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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73


Dear Sir,—As I understand the League is about to publish a leaflet regarding the fruitgrowing capacities of Vincent County, and as I have for the last three years acted as judge at the Vincent County Horticultural Society's shows, it occurred to me that a few words regarding what I have seen there might be of interest. I may explain that I have been connected with horticulture for the last twenty-three years, and have visited the International Shows held in Glasgow and Edinburgh, besides numerous large establishments in the Old Country, where wall and other fruits were grown on an extensive scale; and I never anywhere saw finer fruit than I have seen in Central Otago. No sooner does the traveller pass through Alexandra, Clyde, and Cromwell, than he is made conscious of a different atmosphere, a different climate, and a different vegetation from that of the coast line of Otego Where in the whole Colony is there to be found such