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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Locally-grown Hops Equal to Anything from the Best Gardens in the World

Locally-grown Hops Equal to Anything from the Best Gardens in the World

And there was no reason why the district should not grow hops, not only [unclear: f] whole of the Colony, but for export as well. The Alexandra hops were far [unclear: s] to those grown in Nelson, although that province had hitherto enjoyed the [unclear: rep] of producing the best in the Colony. California was famed as a hop-growing [unclear: c] and hops grown there held the highest place in the market, being generally [unclear: val] twice the price of those grown in Nelson. He had taken a sample of the [unclear: Ale] hops with him to Cromwell and there compared them with Californian [unclear: hops] page 5 [unclear: d] no hesitation in saying that the local article was quite equal, if not superior, to [unclear: e] Californian. He had also seen a few walnuts about the Teviot: they were very [unclear: cellent] and perfect fruit, but were not of the best variety. The best walnuts in New Zealand were grown at Akaroa, where the planters had had the benefit of special skill at the start. The variety principally cultivated there was that know[unclear: n] the Charbete—one of the best; and as it was evident that this excellent and [unclear: gely]-used nut would grow well in Central Otago, he would advise orchardists to [unclear: ocure] that variety for their future plantings. The growth of fruit for drying [unclear: poses] he, however, considered the foundation on which the development of the [unclear: dustry] must be built. There were comparatively few districts in the world that [unclear: d] at once