Queensland growers welcome cold snap as the Sunshine State shivers
Fruit and vegetable growers across Queensland say this week’s cold weather has been a double-edged sword for farmers. Grape growers on the Granite Belt in Southern Queensland said the cold snap was good for wine producers, helping set vines for next summer’s harvest. Winemaker Peter McGlashan said the cold conditions would result in consistent fruit growth. “The cold weather is really good for vines. It puts them to sleep for the winter period and, when spring comes, it means that we have a nice even budburst, which means even growth and good fruit set,” he said.