This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
To show the anxiety felt abroad to keep the phylloxera at a distance, a lady writes that crossing the border from Men-tone, their party returned with a magnificent bouquet and were relieved of it by the customhouse officer, with the information that all plants and vegetables were confiscated for fear the enemy of the grape vine might be introduced in a yet uninfected district.
The variety of the products of the soil of Noli Australia is extraordinary. Cotton, sugar, rice maize, arrowroot, tobacco, grass cloth plants ginger, jute, hemp, sorghum, indigo, coffee, co coa, nutmeg, cinnamon, millet, the earth-nut or arachis, tapioca, mangoes, bread fruit, guava, jack fruit, West India yams, all kinds of melons beans and sweet potatoes have been successfully cultivated.