New Zeland is positioned at approximately 1450 kilometers east of Australia. The country is constituted of two central islands, usually named as the North Island and the South Island. Additionally, a system of approximately 600 tiny islands forms the rest of the New Zeland.
New Zeland is characterized by a maritime climate.
New Zeland apple exports market cap is increasing year-after-year
In the last 10 years, New Zeland has managed to double its apple export market cap, hitting 691.8 million NZ (about $505 million U.S. Dollars) in 2016.
The New Zeland apple market cap was calculated at around 350 million NZ (255.5 million U.S. Dollars) between 1995 and 2010.
Royal Gala is the most exported apple variety. The second place is occupied by Braeburn apple variety, which is followed by the Jazz variety, and the Fuji one, both being more exported to Europe and Asia.
New Zeland’s Honeycrisp apple variety grows better than its US’s correspondent
In New Zeland, there are dozens of apple orchards.
Some of them gain around 2,500 hours of sunshine per year. This nature’s gift (plenty of sunlight) helps most vegetation grow faster and healthier. So do the apple tree after bathing in 2,500 hours of sunlight per year.
This is an advantage for building fresh, green trees. But, very “happy” and healthy trees can endanger the apple production.
Trees with much vigor grow denser foliages that can shade the fruits which may not correctly rip if they are too shaded.
To deal with this problem, apple orchards workers are annually taking care of the apple trees’ foliages to offer the fruits the needed amounts of sunlight.
Honeycrisp is also a common apple variety in the US, being originally from Michigan. However, many Americans who visited New Zeland admitted that the Honeycrisp grown in NZ is much tastier than the Michigan correspondent and that may be so because the climate of the country and the plenty of sunlight that’s bathing the apple orchards, annually.
In conclusion, New Zeland apple market has doubled and is still on the rise.
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