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NEW ZEALAND AS A FRUIT COUNTRY. WELLINGTON, September 22. Messrs Grapes and Campbell, who represented New Zealand at The Fruit-growers' Conference. in Brisbane, have sent in their reports. That by Mr Grapes is exhaustive. He thinks that a good trade could be established with Queensland arid South Australia under a reciprocal agreement New Zealand apples took first award, and the show potatoes surprised those who saw 1 hem. He considers New Zealand better adapted than Australia for. producing apples, pears, plums, mid-season peaches, currants, lemons, gooseberries, strawberries, nuts, and grapes (claret and champagne). For fruits other than those named Australia is better suited, owing, to the dryness of the climate. Climatioftlly New Zealand is best off of all the colonies for growing claret and champagne vintage grapes, but not other sorts," except in favored spots. He oonsiders it essential that fiuit-growers should be compelled to eradicate pests.

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FRUITGROWING, Issue 10426, 22 September 1897

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FRUITGROWING Issue 10426, 22 September 1897

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