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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Nowhere in the World a District Better Adapted for the Purpose

Nowhere in the World a District Better Adapted for the Purpose,

and it might be regarded as a certainty that the industry would yet be [unclear: de] there and prove to be one of the chief sources of the wealth of the southern [unclear: po] the Colony. The grape could be cultivated there either for wine or table [unclear: pa] several varieties of it—and could be made into good raisins. He had s[unclear: een] grapes growing in several places, but they were not yet cultivated to [unclear: any] The largest grower was Mr. Dawson, near Alexandra, who had a crop [unclear: this] about 35cwt.; these were of the black Hamburg variety, and, though gr[unclear: own] open, were quite equal to anything he had seen grown under glass in [unclear: the] Island. The same grower had also a crop of pears—winter Nellis—which we[unclear: re] with respect to the weight of crop and the size and quality of the fruit, [unclear: the] had ever seen. This pear was a standard market pear, and Mr. Dawson 15cwt. of it. He had observed that most of the grapes grown were of [unclear: the] varieties, and had advised intending planters to put in a due proportion [unclear: of] sorts.

At present the great obstacle complained of by existing growers was the