Apata’s longstanding reputation as an outstanding post-harvest operator has been forged from two key elements namely, technology and people.
Our packhouses are equipped with the latest fruit handling technology and we combine this with leading-edge information systems that enable us to make smart decisions.
We pride ourselves on the diversity and talent of our people who understand post-harvest requirements, particularly around fruit handling and harvest maturity protocols.
Combined, these qualities make a powerful recipe that sets Apata apart from the rest of the industry and ultimately ensures success for our growers.
Rawhiti Orchard – Gisborne
- ~ 76 hectares of citrus and grapes purchased in 2019
- Conversion to ~ 62.3 hectares of Gold kiwifruit commenced mid-2019
- To date, all but three blocks have been planted with the balance to be completed by the end of 2021
- 30 hectares to commence production for the 2023 harvest with full production expected by 2025
Edgecumbe Development, including 79 canopy hectare Rangitaiki Orchard development
- ~ 125 hectares of dairy land purchased in 2020
- Conversion to ~ 105 canopy hectares of Green kiwifruit commenced in mid-2020, focusing on the 79 canopy hectare Rangitaiki Orchard development
- 25 Canopy Hectares planted with the balance anticipated to be planted by end 2021
- Production to commence in 2023 with full production by 2026
Waitotara Orchard – Whanganui
- ~ 27 hectares of dairy land purchased in 2020
- Conversion to ~ 21 canopy hectares of Green kiwifruit commenced in mid-2020
- All infrastructure complete and planted
- Production to commence in 2023 with full production by 2025