Inspiring Sustainable and Profitable Agriculture in New Zealand
TROPICAL FRUIT GROWERS OF NEW ZEALAND
Not only can we grow tropical plants in New Zealand, we can actually use our wonderful climate and our local expertise to bring new prosperity to New Zealand grown fruit.
Reclaiming the Tropical Fruit market with homegrown.
Tropical fruits are imported by the tonne into New Zealand, yet we are just a few steps away from supplying the bulk of the country's requirements-and with a much more nutritious product.
Watch Seven Sharp's TV feature on us for a great overview.
The numbers add add up.
Northtec has prepared an economic study on the positive impact of co-ordinating and increasing Northland banana production so that we can supply the bulk of NZs requirements for bananas and pineapples.
Innovation Well Underway
Growers like our Green Guru Owen Schafli have already proved that Northlands climate can successfully grow pineapples, sugar cane, coffee, bananas and prickly pears on a commercial scale.
Warmer areas south of Auckland can most likely do this too.
Local is healthier
NZ grown bananas, pineapples and other tropical fruits adapt well to this climate. They ripen more slowly, but as they are not being shipped internationally, these fruits can ripen naturally and evolve to their full nutritional spectrum - very different to the imported fare we buy in supermarkets.
Farms can be cleaner and greener
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Banana plantations have a role to play in helping to clean the surroundings of dairy effluent ponds, and all parts of the plant are edible for cattle, so the banana plants can potentially replace imported stockfood like PKE.
WANT TO BECOME A MEMBER?
1) Pay $10 to Kiwibank 38-9019-0465466-01 using internet banking, with your name as the reference. This covers membership till 31 March next year (our financial year).
2) Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you've made your payment and tell us your name, email address, address and mobile phone number so we can stay in touch with you.
Once we receive both your payment and email we will send you an email acknowledgement and membership number which will help you join our members-only Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/TropicalFruitGrowersNZ
Your 2021-22 committee
Boutique banana plantation owner, plant procurer.
Dairy farmer and plantation owner
Uber Group (broadband) COO, lotus grower
Founding committee member, tropical fruit guru
Founding committee member, banana, pineapple grower
Retired environmental microbiologist from Ruakaka.
Banana plantation owner, beef farmer & contractor
IT specialist and horse trekking business owner with an interest in tropical fruits.
WHAT WE PROVIDE MEMBERS WITH
Knowledge. Support. Plant Stock.
We provide knowledge and expertise as well as a place where members can trade plants. Join us for one of our popular
plantation tours and meet other members.