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Wilmington Morning News
Wilmington Morning News
Contributed by Harrison


Date: January 29 1920

Newspaper published in: WILMINGTON

Source: newspaper

Page/Column: Sussex County News



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.


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