April 4th, 1923



A grower, writing in an English fruit trade paper, describes his inspection of a shipment of Nova Scotia apples as they arrived for the London market and has some very complimentary things to say of them. After speaking of the warehouse in which the apples were stored, he describes the removal of a barrel head for his inspection, proceeding:

"There was a sample of Cox's Orange Pippin which might have been taken straight to the Imperial Fruit Show and put into competition with the best that was exhibited there. Another barrel opened for my inspection was the same, and a third and fourth - the apples all evenly packed in layers and, so far as I could see, not a fruit damaged. The opening of another barrel revealed Wealthy showing up brilliantly red in spite of the gloom of the warehouse, just as sound as the Cox's, just as even, and, though there was nothing in the barrels except the apples, it did not appear as if a single specimen had moved since they were put in. Kings of Tompkins County was represented by another lot of barrels just the same as the rest, and curiously led me to inspect one of the lids. The lid of each barrel might correctly be described as its passport, for on it was given the name of the firm which grew and shipped the fruit, the number of the orchard it came from, the date it was packed, and the number of the man who packed it, so that if there was anything wrong with the contents of any barrel it could be traced back to the starting point, so to speak"

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