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Taste the Difference

Proudly grown in New Zealand, look for the NZ Grown label and taste the difference with our Wattie’s NZ Grown fruits and veges. Read our passionate growers stories below.

'PLUMTASTIC' GROWERS – MIKE AND JULIE RUSSELL

NZ Grown Black Doris Plums

Proudly grown in the sunny Hawke’s Bay by our passionate plum growers - Mike and Julie Russell. Look for the NZ Grown label and taste the difference!

Peaches

Third generation peach growers

Proudly grown in the sunny Hawke’s Bay by generations of the Burbury family – our passionate growers. Look for the NZ Grown label and taste the difference!

Tomatoes

Farming is in the blood

Taste the difference with Wattie’s tomatoes, proudly grown in Hawke’s Bay by the Apatu family. Look for the NZ Grown label on pack.

Wattie’s NZ Grown Beetroot

Wattie’s NZ Grown Beetroot

Nothing beats the great taste and colour of Wattie’s Beetroot. Proudly grown in Hawke’s Bay by a team of passionate growers. And with experts such as Hayden behind every single slice, dice and wedge!

Pea Pod

Pea Perfection in Canterbury

To say we are passionate about peas in Canterbury is an understatement. Peas are the cornerstone of the Wattie’s frozen business in the South Island. Our Wattie’s Agronomists Simon, Nigel, Phil and Anthony live and breathe these pods of perfection everyday working to help bring peas to Kiwis all year round. Just look for the NZ Grown label on pack!

Corn

Sweet as corn!

Taste the difference with Wattie’s Corn, proudly grown in Hawke’s Bay by our passionate growers. Look for the NZ Grown label on pack.

Boysenberries

Boysenberries in the Family’s Blood

Taste the difference with Wattie’s Boysenberries, proudly grown in the Hawke’s Bay by Craig and Lani Julian, our passionate growers. Look for the NZ Grown label on pack.

Bumblebees Working Hard in Hastings

Bumblebees Working Hard in Hastings

It takes a lot of hard work, passion and knowledge to get the best tasting produce in Wattie’s Black Doris Plums.  But it’s also thanks to the humble bumblebee who work hard to pollinate the plum trees on Mike and Julie Russell’s orchard in Hastings, and six other properties where these trials are now in the third year of a six year pan industry project managed by Plant and Food Research in Ruakura. Find out more

Bruce Mackay, Wattie’s Senior Crop Supply Agronomist

Proudly Growing Perfect Peaches

We reckon less is more when it comes to growing the ideal peach. Read more about how our growers “thin” our peach crops in December each year.

Look for the NZ Grown label and Taste the Difference with Wattie’s NZ Grown fruit & veges.

Peach and Cream Cheese Muffins

Delicious recipes using Wattie’s peaches

Juicy Wattie’s peaches are perfect for desserts and baking. Click here to check out our delicious recipes.

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