§ Mr. COURTHOPE
asked whether any experiments had been carried out with regard to the cold storage of fruit; and, if so, with what result?
§ Sir E. STRACHEY
A number of experiments on the cold storage of fruits have been made in this and other countries, and notices of the results have appeared in the Board's Journal for September, 1894, June, 1899, June, 1900, March, 1903, June, 1904, and January, 1905. These experiments indicate that when due regard is paid to the stage of ripeness and colour of the fruit cold storage may usefully be employed by traders dealing in either hard or soft fruits.