Emerging fruit crops adding to horticult...

Emerging fruit crops adding to horticulture land demand

In a week that has been overshadowed by reports of bad weather throughout NZ’s prime horticultural and agricultural land, it has been pleasing to see that demand for horticulture land is high.  Bayleys real estate company said that horticultural land is selling well with emerging fruit crops attracting newcomers. Sales prospects for New Zealand’s horticultural sector look positive…

PIC AGM Feb 2017

PIC AGM Feb 2017

Another AGM done and dusted, this one  for the Persimmpon Industry Council held 20 February at the Emerald Hotel Gisborne.     The following day, the AGM visited the local packhouse, NZ Fruits which packs a widerange of produce, and is NZ’s largest persimmon packhouse. There was also a visit to the College Vineyards persimmon…

Persimmons are starting to colour up

Persimmons are starting to colour up

We are starting to see orange in our persimmon orchards – the persimmon season is on its way. Everyone who is involved in exporting needs to be registered with the PIC, and for any of the export markets that require registration.

Feijoa Season on its Way

Feijoa Season on its Way

Feijoas are sizing up on trees – not long now until the season is underway. This is a timely reminder for growers to join up to the Feijoa Growers Association (feijoa.org.nz/membership.html) – your membership pack will include industry grading standards, you’ll be able to received promotion material, and the growers manual will provide good information…

Persimmon Industry Council AGM

We are busy finalising the PIC AGM, on 20 February at the Emerald Hotel, Gisborne. Everyone who has an interest in growing persimmons is welcome. On the 21st we will be visiting a local packhouse and orchard, finishing with lunch and an opportunity for networking at the Bushmere Arms. More information at nzpersimmons.org.nz.

NZ Feijoa Growers AGM

We are well into organising the AGM of the NZ Feijoa Growers Assoc, to be held 11 and 12 November at Napier. Anyone with interest in growing or marketing feijoas should be there – further information on the Feijoa Growers Assoc website, at feijoa.org.nz/agm

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