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Despite all the successes, one Babich side venture was a bit of a lemon

In 1919, the worldwide influenza pandemic hit New Zealand.

The demand for vitamin rich citrus was high so the Babich brothers planted rows and rows of lemon trees on their Henderson land. But the flu ran its course before the trees had fruited and Josip went back to the grapes he knew would always be in demand.

 

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