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New Zealand set for strong onion crop

The warm Hawke’s Bay weather is setting one of New Zealand’s leading onion growers up for a strong crop. Bostock New Zealand Director, David Brasell, says that after a cool, wet spring the onions are now responding well and the company is set to meet target dates and volumes for the season.

“We have a positive outlook leading into summer. It is currently a key time for the onions, especially with leaf and bulb development.”

Bostock New Zealand has invested heavily in pack house and harvest technology and is excited about gearing the new equipment up for the season.

photo: John Bostock

“With improved expertise and investment Bostock New Zealand can continue to deliver good quality onions,” said Mr Brasell.

“Our new automated bagging machines ensure more accuracy and efficiency and response time. If the orders are late we can respond quickly and still meet those orders.

“The technology also enables us to provide a range of bag sizes including 10, 15, 20 and 25 kilo bags according to customer preference.”

“We have invested in increased harvest capacity and technology, we will be able to harvest on time and ensure quality of product into our packing shed is optimum.”

Bostock New Zealand Owner John Bostock says they focus on growing a premium storage onion and have a strong focus on traceability.

“At Bostock New Zealand traceability is extremely important, our technology enables us to trace each field, each harvest date, each packing date, so we know exactly where every bag of onions shipped to our customers comes from. 

“Bostock New Zealand has economies of scale so we are able to reduce our costs and employ the latest technologies to deliver the consumer a good quality onion at an affordable price.”

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