ConservasNov. 3, 2011
Temporada comienza con temor a exceso de oferta
The stone fruit harvest has started in north-west Victoria. White and yellow nectarines and peaches will be in the markets soon.
Grower Gaethan Cutri, from Woorinen near Swan Hill, says prices have started off poorly, and like other industries this year, orchards need a drop in the Australian dollar to avoid a local oversupply.
“If the currency drops a little, then we hope to be able to move some overseas to reduce the load on the Australian market,” he said. “If we’re all sending into the domestic market, they’ll be massive oversupply, because I think everyone’s got a lot of fruit this year and if we all send there, we’ll get paid very little.”