THE WEST BRITON, 23 June 1870


The greatly increased facilities afforded by railway transit have given an immense impetus to the cultivation of this delicious fruit in the neighbourhood of Calstock and Gunnislake during the past few years, the quantity grown this year being considerably more than hitherto. By far the greater portion is sent to the London markets, but no insignificant quantity finds its way as far north as Glasgow. The stations from which the fruit is sent are Tavistock and Saltash. From the former alone nearly 30 tons have been despatched since the commencement of the season. The night mail trains now emit a most delightful perfume, which contrasts in a most agreeable manner with the unpleasant odour from the fish vans.