premium quality New Zealand Cherries
Our focus is on maximising returns on cherry investments.
New Zealand’s Central Otago cherries are fast becoming the world’s pick of the premium crop. Year on year, global cherry exports from New Zealand continue to increase.
We’re here to help you take advantage of this emerging and highly profitable industry so you get the best returns on your cherry investments.
What makes New Zealand’s Central Otago cherries the best in the world?
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Central Otago is renowned for producing New Zealand’s best cherries because of its ideal climate and mineral-rich soil. Fed by glacial streams, the soil is perfect for horticultural development and growing delicious, sweet cherries.
Cherries also require some colder weather in the winter, which the clear blue skies of Otago guarantee.
When it comes to commercial cherry farming, there are proven varieties that stand out and consistently do well in domestic and global markets. Ross Kirk, our horticultural expert, has vast experience with all of these, as well as with less popular and more challenging varieties.
If you are thinking about setting up an orchard or investing in New Zealand cherries, below is an overview of the most popular and successful varieties being grown in Central Otago for you to consider.
We can help you choose the right land and cherry varieties to get you the best returns on your investment.
Proven cherry varieties for investment returns
These lovely cherries are among the best quality varieties grown. Sweet and juicy, they have a distinctive light-red skin that’s glossier than most.
Santina cherries ripen earlier than other varieties, making them perfect for those looking to capture the early seasonal market.
Samba cherries are gorgeous to look at and deliciously sweet in taste. These big, dark red cherries are loved all around the world.
Rainier cherries are white-fleshed and excellent quality. With a yellow and red blush, they are attractive to look at and instantly recognisable. Tricky to grow, they produce high returns.
Romance cherries are a lovely dark red, mahogany colour and grow into an unusual round heart shape. They are likened to Lapin cherries in flavour and produce similarly reliable crops.
Sweetheart cherries are often considered the best cherries coming out of New Zealand. These frequently produce a high yield, are very sweet and can withstand shipping conditions well.
These cherries are a new black variety, is popular for their unusual appearance, large fruit size and excellent flavour.
Along with Sweetheart cherries, the Staccato is one of the most popular investment choices. This heart-shaped cherry is sweet yet mild, making it loved the world over.