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Industry - Fruit Growers - South Australia

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    John Rehn (1842 - 1923)
    Johan "John" Rehn* Birth: Mar 25 1842 - Houghton, South Australia, Australia* Death: Feb 10 1923 - Tea Tree Gully, South Australia, Australia* Parents: Johan Rehn, Anna Rehn (born Schroeter)* Siblings:...
  • Michael Ahern (1849 - 1902)
    Michael Ahern The death of Mr. M. Ahern, who for over 30 years was a highly-respected resident of the Clare district, occurred at his residence in Jeffcott street, North Adelaide on Saturday morning. T...
  • Jacob Hooper (1839 - 1926)
    Jacob Hooper of Salisbury (South Australia)EARLY ADELAIDEChanges in 77 Years MR. HOOPER REMINISCENTDespite his 84 years. Mr. Jacob Hooper, of Brighton. better known as 'Hooper of Salisbury,' is still a...
  • Thomas Paul Hamilton Ayliffe (1814 - 1895)
    Thomas Hamilton Ayliffe (c. 1812 – 28 July 1895) was recorded as a passenger on the Pestonjee Bomanjee with his father and two brothers, but in fact came out later, perhaps via Hobart on 10 July 1843 o...

South Australia is well known for its fruit growing, also it is very protective of its borders to avoid fruit fly, which is a pest in eastern States and requires the spraying of chemicals.

This project will collect profiles of persons who were and are, active in the fruit growing industry in South Australia, including the "Riverland". South Australia is a Mediterranean climate and therefore very suitable for citrus, olives, grapes and nuts as in Almonds. Apples, Pears Cherries grow well and of course stone fruits especially Apricots.

In more recent times, growers are attempting to grow sub tropical fruits such as Avocado. The soil is very lime based and hence alkaline. Normally in the sub tropics we see acid soils, possibly more of a barrier (but adjustable) than climate in some coastal areas.

Recently we have been seeing the almond blossom vista changing to vines in the southern vales, and much of the north and south has been sub divided in to residential housing. As South Australia has limited areas on which to grow food with good soils and rainfall, this could be a problem in the future, unless residents grow their food in their back yards.



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