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Fruits of Queensland by Albert H. Benson is an extraordinary and comprehensive guide to the diverse and exotic fruits found in the lush landscapes of Queensland, Australia. This book takes readers on a captivating journey through a region known for its fertile soil and perfect climate, allowing a myriad of fruit varieties to flourish.

Throughout the pages, Benson's passion for fruit is palpable, as he weaves together a wealth of information, personal anecdotes, and stunning visuals that bring Queensland's fruits to life. His knowledge is extensive, covering everything from the origins and history of each fruit to their cultivation and best uses.

The book's organization is superb, making it both a pleasure to read and a practical reference guide. Benson begins by introducing the reader to the unique ecosystems and growing conditions in Queensland, highlighting why it is a fruit lover's paradise. From there, each chapter focuses on a specific fruit, delving into its characteristics, preferred growing regions, and even offering tips for those looking to cultivate these fruits at home.

One of the standout features of Fruits of Queensland is the inclusion of beautiful, vibrant photographs that grace nearly every page. These images not only display the fruits in all their glory but also capture the essence of the region's flora, fauna, and landscapes. It is evident that Benson has an eye for detail, skillfully capturing the shape, color, and texture of each fruit with every click of his camera.

Furthermore, Benson's writing style is engaging and accessible, making even the more scientific aspects of fruit cultivation easily digestible for readers of all backgrounds. Whether you are an experienced horticulturist or simply a curious fruit enthusiast, this book offers something for everyone.

While originally intended as a guide, Fruits of Queensland transcends its purpose by immersing readers in an enchanting narrative of discovery and appreciation. Benson's passion for fruits and his genuine excitement to share his knowledge shines through in every page. By the time you finish reading, you will find yourself yearning to explore the orchards of Queensland and taste the luscious fruits described within.

In conclusion, Fruits of Queensland by Albert H. Benson is an absolute gem of a book. With its engaging storytelling, stunning visuals, and wealth of information, this comprehensive guide offers an immersive experience into the fascinating world of Queensland's fruits. Whether you are a nature lover, a gardener, or simply someone who appreciates good food, this book will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the abundance of fruits that grace this remarkable region.

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


[Illustration: Fruit of Mangosteen.]


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 ... Continue reading book >>

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