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Australians look forward to best cherry crop ever

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Australia is tipped to produce a record cherry crop this year, up 70 per cent on last summer to around 17,000 tonnes.

Dr Penny Measham, from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, says the industry has developed significant exports markets in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

Dr Measham co-ordinates a national cherry development program and has been working with cherry growers around the country.

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“A high crop load, good weather and improved management have all contributed to this record result,” she said.

“Cherries are one those things that people can never get enough of.

“Also, we’re seeing very strong demand internationally for cherries.

“China, for example, which is our new market, has been increasing their imports of cherries by about 50 per cent each year for the last four or five years.”

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Henry Sapiecha

December 27th, 2014
Topic: Cherries, CHINA Tags: , , ,

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