Caird expressed the opinion that the cost of carriage from abroad would always protect the British grower, the average all-rail freight from Chicago to New York was 17.76 cents, while the summer rate (partly by water) was 13.17 cents.
In selection work the grower must keep definitely in view the special market requirements for the kinds of tobacco he is producing.
sanguineum, a tufted grower, has the flowers a deep rose colour; and the double-flowered white and blue forms of G.
This ideal is before the cotton grower in all parts of the world, but practical steps are not always taken to realize it.
A third, known as the "pie" system enables the grower to bridge over the interval, and to keep his hands employed, between the end of the "head" and the beginning of the "pit" strippings.