T&G Global Announces New Season New Zealand Apples Heading to International Markets; Craig Betty Shares
NEW ZEALAND - New season, new crops as T&G Global brings a portfolio of high-quality apples. It’s new season apple harvest time down in New Zealand, and T&G is eagerly meeting demand in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Thailand. And this is good news as Cyclone Gabrielle significantly impacted parts of the North Island in February and largely missed a majority of the precious apples.
“While some orchards in Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne were impacted, there are orchards in those areas which were completely untouched—and the fruit we’ve already harvested and shipped to our customers in Asia looks great,” said Craig Betty, T&G’s Director of Operations. “With the balance of our crop due to be harvested throughout March and April, we look forward to seeing our premium brands continue to develop good color and size over the coming weeks.”
According to the company’s update, the cyclone completely bypassed the South Island. The orchards also went through a hot summer down in New Zealand, and the trees are seeing nice ripening and color on JAZZ™ and Envy™ brand apples.
“Apple fans across the world will be looking forward to this season’s new crop, and as with every year, we’re applying our deep horticultural expertise and careful orchard and post-harvest management, to produce the best apples,” Betty commented. “Whether they’re after great color, tangy or sweet flavors, a satisfying crunch, or instead prefer smaller snacking or larger gifting apples, we have something for everyone within our portfolio of premium brands.”
T&G will soon commission its new state-of-the-art automated packhouse in Hawke’s Bay. As one of the largest packhouses in the Southern Hemisphere, it will further enable T&G to get the best out of the region's harvest, both this season and into the future.
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