Letter: Quality of imported fruit not so peachy

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Sir: With reference to your letter from Ron Parker (15 October), my family's consumption of imported fruit has dropped by about 50 per cent this year.

The reasons, to give a few examples, are peaches that are often sleepy, grapes that are unreliable in taste, and melons that never ripen. There may be greater variety nowadays, but it seems most fruit is picked green and if you are lucky, it ripens; if not, it shrivels up. My family are by inclination big fruit consumers, but we begin to feel it is not worth buying.

Yours sincerely, ERNEST ROSENGARD Bampton, Oxfordshire