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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

The Walnut

The Walnut,

which, if undertaken, would prove highly remunerative. As to the cultivation o[unclear: f] vine in those two districts, he thought that the temperature was rather low, bu[unclear: t] in patches, properly sheltered and with good aspects, it was possible to cultivat[unclear: e] grow vines outside with good results.

Mr. Blackmore remarked at this point that great difficulty was experience[unclear: d] obtaining reliable information in regard to the rainfall and temperature in the [unclear: abo] mentioned districts, and if such information were obtained it would have [unclear: grea] facilitated Mr. Bragato in coming to a decision as to the variety most suitable [unclear: i] planting in those districts.

Mr. Bragato continued to say that in the vicinity of Lake Wanaka they [unclear: visi] Messrs. M'Dougall and G. Turnbull's and Mrs. Russell's properties, and ther[unclear: e] extraordinary heavy crops of peaches, plums, and other fruits; also several [unclear: varie] of grapes in the open air. which, although a late variety, they were assured [unclear: wo] eventually develop to maturity. Mr. Bragato, however, thinks that possibly [unclear: t] temperature is not sufficiently high till Queensberry, between Lake Wanak[unclear: a] Cromwell, is reached. The climatic conditions and the nature of the soi[unclear: l] Queensberry to Roxburgh, including Bannockburn, Cromwell, Clyde, and surrounding districts, are eminently favourable for