The Great Southwest; A Monthly Journal of Horticulture Volume 6

The Great Southwest; A Monthly Journal of Horticulture Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...demand for them in the Atlantic Coast states; however, the hand writing is on the wall and he who runs may read--unless he is a blind man in a business sense. It may not be out of the way for me to give some statistics furnished me by the manager of the Foreign Fruit Exchange, relative to the receipts of boxes of oranges from various ports in the Mediterranean during the past eight seasons. True, over one million boxes came last season, owing to the heavy yield in Sicily, but the results were so poor that no such quantity need be looked for another season. THE PRESENT--FLORIDA AND CALIFORNIA ORANGES. Twenty years ago a few oranges commenced to come here from Florida, and were received mostly by houses not directly in the fruit trade. Some even came to butter, cheese, etc., merchants; in fact, Messrs. Walter Carr & Co. received them about 1873, and the managing partner, Mr. William H. Snecker, has assured the writer that he obtained $6.00 per box for almost all sent his house foi several years, and even then could not supply the demand for this extra fine orange. Ten years ago the dealers in fruit commenced to receive direct from Florida, and soon there were probably 150 Arms and single merchants receiving this fruit; in fact, it is said that a nicely worded circular and a brass stencil were all that was needed to obtain ample consignments of oranges from Florida. Of course, there were some unprincipled receivers who looked after No. 1, just to see that the Florida shipper did not receive any more than he ought to, and in a year or two a great outcry was heard from the South about "swindling commission merchants" in the northern cities. It is undoubtedly true that the growers were swindled right and left, so that it is no wonder they...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236585313
  • 9781236585318