Story: Stone fruit and the summerfruit industry

Rain damages cherries

All of the care and careful management needed to produce a valuable cherry crop can be quickly undone by severe weather. Hail can damage the surface of the fruit or, as in this case, persistent rain can cause the fruit to swell and burst their skins when the cherries are nearly ripe.

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Marie Dawkins, 'Stone fruit and the summerfruit industry - The summerfruit industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2021)

Story by Marie Dawkins, published 24 Nov 2008