Story: Weeds of agriculture

Gorse seed for sale (2nd of 3)

Gorse seed for sale

Although unimaginable today, gorse seed was sold in 1862 for planting as hedges. It is unknown what price was charged for this ‘valuable seed’.

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Reference: Daily Southern Cross, 21 May 1862, p. 2

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Ian Popay, 'Weeds of agriculture - Introduction of weeds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Ian Popay, published 24 Nov 2008