Acres Of Oranges To A Man

In your opinion, is it possible for one man, of average strength, to

take perfect care of a twenty-acre citrus orchard? Are the services of a

man who takes the entire responsibility of an orchard (citrus) worth

more than those of a common ranch hand?

It depends upon the man, upon the age of the trees, upon the kind of

soil he has to handle, upon the irrigation arrangements and upon what

you mean by "perfect care." If you contract the picking and hauling of

fruit, the fumigation and allow extra help when conditions require that

something must be done quickly, whatever it may be, a man with good legs

and arms, and a good head full of special knowledge to make them go, can

handle twenty acres and if he does it right you ought to pay him twice

as much as an ordinary ranch hand.

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