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- 353 Wharekopae Road, Patutahi, GISBORNE
- Full Address 353 Wharekopae Road, Patutahi, New Zealand
- Type Growers
- First Name Simon
- Last Name Roberts
- Crop types grown
Crop type #1: Kiwifruit
Crop size #1: Citrus
Crop type #2: Grapes
- Business Age (years) 40 years
- Planned Business Growth We are looking to increase our Kiwifruit ha from 45 to around 60 in the next 3 years.
- How many of the following staff do you employ annually?
- What is your hourly rate for seasonal staff?
From: $17.00 + 8% Holiday Pay
To: $19.00 + 8% Hoilday Pay
- Are you willing to engage with support agencies? Yes
Roberts Farming is a large kiwifruit enterprise in Gisborne.
We have 38 hectares of G3 (new gold) kiwifruit, 11 hectares of green Hayward kiwifruit, 1 hectare of trial kiwifruit, 5 hectares of new kiwifruit root stock, 20 hectares of grapes, 2 hectares of citrus. We have 9 orchards on the Poverty Bay flats.
We began growing kiwifruit 40 years ago and have gradually increased our business since, purchasing more land and planting it mostly ourselves.