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!


Third Generation Peach Growers

Joseph is the third generation of the Burbury family that has proudly supplied fruit to Wattie’s. The family orchard expanded significantly over 2003 and 2004, which now sees them producing about 6% of Wattie’s peaches each season. Joseph is gradually taking over the orchard management from his parents, and should complete his first solo harvest this season. The orchard comprises about 50% of Wattie’s favourite Golden Queen peaches, with the balance a mixture of fresh market peaches, apricots, and cherries and pears.

The Burbury orchard is located in the Tuki Tuki Valley which is known for its hot summers and warmer winters. It’s a great climate which produces very flavoursome fruit such as the delicious Golden Queen peaches canned by Wattie’s.

NZ Grown Peaches

Hit play and watch the timelapse of our peaches blossoming through the seasons below

Learn more about our NZ Grown crops below

Bruce Mackay, Wattie’s Senior Crop Supply Agronomist

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.

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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!

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NZ Grown Peaches
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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