Blueberries New Zealand Propagators

BBNZ Propagators own the rights to the New Zealand varieties – Maru, Rahi, Ocean Blue, Sky Blue, Sunset Blue, Blue Moon, Blue Bayou, Velleto Blue, Dolce Blue, Centra Blue, Ono and Island Blue. BBNZ also have a signed agreement with Plant and Food which determines the release and distribution of other new varieties from the breeding programme. To obtain these licensed varieties growers must be a member of BBNZ and also sign a Non Propagation Agreement.

Licensed Propagators

Steve Burton
Annton Nursery
249 Peake Rd, RD1 Cambridge
07 827 4144
07 827 4784
027 275 8874

Andrew Boylan
Tharfield Nursery Ltd
60 Lockington Rd, RD2 KatiKati
07 552 0331
07 552 0335

Greg Furniss and Warrick Macdonald
Blueberry Country
397 Jary Rd, RD 1, Ohaupo
07 823 6923
07 823 6925,

Narandra Patel
Gourmet Blueberries Ltd
Portsmouth Rd, Flaxmere, PO Box 15045, Hastings 4154
06 879 9360
06 879 9369
021 712 255

Blueberries New Zealand has a quality programme which provides standards for both fresh and frozen blueberries and also a spray programme which sets out the spray requirements and procedures.

The quality programme is managed by

Geoff Langford
Tai Tapu, RD2 Christchurch
021 1420 619

All Testing is completed by

Hills Laboratory
Scott Richardson
07 858 4716