Apple growers in central west New South Wales are reporting lower yields this year after the hot growing season, and rain through harvest.
But NSW Farmers Association horticulture committee chair Peter Darley says this is good for prices and reflects a smaller crop nationwide.
“The crops are down this year, but I think the quality has been very good. The previous year was a very tough year because Australia-wide there was a huge volume crop.
“I think this year the crop volume is down Australia-wide, so that’ll certainly equate better to a firmer wholesale price for growers,” he said.