Contributed by Harrison
Description: NASSAU TOMATOESDate: January 29 1920
Newspaper published in: WILMINGTON
Page/Column: Sussex County News
LOWER DELAWARE FARMERS PRODUCE ASSOCIATION
NASSAU , DELAWARE
It so happens that tomatoes grown in lower Sussex county Delaware are one of the most
profitable crpos grown there.
A four acre patch grown by George N. Howard , on the farm of the late George W. Shockley,
located between Midway and Love Creek, produced 1713 baskets , sold through the Farmers
Produce Association at Nassau, brought him $1407.04.
Mr. Howard said his success come by setting good quality plants and to apply good food to
them. The land is well prepared and nine tons of barn yard manure and 400 pounds of fish scrap were
used to each acre.
Last year's tomatoe crop was a total failure with yields of ten baskets per acre for most
Mr. Howards results are considered remarkable and he probably had a net profit of $3000 for
his four acres of tomatoes.
Reported by Wilmington Morning News, 29 January, 1920.
FYI the late George W. Shockley farms is now the location of the Beacon Middle School on
the John J. Williams Highway, Delaware road 24.