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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: An 11ha avocado orchard

Brent Melville
Mon, 04 Jan 2021

Brent Melville
Mon, 04 Jan 2021
New Zealand produces just 2 percent of the world's avocados but is the ninth-largest exporter of a fruit that has been touted as the 'superfood' of the 21st century. Horticulture was the bright spark in New Zealand’s primary export world last year, with fruit, vegetables and wine generating $6.5 billion in export receipts, a healthy chunk of total primary sector revenues of $47.5 billion.And the Ministry for Primary Industries expects horticulture to continue being the star of the show, with forecasts of a 9 percent incre...

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