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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

[introduction]

Mr. J. C. Blackmore, the Government pomologist, returned to Dunedin las[unclear: t] from a tour of inspection of the orchards of Central Otago, and with the object obtaining some information from him with reference to his tour and relativ[unclear: e] fruitgrowing industry generally, a member of our reporting staff waited upo[unclear: n] yesterday. Mr. Blackmore was very willing to give all the information he coul[unclear: d] referring, in the first place, to the favourable climate of Central Otago for [unclear: suc] fruitgrowing, he said: "The chief characteristics of climate requisite for th[unclear: e] vation of the apricot, peach, prune plum, and grape is freedom from extreme[unclear: s], in connection with the fitness of soil and water for irrigation,