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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

Frank Melville

Keywords

Fruit growing, Stone fruits, Grapes, Walnuts, Ceratitis capitata, Cultural methods, USA

First Page Number

885

Last Page Number

900

Abstract

THE United States grows in the vicinity of 64 million bushels of peaches, 83,000 tons of plums, 470,000 tons of prunes and 225,000 tons of apricots.

About half the peaches and the major portion of the plums, prunes and apricots are grown in California which is the centre of the canning industry.

There is also a large cherry industry concentrated mainly in the eastern side of the country. Production amounts to almost 100,000 tons of sweet cherries and 125,000 tons of sour varieties.

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