
trimming and fertilization. That unless this is done the drain of two or three
large crops saps the vitality of the trees. He states that the peaches this year
from present indications will be of fine quality. Mr. E. J. Willingham
corroborates, Mr, Ware as to the probable yield and quality of the fruit. He
states that the principal peach growers about Fort Valley estimate a yield of
360 carloads. The peaches, Mr. Willingham says, are already taking on color and
growing fast. Growers expects prices to rule high on account of the partial or
total failure of the peach crop through the country. From an authentic source it
was learned yesterday that the peach crop was safe in one county in Georgia at
least, and that county is none other than Worth. Mr. Irvin Gates of Sylvester
said:"If reports as to the peach crop that have been sent out in Georgia are
true, Worth county will be the banner county this year in the production of this
delicious fruit. The cold weather has not affected the peaches in our locality
in the least, and the Indiana Fruit Company--one of the most extensive in
Georgia--are going to ship a tremendous crop of every variety , as far as the
indications go up to this date. Not only peaches, but every variety of fruit is
in a most promising condition." said Mr. Gates, "and unless something unforeseen
occurs Worth will make a most excellent showing.:   

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