Story: Apples and pears

Packing apples

Packing apples

Bins of apples are delivered to packing facilities where the fruit are inspected, graded and packed into cardboard cartons, ready for export. This is a four-lane weight grader in action at the Compass Fruit Packhouse, Nelson.

Photo courtesy of Heartland Fruit.

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John Palmer, 'Apples and pears - Harvesting, transport and storage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by John Palmer, published 24 Nov 2008