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TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—Noticing in last night's issue some correspondence re New Zealand fruit in 'Frisco, I send you extract from 'Frisco paper which I received by last mail from my sister. —I am, etc., W. Williamson, Dunedin, August 3.

The ether day a shipment of apples from New Zealand came to tian Francisco. Of course, they were winter apples-the sorts that are at their best in December here. The question tho New Zealandors wish to solve is whether or not apples can be profitably shipped to this coast? As regards quality of the fruit, there should be no doubt concerning the demand. No better apples were ever grown, and as yet there is no codlin moth in New Zealand. But the apples come when our markets are full of apricots, plums, cherries, and small fruits. If New Zealanders wish to make profitable shipments they must send them earlier—apples brought here in April will bring fancy prices. Appleß in tho middle of June will come into competition with 100 much cummer fruiti The

New Zealanders will also discover that "large rod apples" hit tlio market hero better than the yellow BOrts do. But what possibilities fruit culture holds when developed over the wholo world, south of tho Equator as well as north. Given cheap and rapid transportation and we shall have many fruitß all the year.

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NEW ZEALAND APPLES IN CALIFORNIA., Issue 7977, 5 August 1889

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