Primary Sector

Cherry picking ramps up for Chinese New Year

Rebecca Howard
Tue, 07 Jan 2020

Cherry picking ramps up for Chinese New Year
Rebecca Howard
Tue, 07 Jan 2020
Juicy prices are making up for a smaller cherry harvest this season, and a summer burst in Central Otago should give an added boost in time for Chinese New Year. Wet weather and cold temperatures meant this year’s cherry crop will be lighter. However, Summerfruit New Zealand chair Tim Jones said recent better weather and strong prices helped offset the smaller volume. “The fruit that we have picked in the last few days is really good quality and we are getting much better volumes. The prices are really good at the moment. That makes u...

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