Composition Of Water-Free Strawberry Crop (Except Roots)In Pounds Per Acre

Plants.

Fruit.

Total.

lb.

lb.

lb.

Organic matter, exclusive of nitrogen..

4268.4

1053.5

5321.9

Nitrogen...

88.5

16.0

104.5

Silica, iron, and manganese oxides...

43.3

5.3

48.6

Phosphoric acid...

35.3

5.4

40.7

Lime...

102.7

7.9

110.6

Magnesia...

161

.7

16.8

Potash...

89.1

19.7

108.8

Soda...

6.4

.9

7.3

Other matters...

120/9

8.8

129.7

Total dry substance....

4770.7

1118.2

5888.9

The approximate expenses of, and receipts from, an acre of Strawberries grown in the open air may be tabulated thus: -

Expenses

s

d.

Rent, rates, taxes...

3

0

0

Manure ......

10

0

0

Picking, say, 3 tons...

10

0

0

Packing and marketing ..

12

0

0

Cultivation...

3

0

0

Strawing ...

3

0

0

Baskets ...

5

0

0

46

0

0

Balance profit...

14

0

0

60

0

0

Receipts

s.

d.

3 tons at 20 per ton ...

60

0

0