Golden Tui Orchard was purchased in October 2015. Other than us, there are nine partners. The orchard is located in Canon Road, Katikati. It has 3.43 hectares of Hayward and 5.76 hectares of Gold3 in full production.
Production is well above average with good dry matter and size. Harvest was mid-season and we will consider whether it can be earlier to qualify for KiwiStart.
Over the 2016 and 2017 winters we have significantly upgraded the structures, converting wooden pergola to heavy duty AgBeam, replacing some lower duty AgBeam and narrowing some row spacings. Some drainage and roading work has also been completed.
The Partnership owns Zespri Group Ltd shares in proportion to production.
There are no investment opportunities in this orchard.