The Hayward (Green) variety has been the backbone of the commercial New Zealand kiwifruit industry for some 50 years. Amongst the excitement and opportunity of new cultivars, we mustn’t lose sight of the importance of the Green category.
We know this and have remained committed to working alongside our Green growers to optimise their returns from the complex series of premiums available.
It all starts in the orchard, and through the intricate supply chain to the market, we’re closely involved with our growers at each stage. Our frank transparent approach means a strong commercial collaboration and we expect our growers’ Orchard Gate Returns to be consistently in the industry’s top performing quartile.
Our packhouses are equipped with the latest in fruit handling technology and retain the input and influence of our hugely experienced operators. This gives our growers the best available packing opportunities in the industry and enables us to keep our labour costs and overheads to a minimum without losing the benefit of decades of operational experience.