All of the kiwifruit we pack is locally grown ensuring the feedback and reporting we provide is specific to the local growing conditions. At Orangewood we don’t discriminate based on size, we offer the same great service to small holdings as we do to larger orchards.
As any grower will tell you, timing is everything! We have developed the region’s most comprehensive maturity testing programme because experience has proven that more frequent testing helps maximise your profits.
Regardless of how many times your crop is tested you’ll only pay one fixed fee of $400. We cover the extra fees and that’s just one of the many things we do to add value to our growers.
When your crop is ready, our experienced packers will swing into action. The majority of our team are locals who return annually resulting in better efficiency and a higher level of understanding than is achieved using casual labour. We encourage you to be part of the process and to spend time in the packhouse… after all it’s the fruits of your labour that we are preparing for market.
We’ll keep you informed every step of the way and our systems enable us to report the results by block and/or variety. That means you can make decisions based on what is actually happening in your orchard at the time.