California summer fruit came fast; fall encore in store?

08/27/2013 09:15:00 AM
Vicky Boyd and Mike Hornick

Peaches and nectarines fade away in fall, but with just a month or so left in the deal shippers had much to celebrate as they finally gained access to Australia.

Kingsburg-based HMC Farms shipped the first California stone fruit in a load arriving July 27 at the Sydney airport.

“It’s been a long decade of waiting for access to this market,” said Marcy Martin, director of trade for the California Grape & Tree Fruit League.

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