The South African apricot pack started on November 27 and is expected to run until the end of the year, with peaches starting at the end of the month. Prices are being quoted and have weakened by up to 5% on some products. "It's not that there's any vast surplus, it's just that EU prices are so low to compete with," said an importer. When it comes to peaches, the South Africans are not even going to attempt to compete on price, because they know there is so much cheap Greek product. The season is running to schedule: by the end of January, the lines will be assembling fruit cocktail and the pear crop is promising to be a good one. {{PROVISIONS }}