What's Happening Right Now

It’s always busy at Wattie’s! Find out what’s happening right now in our factories and fields across New Zealand.

What's Happening Right Now
What's Happening Right Now
ITS COMING UP CARROTS 18 June 2019

ITS COMING UP CARROTS 18 June 2019

We are now preparing to harvest our carrot crop, having just finished our harvest of potatoes and planting of broad beans.

Our beets are getting there 19 November 2018

Our beets are getting there 19 November 2018

These beets have a way to go until they grow to 70mm in diameter. We anticipate a mid-Jan harvest after which they will be sliced and canned!

The bees are buzzing 12 November 2018

The bees are buzzing 12 November 2018

During spring, honey bees are busy pollinating our trees in the Hawke’s Bay. We are expecting a fruitful summer harvest.

Spring in the Hawke’s Bay 29 October 2018

Spring in the Hawke’s Bay 29 October 2018

Spring is in full swing in the Hawke’s Bay and we’ve got baby fruit growing!

Pea planting underway 13 August 2018!

Pea planting underway 13 August 2018!

Paddock preparation and planting of the pea seed is now underway in the Canterbury region for Wattie’s largest crop!

Broad Beans 31 July 2018

Broad Beans 31 July 2018

Our Canterbury broad bean crops are growing strong and healthy, on track for a November harvest.

Baby Carrots 30 April 2018

Baby Carrots 30 April 2018

Harvesting the final crop west of Rakaia on a warm sunny autumn day with snow on Mt Hutt in the background.

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.

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.