Story: Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts

Value of fruit exports, 2006

Value of fruit exports, 2006

Fresh and processed fruit exports from New Zealand earned 1.2 billion dollars in 2006. Kiwifruit and apples accounted for 91% of this, with a variety of citrus, subtropical and berry fruits making up the remaining 9%. Avocados were New Zealand’s third largest fresh-fruit export earner in 2006, while blueberries were the most valuable export berry crop.

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Source: Horticulture New Zealand, Barriers to our export trade, June 2007.

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Sandy Scarrow, 'Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts - Avocados and persimmons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Sandy Scarrow, published 24 Nov 2008