Te Puke Goodness Grows Here

Te Puke: Plant & Food Research

Te Puke: Plant & Food Research

Te Puke is the base of New Zealand’s $1 billion kiwifruit industry. Our Te Puke site works closely with ZESPRI and is home to our kiwifruit breeding programme andour extensive kiwifruit germplasm collection.

Key Facts

  • ~40 staff
  • 40 ha research orchard
  • Cool stores
  • Packhouse facilities
  • Kiwifruit Nursery, including plastic houses and sheds
  • Purpose-build laboratory facilities

Areas of research include:


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