RD8 Fresh Produce exports Class 1 NZ cherries grown in Central Otago. Central
Otago, located in New Zealand’s South Island is one of the most picturesque and
environmentally purest areas of New Zealand. It is the undisputed home of the famous
New Zealand Cherry. 

The region has its own unique climate. Very cold winters provide excellent winter chill,
mild springs optimise pollination, and hot dry summers promote great fruit size, high
brix, and provide top harvest conditions.

The mineral content of Central Otago’s soil, along with an abundant natural water
source flowing from the surrounding mountains into the Clutha River, give additional
unique advantages. This unique climate and abundant natural resources make Central
Otago cherries bigger, sweeter, and firmer. 

Central Otago is the ultimate cherry growing region, ideal for sourcing our premium
export cherries.


Kordia, Lapin, Rainier, Regina, Sentennial, Staccato, Stella, Sweetheart


45South, Central Organics, Golden Kiwi, Red Pearl, Sarita

Growing Regions:

Central Otago

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