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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

A Wide Variety

A Wide Variety

of fruits can be grown, but the districts are more specially suited to the [unclear: gro] the peach, apricot, prune plum, and grape, the primary requirements fo[unclear: r] successful cultivation being a suitable soil, water for irrigation, a [unclear: mode] high temperature, and a dry atmosphere. The latter particularly is required drying the fruit quickly and for ripening the grape. Towards Queenstown th[unclear: e] and apricot succeed fairly well, and the pear, apple, and cherry do wel[unclear: l], climate, however, is not quite so dry as in the districts I have just referred [unclear: t], is, therefore, less favourable for the sun-drying of the various fruits."

In the course of the interview Mr. Blackmore also said: "I look upon the [unclear: Ce] Otago districts as districts that in the future will be a