KORU® grower stories

Birdhurst Limited

"Brothers Heath and Rhys have taken the reigns and built on the generations of experience..."

- Heath Wilkins and Rhys Wilkins, Motueka, New Zealand

Our story:

Birdhurst Orchards is an intergenerational orchard and packing business located in Motueka, New Zealand. Our family has lived and farmed land here for three generations. It was the brothers Kerry and Farran Wilkins who established Birdhurst, managing the transition from 15 acres of tobacco and 48 head of cattle, to a thriving apple and kiwifruit orchard business.

Carrying on the family traditions, Kerry’s sons Heath and Rhys have taken the reigns and built on the generations of experience, tireless work ethic and the entrepreneurial mindset. Guided by these core family values they’ve grown Birdhurst Limited into a unique, world class operation.

Our involvement in KORU® Plumac c.v:

Birdhurst Limited planted their first KORU ® Plumac trees in 2012.

What we think is special about us:

As the business grows, both Heath and Rhys are committed to continuing family traditions and upholding the balanced family values to create a sustainable business for future generations and the wider community.

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 We established in  and proundly grow:

200 hectares of intensive dwarf apple orchards, averaging 3000 trees per hectare, and
60 hectares of Zespri Gold kiwifruit orchards.

Location in Tasman:

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