Primary Sector

NZ pip and kiwifruit hurt by weather and covid disruptions

Rebecca Howard
Fri, 20 May 2022

NZ pip and kiwifruit hurt by weather and covid disruptions
Labour shortages affected the harvesting of apple crops. (Image: File)
Rebecca Howard
Fri, 20 May 2022
Weather and covid-19 are taking a bite out of New Zealand’s pip and kiwifruit harvests.  New Zealand Apples and Pears (NZAPI) lowered its forecast for the 2022 harvest by 12% to 20.3 million tray carton equivalents. It had previously expected 23.2m TCEs and said the new forecast meant export earnings would be about $105m lower than it had expected.Kiwifruit has also been hit, although the harvest is still under way. Seeka said NZ-wide the SunGold kiwifruit crop is now estimated to be 103.3m trays, a reduction of 9.7% on prior fo...

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