Andrew is one of over 200 growers working hard year-round to produce our biggest crop - the mighty pea, all 32,000 tonnes of them!
With a temperate climate, not too much and not too little rain, Canterbury is the best place in New Zealand to grow peas. Based in Leeston, Andrew's farm is in right of the middle of prime pea growing country.
Check out Andrew’s farm two weeks from harvest this February:
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Just around the corner from Andrew is another passionate grower - Chris.
Chris is another grower at the heart of our Canterbury team. Chris and his wife Julie have been growing peas, beans and baby carrots with Wattie's for over 20 years!
Did you know that each field of Wattie's peas is planted with its harvest date already in mind? Chris tends to plant his peas in December with a harvest in February to capture as much of the Canterbury sun as possible.