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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Weather blamed for less stonefruit production.

Weather blamed for less stonefruit production. 07/12/2005. ABC News Online

There will be significantly less Tasmanian stonefruit in the shops this season because of the weather.

It has been a wet spring on the apple isle and Richmond apricot grower Heather Chong says growers are facing the worst season in memory.

"I suppose so far what we're looking at is probably about 30 per cent down on last year," she said.

"The combination of a warm winter and then a very wet spring has meant that the fruit set has been fairly uninspiring for everybody

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