KORU® grower stories

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- Simon Moore , Napier, New Zealand

Our story:

We purchased Te Aute Road in 1993 and planted Golden Queen peach trees in 1995. We then purchased Sandy Road in 2000, which was planted in 8 different apple varieties and 2 peach, for the purpose of redeveloping it into a gold kiwi fruit orchard. Planted kiwi fruit 2001 & 2002. In 2003 we decided to redevelop Te Aute Road, pulling out the peach trees and planting Galaxy apple trees on 202 rootstock in 2004 & 2005, this has been very successful and we thank Andy for all his valuable advise. In 2006 we decided to remove the kiwi fruit from Sandy Road, as the site was unsuitable to successfully grow them unless they were enclosed in a cloth canopy. In 2009 we started planting Pacific Queen on 202 rootstock, again with the invaluable support and advise from Andy, we can't thank him enough after going through this difficult time. In 2014 we planted 1.1ha of KORU® Plumac c.v. , having a small harvest this season, 2016.

Our involvement in KORU® Plumac c.v:

We decided to grow KORU® Plumac c.v. as it is a great tasting apple with very good keeping qualities and a well organised marketing plan. We first planted 1.1ha in 2014 and grafted a further 1.2ha in 2015, all on 202 rootstock.
We believe Koru Plumac is an exceptional apple---crisp, juicy and great texture---that appeals to many taste palates.

What we think is special about us:

We are a small family run orchard which takes pride in producing top quality fruit from one of the best fruit growing areas in the world.

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 We established in 2004 and proundly grow:

Te Aute Road:
Galaxy 2005-2015,
2016 1ha Galaxy & 1.2 ha grafted to KORU® Plumac c.v. .
Sandy Road:
Pacific Queen 2013-2015,
2016 4.4ha Pacific Queen & 1.1ha KORU® Plumac c.v.

Location in Hawke's Bay:

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