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A MOMENT IN TIME

Dessert Seed Company of El Centro, California, sent these photographs of new onion varieties that the company had developed. Accompanying the pictures and descriptions was a note from A.M. “Archie” Dessert stating that their three new onions were distinct types of Yellow Sweet Spanish Onions and that each new variety had a place in the market — one for size, one for storage and one fast maturing.
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FACTS & FIGURES FROM THIS
1960 ISSUE:

$3.2 billion is the estimated amount that Americans will spend on their lawns, gardens, outdoor equipment and beautification for the year, according to The New York Times.
15,000-18,000 plants per acre is the recommended planting rate for the new Epoch tomato variety, a dwarf tomato developed by Purdue University.
7% is the decrease in hay and forage tonnage produced in the United States from 1958 to 1960.
19 billion tons of vegetables were commercially produced in the United States that year.
57% of cottonseed emerged within five to seven days of planting during a test at four different stations in Texas during 1959, when the drill was covered with polyethylene plastic.