Our fruit is grown using the Pipfruit New Zealand Inc Integrated
Fruit Production (IFP) programme which ensures that our production
practices are sustainable and as safe as possible for the environment and
Pest Management (IPM)
component uses on-orchard monitoring programmes
resulting in a required and auditable, justifiable use of a limited
'soft' chemicals. These chemicals are also benign to the environment
beneficial to organisms such as predators and parasites. They are also
having very low mammalian toxicities and are therefore safe to use. All
materials applied to an orchard, even nutrients, are recorded on a
that is part of the audit system.
Beginning February of each year we control and precisely manage our
harvest for optimum storage life.
Correct harvest timings ensure that only fruit with
the optimum maturity index will be selected for packing.