Apple volumes to double As the southern hemisphere apple season gets under way, massive long term increases affecting the majority of sources are continuing to be forecast by the research agency Decofrut. It began plotting the explosion some five years ago when the total export crops from Australia, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand and Brazil stood at 54.2 million boxes. By the end of 2005 this figure is forecast to have reached 97 million, an increase of 79%. {{FRESH PRODUCE }}