Horticultural Visits

New Zealand is world famous for its high quality fresh fruit and vegetables. Harvest seasons may vary from year to year, and in different locations within New Zealand.

 

The following is a general guide of New Zealand fruit & vegetable seasons:

Fruit/Vegetables

Harvesting Months

Apples

February - May

Asparagus

September - January

Avocado

November - February

Cabbage

All year round

Carrots

September - December

Cauliflower

All year round

Egg Plants

January - April

Fejoa

April - June

Kiwifruit

April - May

Lettuce

December - March

Mandarins

April - October

Nashi Pears

February - March

Nectarines

January - March

Onions

December - May

Oranges

April - October

Peaches

January - March

Pears

January - March

Pepinos

March - July

Persimmons

May - July

Potatoes

November - March

Red Onions

January - April

Rockmelon

January - March

Silverbeet

All year round

Squash

January - April

Strawberries

November - January

Sweetcorn

January - March

Tamarillos

April - October

Tangelos

April - October

Tomatoes

January - March

 

 

Special notes for horticultural technical visits:

 

Weather conditions may mean last minute changes to schedules. 

 

Harvesting activities may only take place for a brief time during the season and cannot be pre-booked.

 

Due to health and safety regulations, some technical visit locations may not consider it safe for visitors to take part in or view the harvest.