Good rains for fruitThis article was originally published in Foodnews
GOOD spring rains have boosted the quality of stone fruits in New South Wales (NSW), Australia ahead of this year's harvest. Michael Tripoldi of the Swan Hill Summer Fruits Association, said after years of drought, the industry is looking positive for this season. He said peaches and nectarines have started to be picked in south-west NSW and the apricot harvest should start in the next couple of weeks. "All that rain you should, by rights, pick up a couple of sizes in your fruit ... and that could be a very good thing for our industry right through," he told ABC News.