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Wattie’s Quality Hawke’s Bay Beetroot
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Only the best beets make the cut!


Millions of Wattie’s beetroot seeds are planted during spring. Hayden has to manage hundreds of hectares but staggers planting so that the beetroot will be ready at different times to support harvesting and factory capability. To ensure that our beetroot is the best quality Hayden visits the crops daily leading up to harvest. Hayden checks to ensure the beetroot is of optimum quality. Beetroot is planted in neat rows that are precisely measured by GPS. This means that when it comes to harvest time (90-100 days after planting) the harvester can travel down those exact rows and scoop up our delicious beetroot – too easy!

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