AUSTRALIAN apple growers are urging a boycott of Chinese apples.
The arrival of the first Chinese apples, due to go on sale this week, has upset the Australian industry.
Apple and Pear Australia criticised the timing because many farms have suffered flood damageAPA chairman Darral Ashton said: ''We're calling on everyone to support the local industry, which is known worldwide for its clean, green, farming practices.''
The arrival of Chinese Fuji apples is the first time since 1921 that apples will be imported following a decision by Biosecurity Australia last year to allow imports from China.
Coles and Woolworths have refused to stock Chinese apples.