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AN OPTIMISTIC OUTLOOK FOR POME FRUIT GROWERS

A normal pome fruit season is anticipated for the 2020 season. With good 2019 winter rain, many of the growers are able to prepare a good crop. In general, colour development and pack-outs look promising at this stage. Only on the early pears sizing and colouring has been negatively affected by the heatwave experienced during mid-January 2020.

An increase in most apple crop varieties will be seen in 2020. This is due to young orchards coming into production as well as the Ceres region returning to a normal crop A 6 increase is estimated for apples but pear exports are estimated to be on down 3% compared to the previous season.

Download the full report here: press-release-apple-and-pear-2020-export-crop-estimate

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