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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Asked if Fruitgrowing would pay;

Asked if Fruitgrowing would pay;

[unclear: co]untry would not soon be over stocked with fruits? His reply was that th[unclear: e] were just beginning to learn the use of fruits and to appreciate their imp[unclear: ort]-Formerly fruit had been considered a luxury, but now it was considered an [unclear: peasable] article of food. To place fruit on every table would necessitate a large [unclear: sion] of the orchard area, and it was far too soon to apprehend an over sup[unclear: ply]. shipment of fruit to England and elsewhere was only in its infancy; the demand [unclear: pples] alone was practically unlimited. Then again various fruits could be dried, [unclear: rved] and prepared for various purposes, and enormous quantities of apples could [unclear: fitably] manufactured into cider. There was sent out of the Colony in 1892 fo[unclear: r] fruits £67,610 (of which £11,236 went direct to Tasmania principally [unclear: for]; for bottled and canned fruits £4,304. and for dried fruits £9,863. These [unclear: ns] did not include raisins and currants.