Stalks, vines, bulbs & herb crops

This Crop Advisory Group covers a variety of vegetable and herb production.


Crops include: Artichokes, celeriac, celery, courgette, gherkins, marrows, melons, pumpkins, chokos, fennel, parsley, herbs, rhubarb, squash, and sweetcorn.

Annual sweetcorn production in New Zealand averages about 82,000 tonnes from a crop area of around 4,600 hectares. There are approximately 150 growers. In recent years the volume of sweetcorn grown for freezing and the fresh market has increased mainly due to the introduction of the super-sweet varieties. Major production areas are Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Marlborough, and Canterbury. Industry growth in recent years has been a result of the increased demand for organically produced sweetcorn for export. Crops are grown on contract for the processing companies.  

Mike Parker (Director / VNZI Board Vice Chair)
Parkers Gardens
Hamilton

Phone: 07 827 6519
Fax: 07 823 0358
Mobile: 021 960 078
e: Mikeandlynnparker@gmail.com

John Everest
Mt Pleasant Farm
Leeston

Phone: 03 324 2841
Fax: 03 324 2841
Mobile: 027 376 7363
e: js.mtpleasant@xtra.co.nz

Bob Francis
Francis Bros
Waimauku

Phone: 09 411 9129
Fax: 09 411 7791
Mobile: 027 541 8129
e: Francis_fresh1@yahoo.co.nz

Pravin Hari
RC Hari & Sons Ltd
Pukekohe

Phone: 09 238 8714
Mobile: 021 277 4634
e: pravythegoalie@gmail.com

Frank Hickmott
Hickmott Brothers
Motueka

Phone: 03 528 6682
Mobile: 021 0260 0115
e:

Janette Rea & Pam Maurice
Scarborough Fare
Waiku

Phone: 09 235 2884
Fax: 09 235 2260
Mobile: 027 286 2314
e: Jeanette.rea@scarboroughfare.nz

Andrew Yung

Otaki

Phone: 06 364 3256
Fax: 06 364 3249
Mobile: 021 570 597
e: awyung@xtra.co.nz

Nick Pollock
LeaderBrand Produce Ltd
PO Box 648
Gisborne 4040
Mobile: 021 444 418
e: NickP@leaderbrand.co.nz