Freshco Nelson is a fully integrated Apple and Pear supply company,
owned by growers and their export partner, Freshco. Their key objective
is to provide quality fruit from tree to shelf while offering growers
and customers complete transparency throughout the supply chain.
Freshco Nelson is situated in Nayland Road, Nelson.
The company’s role is to select, pack, store, CA and coolstore fruit to
meet market demand. Alongside the field team and growers meet regularly
sharing growing and technical advice throughout the growing season. At
harvest fruit is carefully monitored and selected at its best to meet
our customers requirements. Maturity meetings are held on each property
with all growers having input into interpreting the best harvest
windows and management practices. Under the careful eye of the Field
Operations Manager the fruit is then directed to packing or storage
depending on which of our customers each block is being grown for and
its place in the season long marketing plan.
Freshco’s role is to provide sales, marketing, shipping, logistics,
funding and administration support, along with certification and
quality assurance, whilst providing the highest possible returns for
Freshco Nelson and our grower partners.
Our growers aim is to achieve maximum on orchard results by
supplying to customer specific programs, meeting their needs in terms
of variety selection, size, colour and sweetness. All Freshco Nelson
growers are Eurepgap accredited and follow our Greengro™ good
agricultural practice philosophies. This is highlighted by our GREENGRO™ sustainable growing practices and our new variety development programmes.
Innovation, technical excellence and variety development are key
drivers for our growers, who are among some of the best in New