Posts tagged "Summerfruit New Zealand"

Central Otago cherry season par for course

[28 January/The Country] As the growing season for cherries in Central Otago draws to a close growers remain happy with their numbers. Summerfruit New Zealand market data as of January 20 indicated more than 1.4 million kg of export cherry sales this year to date, which is considerably down from previous years. The 2017-18 season...

Growers will be able to cherry pick their price after unseasonable deluge of rain across New Zealand

[16 December/Stuff] The rain during the late spring and early summer period has caused stone fruit crops to split and rot, meaning there is lower supply at New Zealand’s fruit stalls and supermarkets in the run up to Christmas. Marlborough cherry growers suffered their wettest season in a decade. Cherrybank Orchard, just south of Blenheim,...

Summerfruit readies funding case

[1 August/Rural Life] Summerfruit New Zealand Chief Executive, Marie Dawkins, said it had nearly completed its business case proposal for a Primary Growth Partnership that will encourage innovation, add value and enhance the industry. She added it was a major strategy for the industry. It sent its initial application several months ago and the panel...

Plum Chinese deal for summerfruit

 [11 February/ Radio NZ] Summerfruit New Zealand Chief Executive, Marie Dawkins said plums were being exported to China for the first time ever this year. Ms Dawkins said it was hard to know the potential of the market, but plums from Hawke’s Bay had proved to be a great success with 3,000 tonnes having been...

Far from peachy if anti-dumping canned – industry

[2 July/ Radio NZ Rural] Summerfruit New Zealand Chief Executive, Marie Dawkins said if anti-dumping legislation is removed in New Zealand, it would undermine the peach canning industry. Ms Dawkins said the removal of the legislation will allow the importation of cheap peaches from other countries, meaning New Zealand peaches will no longer be economical...

Wet weather hits Central Otago cherry harvest

 [20 January / Radio NZ] In spite of an unusually early start to the cherry harvest in Central Otago this year, exports are tracking well below the previous season. Growers in the region, which provides 95% of New Zealand’s cherry exports, are blaming the highly variable weather. Summerfruit New Zealand chairman Gary Bennetts says that...