Hortuculturist of The Hamilton District
Bio- Pen Pictures
resides on the Los Gatos and
San Jose road, in the Hamilton District, where he owns a very fine orchard of
five acres. This orchard, which is now six years old, consists entirely of
prune trees. The crop of prunes for 1887 was noticeably light, and yet Mr.
Shelly marketed his crop of seventeen tons at $715. He also owns a young
orchard which was planted in the spring of 1887, situated on the same road in
the Cambrian District, a half mile from his house. This orchard also consists
of five acres, and is about equally divided between prunes and apricots.
Mr. Shelly enjoys
the reputation of being a horticulturist of experience and ability; a reputation
which he well deserves. He handles his orchards with great skill and much car
as to detail, and justly feels great pride in their thrifty condition and also
in the good results obtained from them. Being thoroughly in love with his
business, he looks upon the work involved in the care of his horticultural
interests not as drudgery, but as pleasure.
Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or
Santa Clara County, California,
Illustrated. - Edited by H.S. Foote.-
Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888. p. 424
Transcribed by Kathy Sedler
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