China’s demand for mandarins

Mildura Fruit Company’s general manager Perry Hill with the new packing line the company has installed ahead of this year’s busy citrus season..Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Mildura Fruit Company’s general manager Perry Hill with the new packing line the company has installed ahead of this year’s busy citrus season..Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Fruit Company’s (MFC) new $6 million grading and packing line will churn through about 20 tonnes of mandarins per hour. 

With the fruit ultimately destined to fill the lunchboxes of millions of people across the world, the grading and packing equipment has been installed ahead of the busy citrus season. 

Sunraysia is one of four major growing regions along with Queensland, the Riverland region in SA and the Riverina area in NSW.

“Our region has perfect weather conditions for growing mandarins,” MFC general manager Perry Hill said.

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