Story: Stone fruit and the summerfruit industry

Earnscleugh orchards (2nd of 3)

Earnscleugh orchards

Earnscleugh valley, near Alexandra, has some of New Zealand’s most varied temperatures – a lowest temperature of -12°C and a highest of 41°C were recorded here. Annual rainfall averages only 260 millimetres. Traditionally, it has been a centre for fruit growing, and increasingly for viticulture – pinot noir grapes in particular. These vineyards and orchards are surrounded by shelter belts of poplar trees.

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Marie Dawkins, 'Stone fruit and the summerfruit industry - Commercial production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18845/earnscleugh-orchards (accessed 16 August 2022)

Story by Marie Dawkins, published 24 Nov 2008