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FRUITS OF QUEENSLAND BY ALBERT H. BENSON, M.R.A.C.,

Late Instructor in Fruit Culture, Queensland Government; now Director of Agriculture, Hobart, Tasmania.

BRISBANE: BY AUTHORITY: ANTHONY J. CUMMING, GOVERNMENT PRINTER. 1914.

[Illustration: Fruit of Mangosteen.]

CONTENTS.

PAGE. Preface 5 Introduction 7 Queensland Fruit growing 17 Climate 18

1st. Soils of Eastern Seaboard, and land adjacent to it, suitable to the growth of Tropical and Semi tropical Fruit 21

2nd. Soils of the Coastal Tablelands, suitable for the growth of Deciduous Fruit 23

3rd. Soils of the Central Tablelands, suitable for the growth of Grapes, Dates, Citrus Fruits, &c. 24

The Banana 24 The Pineapple 31 The Mango 41 Mangosteen 45 The Papaw 47 The Cocoa nut 49 The Granadilla 51 The Passion Fruit 51 Custard Apples 53 Citrus Fruit 57 The Persimmon 71 The Loquat 73 The Date Palm 75 The Pecan Nut 75 Japanese Plums 77 Chickasaw Plums 77 Chinese Peaches 77 Figs 79 The Mulberry 79 The Strawberry 79 Cape Gooseberry 82 The Olive 83 The Apple 85 The Peach 87 The Plum 89 The Apricot 89 The Cherry 90 The Pear 91 The Almond 91 Grape Culture 93 List of Fruits and Vegetables Grown in Queensland 102

[Illustration: Map of Queensland]

PREFACE.

In the more thickly populated portions of the Old and New World, and, to a certain extent, in the large cities of Australia, the question of how to make a living has became one of vital importance to a large portion of the population, and is the cause of considerable anxiety to fathers of families who are endeavouring to find employment for their sons.

This difficulty of obtaining employment is a very serious question, and one demanding the most earnest consideration. It is probably the result of many different causes, but, in the writer's opinion, it is due mainly to the fact that for years past the trend of population has been from the country districts to the towns, with the result that many of the great centres of population are now very badly congested, and profitable employment of any kind is often extremely difficult to obtain... Continue reading book >>




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