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SEEDLESS FRUIT

Spray Used On Strawberries And Raspberries PROTECTION FROM FROSTS Rec. 1 p.m. CANBERRA, this day. Seedless strawberries and raspberries may result from the use of a spray which protects .the fruit from frosts. The spray has been discovered by British scientists after six years of experimenting. Fruit treated by the spray has been seedless. So far it has been tried only on apples and tomatoes,* but it is to be tried also on other fruits. The office of the United Kingdom High Commissioner, which reported the discovery of the spray, says the process ensures a full crop of fruit every year and prevents pre-harvest falls, such as greatly reduced the quantity of fruit in previous seasons. The chemical is sprayed on the fruit as soon as the flowers fall. It sets the fruit instantly and all the fruit on the tree ripens at the same time. The new spray, when produced on a commercial basis, is expected to cost no more than the anti-pest sprays now in use. Dr. J. Swarbrick, head of the Bristol University research centre, is responsible for the discovery.

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SEEDLESS FRUIT, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 184, 6 August 1945

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SEEDLESS FRUIT Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 184, 6 August 1945

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