New Zealand Strawberry Season Thrives Ahead Of Christmas Rush

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – DECEMBER 13: Freshly picked strawberries are seen at Garelja Bros Strawberry Farm on December 13, 2010 in Auckland, New Zealand. Demand for strawberries will increase as the Christmas holiday period approaches, with the Auckland region producing over 40 per cent of New Zealand’s commercial crop. The average yield over the lifespan of an Auckland strawberry garden is 35 tonnes per hectare. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)