Cherry development

Lindis River Limited Partnership

Hortinvest’s $15.5 million Lindis River cherry development encompasses 80 hectares of pastoral land in the Lindis Valley, Central Otago.

We have collaborated with the landowners of historic Lindis Peaks Station – a family owned and operated sheep and beef business seeking to diversify land use – to establish an orchard. The first of 53,000 trees were planted in August 2019 with the second and largest planting scheduled for winter 2020, and the final planting in winter 2021.

With a natural elevation of up to 400 metres above sea level, the Lindis River site is ideal for premium cherry production as it is less prone to frosts in the critical spring blossoming and fruit-set period.

The first Lindis River cherries will be harvested in the summer of 2021-2022. At full mature production in 2025-2026, the orchard is projected to send 12-18 tonnes per hectare to global markets.

Hortinvest manages all aspects of this development including orchard and packhouse establishment through to marketing and exporting when in production.

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Tractor carrying cherry trees
Tractor carries cherry trees for planting
Tractor plowing rows for cherry tree planting
Tractor with snowy mountains in the background
Man checks tag on freshly planted cherry tag
Picture of newly planted row of cherry trees