Story: Farming in the economy

Washing and sorting apples (2nd of 2)

Washing and sorting apples

New Zealand can supply fruit to the northern hemisphere when local production is out of season. The country’s apple production increased in the second half of the 20th century, with the development of new types of apples and increasing mechanisation. These apples are on a mechanised washing and sorting system, which requires a minimum of labour.

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Robert Peden, 'Farming in the economy - Horticulture and viticulture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17648/washing-and-sorting-apples (accessed 26 October 2021)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008