24 Apr 2010

Harvest season continues

8:08 am on 24 April 2010

The apple season is nearing its end in Hawke's Bay. Pink Lady, Fuji and Pacific Rose are being picked.

Country Life reports it's been an untidy harvest with damage from hail and the sun, as well as russet.

In the Nelson/Motueka region, the Braeburn harvest is continuing.

Grape picking is already finished for some vineyards in Marlborough. Country Life reports the dry conditions created a dream harvest.

Grape harvesting in Central Otago is halfway through with the late Indian summer being perfect for grape ripening at the region's 75 vineyards.