Waitaria Ltd has been growing Feijoas for the domestic market for over 25 years. In the past 3 years we have started exporting our fruit. Since joining the Zeijoa team I have turned my focus to producing fruit suitable for the export market.
With the crop requiring very little if any chemicals to grow it is a largely spray free crop. I have put more focus on making sure the trees base and micro nutrients are kept topped up since turning my focus to exporting. This helps to ensure the fruit is in its best condition and will stay that way for as long as possible.
All our fruit is handpicked to ensure the fruit is harvested at its optimum maturity for which ever market it is intended for.
Waitaria employs full time staff to ensure harvesting is carried out to the high standard the fruit requires, with a large scale citrus orchard and newly planted apple orchard the staff are kept busy all year round.
Fruit is carefully handled and packed into the appropriate packaging depending on where it is destined for.
With new varieties of trees ordered that are suitable for exporting, along with developing new growing systems, and the excitement of expanding and developing export markets, Waitaria has intentions of being in the Feijoa growing game for the next 25 years and beyond.