Since its inception, the SA Department of Agriculture has provided information to South Australia’s householders and home gardeners about the growing, storing and use of fruits, vegetables and other foods. During early development of the state, successful home growing and use of produce was essential for survival and prosperity of the community.
For further information about the Home Gardens Service, to South Australian communities.
Some early publications for householders about storing fruit included:
During 1976, Post Harvest Research Officer Adrian Dahlenburg developed simplified home techniques for sulphuring and drying fruit products using sodium or potassium metabisulphite dips. A series of highly popular fact sheets were published, including: