Story: Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts

Harvesting blackcurrants

This video clip shows blackcurrants being mechanically harvested on Murray Stephens’ orchard at Irwell, near Christchurch. In 2006 New Zealand produced around 9,000 tonnes of blackcurrants. Most were processed for juice, with the rest sold as fresh fruit or made into jam or health supplements.

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Sandy Scarrow, 'Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts - Blueberries, strawberries and blackcurrants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Sandy Scarrow, published 24 Nov 2008