Photograph of the Spray House at the Brown Fruit Farm


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Photograph of the Spray House at the Brown Fruit Farm is a picture, with genre photograph and outbuildings. Its dimensions are 3.79 in. x 2.37 in..

It was created in 1947.

Pictured here is the spray house at the Brown Fruit Farm.

The Brown Fruit Farm operated north of Worthington for nearly fifty years, from around 1912 to 1958. The farm sold grew and sold apples and apple products such as juice, candy and apple butter, as well as cherries, plums and honey. As of 1925, the farm encompassed 100 acres planted with 4000 fruit trees and was the largest fruit farm in central Ohio. Owned by Frame Brown and later his daughter Molly, it was renowned not only for the quality of its produce, but also for its innovative roadside marketing, including signs telling motorists how many miles they were from the farm.

In “An Orchard Romance,” an article published in the September 1931 issues of the magazine “Columbus Today,” Frame Brown explained that apples were sprayed with pesticide seven to nine times a year, spraying 150,000 to 200,000 gallons of pesticide throughout the apple orchard each growing season. Spraying was frequently done continuously, day and night.

It covers the topic agriculture.

It features the organization Brown Fruit Farm.

It covers the city Columbus.

The original is in a private collection.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Memory identification code is wcd0276.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on February 23, 2018.