Story: Apples and pears

Red shade-cloth

Red shade-cloth

A cover of cloth netting protects fruit from hail and birds, and limits sun damage. Red shade-cloth is favoured by some growers as it helps the colour of red apples to develop – but some residents of an apple-growing area near Nelson took a case to the Environment Court in 2007, arguing that the coloured cloth was visual pollution. The court disagreed.

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John Palmer, 'Apples and pears - Growing requirements', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by John Palmer, published 24 Nov 2008