The Hawke's Bay Region

Where we grow great fruit for you

We grow great apples for our customers in the perfect apple growing conditions of the Hawke’s Bay region, often called the fruit bowl of New Zealand. As some of our orchards are in areas with micro climates, we are able to harvest and export certain apples early to arrive in your market before other apple varieties.

Plentiful sun and pure water

The flat sheltered plains of Hawke’s Bay have high sunshine hours throughout the year. With an average of more than six hours a day, the plentiful sunlight, fresh air and pristine water give us the tools we need to grow high quality fruit.

A moderate climate

Hawke’s Bay winters are mild and the spring season brings plentiful rain to prepare our orchards for the long hot and dry summer days. These seasonal changes give us the perfect conditions for the final growing stages of our apples.

Nutrient rich land

The soil in our orchards is extremely fertile, with high levels of dry matter, mineral content and anti-oxidants like salicylic acid and phenols. Most of our orchards have free draining silty loam soil, a very fertile sand-like substrate over heavier clay.


Hawke's Bay Meteorological Data

Sunshine Hours: 2,281 hours per year (average of 6.14h per day)

Average Rainfall: 810mm

Average Temperature: 14.3°C


Hawke's Bay General Facts

Population: approx. 151,000 people

Total Land Size: 14,111km2

Flying from Auckland: 60mins

Sydney to Auckland: 3h 10min

Driving from Auckland: 5 hours


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