Our Crops - tomatoes

Meet our proud NZ growers . . .

Hawke’s Bay provides the perfect growing conditions for some of Wattie’s favourite crops. When reaching for a can of Wattie’s Pick of the Crop, NZ grown fruit or vegetables you’ll be sharing in the long term relationship between Wattie’s and Hawke’s Bay growers. Wattie’s . . . all good!

Grower Stories

Sweet as corn!

Our Wattie’s corn growers are passionate about the sweet and juicy corn they grow. Read their story here

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Bumblebees Working Hard in Hastings

It takes a lot of hard work, passion and knowledge to get the best tasting produce in Wattie’s Black Doris Plums.  But it’s also thanks to the humble bumblebee who work hard to pollinate the plum trees on Mike and Julie Russell’s orchard in Hastings, and six other properties where these trials are now in the third year of a six year pan industry project managed by Plant and Food Research in Ruakura. Find out more

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Proudly Growing Perfect Peaches

We reckon less is more when it comes to growing the ideal peach. Read more about how our growers “thin” our peach crops in December each year.

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Pea Perfection in Canterbury

To say we are passionate about peas in Canterbury is an understatement. Peas are the cornerstone of the Wattie’s frozen business in the South Island. Our Wattie’s Agronomists Simon, Nigel, Phil and Anthony live and breathe these pods of perfection everyday working to help bring peas to Kiwis all year round. Read more

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