15 JUNE 1929, Page 16

In spite of unhappy exceptions, as among the apple growers

of Wisbech, fruit farming is extending steadily in England and giving good returns. An astonishing percentage of the produce, especially in small fruit, goes not to London but to the bigger northern towns. It is a curious detail of the statistics that Liverpool has a passion for black currants, and absorb some 80 per cent. of the total crop. W. BEACH THOMAS.