Plums from the sunny Hawke's Bay

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!

'PLUMTASTIC' GROWERS – MIKE AND JULIE RUSSELL

PLUMTASTIC GROWERS – MIKE AND JULIE RUSSELL

Wattie’s Black Doris plums are grown to perfection in the sunny Hawke's Bay by some of New Zealand’s top plum growers Mike and Julie Russell. Their orchard has approximately 8,000 plum trees of various varieties. Each season the Russell’s strive to grow and present the best summer fruit possible. "At the end of the day we’re producing food that we’re proud to put our name on” says Mike. Black Doris plums are uniquely Kiwi with their intense flavour and juicy rich red flesh. It’s the only variety Wattie’s cans to ensure the best quality end product that can be enjoyed all year round.


Mike and Julie have been working with Wattie’s for over 27 years and are currently one of Wattie’s significant plum suppliers. In the past they have supplied many other crops processed by Wattie’s including tomatoes, peas, beans, peaches, asparagus and gherkins. It’s this breath of crop supply which drives their long association with Wattie’s. It’s a relationship they are proud of and they continue to work closely with Wattie’s to improve their crops each season.” 

Plums

Learn more about our NZ Grown crops below

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.

Read more
Peaches

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!

Read more
NZ Grown Plums

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

Perfect Plum Treats

Perfect Plum Treats

Wattie’s Black Doris Plums are rich in flavour and colour, perfect for baking and desserts. Here are some Food in a Minute classic recipes which always guarantee to please.

View recipes
Plums from the sunny Hawke's Bay
Heinz Watties