13 Dec 2019

Hawke's Bay stone fruit for summer "hailstorm heroes"

From First Up, 5:11 am on 13 December 2019

The Yummy Fruit Company is rolling out new packaging this year - labelling its stonefruit 'hailstorm heroes.' It follows a huge hailstorm in October, that did significant damage to young fruit growing on orchards in Hawkes Bay - especially peaches, plums, apricots and nectarines. The general manager of Yummy Fruit, Paul Paynter, says that when the storm hit he didn't realise quite how extensive the damage would be. But he told Rurals' Maja Burry that while the fruit may look a bit defective - it still tastes great.