SummerGreen meeting

Wed, May. 5, 2021 3:00pm — 5:00pm | Havelock North

With the volume of cherries that is now planted in Hawke's Bay, and upon maturity, there will be more than enough fruit to satisfy the New Zealand market. If this is the scenario, then the demand/supply equation could be altered by exporting. Is exporting from Hawke's Bay viable in its own right?

SummerGreen coordinator Richard Mills has put together a meeting for growers interested in learning what's required to export cherries from Hawke's Bay.

The agenda is relaxed and intended to be a discussion among growers and the following people including (in no particular order):

Jack Hughes
Summerfruit NZ

Introducing the agenda and new chief executive – Kate Hellstrom

Kate Hellstrom
Summerfruit NZ

A few words from Kate

Andy McGrath
McGrath Nurseries

What might be good varieties at present for export?

What varieties might be suitable in the next few years?

Comment on rootstocks

Dean Astill

Market potential

Disciplines to make exporting successful

Richard Mills
Summerfruit NZ

Comparing and contrasting climates of Central Otago/Marlborough/Hawke's Bay

Jerf van Beek

Hydrocooler benefits and costs

Jack Hughes
Summerfruit NZ

Q&A session followed by meeting conclusion

All attendees

Catch up over refreshments from 5pm

Date: Wednesday, 5 May

Time: 3pm onwards

Venue: Plant & Food Research, Cnr Crosses and St George's Roads, Havelock North 4130

Contact: Richard Mills on 021 632 559


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