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Tuesday 20th October 2009, 16:50 Hong Kong

T&G delays apple payments

Turners & Growers will delay paying New Zealand apple growers after difficult late-season sales

T&G delays apple payments

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The company usually pays growers at the start of October.

Jeff Wesley, head of Turners & Growers’ apple subsidiary Enza, said last season varieties like Braeburn and Jazz were the hardest hit.

A combination of tanking global economies and the stored remains of very large apple harvests in both Europe and the US combined to sour the export deal for New Zealand.

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