Root & Tuber crops

The vegetable crops covered by this Crop Advisory Group are carrots, kumara, beetroot, parsnips, yams, and taro.

 


Kumara production is mainly concentrated in the alluvial plains of the Northern Wairoa River (Northland) where approximately 90% of product for the New Zealand fresh and processing industry is grown. Five major packhouses now wash and grade product to a uniform industry standard. Around 17,500 tonnes are produced, which is worth around $25 million on the domestic market.

The industry continues to seek access to varieties with higher yield, better quality and lower mutation rates. Kumara is harvested in February and stored, and the longer it is held, the sweeter it becomes. This vegetable is not related to the potato. 

Warwick Simpson (Director / VNZI Board Member)
Simpson Gardens Ltd
Ruawai

Mobile: 022 637 2010
e: wjsimpson@gmail.com

Andre de Bruin
AJ & KL de Bruin
PO Box 148
Dargaville 0340
Phone: 09 439 6714
Fax: 09 439 4283
Mobile: 027 272 4239
e: andre.debruin@xtra.co.nz

Amrut Bhana
Hira Bhana & Co Ltd
Pukekohe

Phone: 09 238 7242
Fax: 09 238 7248
Mobile: 0274 959 766
e: hira.bhana@xtra.co.nz

Sue Deadman
GM and SM Deadman
Ohakune

Phone: 06 385 8761
Mobile: 021 736 340
e: suedeadman@xtra.co.nz

Brendan Herries
Lincoln


Mobile: 027 207 3635
e: Brendanherries@googlemail.com

Kandy Mott
Craig & Kandy Mott Family Trust
Ohakune

Mobile: 021 066 2023
e: Kandy@motts.co.nz

Doug Nilsson
Dunsmore Gardens
Dargaville

Phone: 09 439 0185 (DDI)
Fax: 09 439 0185
Mobile: 025 532 017
e: dunsmore@xtra.co.nz