Tandou Orchards are located at Menindee, 110km southeast of Broken Hill. It’s a semi-arid region, 20cm average rainfall per year and temperatures regularly topping 45°C. Therefore, growing apples on sand dunes is not easy, with Tandou determining that Red Gala and Pink Lady varieties were best suited. Tandou trialed 4ha in the open (no shade mesh) with under canopy cooling fitted with Nelson R10 Turbo RotatorTM sprinklers.

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