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I’m thinking of buying or establishing a citrus orchard – what do I need to consider?

Talk to a horticultural consultant and packhouse/marketing company in your area. They should be able to give you information on returns and supply volumes for the citrus varieties you’re considering.

Talk to commercial citrus growers in your area.

Think about how you will grade and pack your citrus. If you are selling direct, you will be responsible for all compliance activities and levies.

Consider the logistics of your location, for example the transport distance to a packhouse as freight can be a significant cost.

 

Here are some of the main citrus marketing companies you could talk to.

First Fresh

Gisborne

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Four Seasons

Gisborne

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Fresh Direct

New Zealand

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Freshmax

New Zealand

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JRP Citrus

Gisborne

Kaiaponi

Gisborne

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Macks Citrus

Gisborne

MG Marketing

New Zealand

T&G Global

New Zealand

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Te Mata Exports

Kerikeri & Hawkes Bay

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Williams Brothers

Gisborne

Zeafruit

Gisborne & BOP

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Disclaimer
CNZ does not endorse any of the above marketing companies and has provided this list for information only. You should contact several companies to decide which one(s) meet your needs. Care and diligence has been taken in the collation of this list but no liability is accepted for any losses arising from the use or misuse of this information. If you are a citrus marketing company and would like your details added, contact us.

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