Orange County (Calif.)
Citrus fruit industry; Orange orchards
This speech was presented to the Sea Side Beach Institute in Long Beach, California, on July 28, 1903. Mr. Chapman shares his detailed knowledge of successfully bringing an orange crop from the tree to the market. His speech covers the kind of packing boxes to use, heavy cleated boxes, and the best methods of stacking them. He warns of not picking the crops after a rain because treading on the soil will damage it. Mr. Chapman also offers advice on the best clippers, ladders, picking bags, padded hoppers accurate sizers, and methods of packing the fruit.
Chapman, Charles C., "Citrus Talks-Handling the Orange-Long Beach 1903" (1903). Charles C. Chapman Citrus Speeches. 12.