Australian stonefruit in China demand

Much of the fruit will be exported by air to ensure that it arrives in China at its ripest. Photo credit – Pixabay

 

Australian stonefruit growers are preparing for seasonal exports to China after the signing of a recent protocol.

 

Stonefruit (a category which includes plums, peaches and apricots) was the subject of a protocol between the Australian and Chinese governments in November.

The agreement permitted the export from Australia of the fruits to China, which has already commenced.

Speaking to specialist publication Fresh Plaza, John Moore from Summer Fruit Australia greeted the news:

”This agreement is great news for Australia and China, it also recognises Australia’s Pest Free Areas such as Tasmania and Renmark.”

As well as benefiting farmers, the export agreement will help to supply China’s increasing demand for quality fresh produce.

According to another specialist publication, Produce Report, the season is in full swing with a good harvest.

Efforts will be made to market the produce in Australia via online retailers such as Tmall and JD.com, as well as social media channels.

These will use banners such as ‘Taste Australia’ and ‘Now in Season’ – and the results look mouthwatering.

Much of the fruit will be exported by air to ensure that it arrives in China at its ripest.

We can’t wait to try it!

Rupert Reid

Pilot and Senior Broadcast Journalist at Panda Radio. You can find him on Twitter @rupertreid

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