TASMANIANS are blessed to have plenty of great fruit entering the festive season.
The bounty of the harvest is overflowing with ripe, juicy goodness with growers busy bringing cherries, raspberries, strawberries, apricots and blueberries on to the local market.
Growers are looking to the heavens and hoping no major events, such as extreme wind and heavy rains, dampen the party.
Tony McDermott, of Orani Vineyard and Fruit Farm at Sorell, said there was plenty of great fruit available.
"We are picking cherries and have a huge crop of apricots," Mr McDermott said.
The farm ships its pre-Christmas cherry orders throughout Australia.
Fruit Growers Tasmania business development manager, Lucy Gregg, said the fruit was tasting very good with plenty of flavour.
"We have some really good-looking, quality fruit available," Ms Gregg said.
Final protocols at government-to-government level are being finalised for the Tasmanian cherry export deal to China.
Tasmanian cherry growers will be looking to tap into the top end of the export market to supply the Chinese New Year celebrated across a number of Asian countries in January or February.
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