Story: Apples and pears

Apple and pear labels (1st of 2)

Apple and pear labels

Before cardboard cartons started being used in the 1960s, New Zealand apples and pears were exported in wooden boxes. Labels like these were fixed to the boxes, identifying the variety and grade, and the orchard where they were grown.

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John Palmer, 'Apples and pears - Harvesting, transport and storage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/17264/apple-and-pear-labels (accessed 23 July 2019)

Story by John Palmer, published 24 Nov 2008