Horticulture News

Horticulture News

What happens in orchards during summer time?

Published On : December 10, 2020

“Summertime, and the livin’s easy…” Summer in New Zealand has finally started! Is that time of the year when surfing, beaches, ice creams, picnics, and outdoor sports are a must-do in Aotearoa. Summer temperatures will ranges from 20ºC to 25°C, the sun will shine for longer hours and rain is less likely to happen in most […]

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How do flowers turn into fruits? The pollination process in fruit trees.

Published On : November 25, 2020

Reproduction is essential for sustaining all forms of life – where would all of us be without it? Have you ever wondered how fruit trees reproduce and produce fruit? The key to growing successful and productive fruit trees is pollination. This is something you must consider before you decide to plant fruit trees. What is […]

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Kiwifruit varieties in New Zealand

Published On : November 10, 2020

All fruits have different varieties, and the kiwifruit is no different. Throughout the years kiwifruit varieties have adapted to be more resistant to bacteria and weather conditions. Today in New Zealand we have mainly three varieties of kiwifruit. Kiwifruit was unknown in New Zealand before 1904. Its seed was the first time imported from China […]

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What is thinning, and why do we need it?

Published On : November 2, 2020

Fruit trees often set more fruit than they will support or develop adequately. Excessive fruit competes with each other for food and remains small. Leaving too much fruit on a tree can also lead to limb breakage. To avoid this, the fruit thinning process is done that is, removing some of the developing fruit. Thinning […]

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New Zealand sets another record in horticulture exports

Published On : October 13, 2020

New Zealand’s climate permits the production of a wide range of fruit crops such as kiwifruit, apples and avocados, etc. Production is export attentive. Other fruit crops such as berry fruit, citrus and summer fruit are grown mainly to supply the domestic market. What does New Zealand export? Total exports in current $ 6,200.1 $m […]

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How does the weather impact horticulture?

Published On : October 12, 2020

The world of horticulture has always been dictated by the seasons. Although the astronomical dates and meteorological dates for the start of each season don’t change (apart from a couple of days), the behavior of plants, wildlife and weather can be slightly different every year – thus changing everything. Over the years, Water shortage is […]