Desmond and Lesley bought the original 12 hectare family stonefruit orchard of parents, Jesse and Nola, back in 1987. The first apple trees were planted that year. Since that time the operation has grown, as has their family, with their three children now well into adulthood.
Having grown up in orcharding their children are an integral to the operation with two working directly in the family business. The Wilson family's roots in horticulture and agriculture span six generations in New Zealand.