FRUITS OF QUEENSLAND
ALBERT H. BENSON, M.R.A.C.,
Late Instructor in Fruit Culture, Queensland Government;
now Director of Agriculture, Hobart, Tasmania.
BY AUTHORITY: ANTHONY J. CUMMING, GOVERNMENT PRINTER.
Queensland's most valuable asset is her soil, and this
requires population to develop it: soil that, in the
different districts and climates best adapted for their
growth, is capable of producing most of the cultivated
crops of the world, and, with very few exceptions, all
the fruits of commercial value, many of them to a very
high degree of perfection. This pamphlet is practically
confined to the fruit-growing possibilities of
Queensland, and an endeavour is made to show that there
is a good opening for intending settlers in this branch
of agriculture, but the general remarks respecting the
climate, rainfall, soils, &c., will be of equal interest
to any who wish to take up any other branch, such as
general farming, dairying, &c. The Queensland Department
of Agriculture has received a number of inquiries from
time to time, and from various parts of the world,
respecting the possibilities of profitable commercial
fruit-growing in this........................