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Extreme heat in Australia burns stone fruit from the inside

You may have seen some references to the extreme heat that has been hitting Australia in recent weeks. It has caused numerous health problems and resulted in the deaths of wild horses in the Outback where water holes have dried up. Here is a story about the impact of the heat on stone fruit like peaches. It basically “cooks” the fruit from the inside, causing damage to the fruit that makes it unsellable. The trees need extra water to survive and harvesters have to work quickly in the morning hours to harvest as much as they can before daytime temperatures do too much damage. You can read more from ABS News here.

Source: USDA ARS