Zeafruit is a Gisborne based citrus fruit marketer, utilising post-harvest packing facilities and logistics operations from Patutahi Horticulture (PHL).
Zeafruit sources citrus fruit in Gisborne from approximately 75 growers as well as supply from its own orchards.
Zeafruit operates an added value pre-pack operation at PHL utilising supermarket own brand and Zeafruit specific branded packaging.
Our team of specialists (Bruce, Juan and Kate) work with our grower supply partners both in a technical and operational sense, planning on orchard activities such as pest monitoring, pruning, harvesting and timing.
Zeafruit provides Gisborne’s only fully subsidised on orchard pest monitoring programme, utilising fruitfed monitors and managed by Bruce and Juan this service highlights Zeafruits commitment to maximising orchard gate profitability.
Zeafruit offers a quarterly incentive rebate payment for all Tag 1 citrus packed and a per bin freight rebate. This is Gisborne’s best citrus grower rewards scheme.
Zeafruit offers a fully subsidised on orchard assessment, advice and management plan through our technical advisor Juan Ferrere.
Zeafruit offers a complete operational and financial service to all its citrus suppliers, providing advice and know how regarding NZ Gap compliance as well as subsidising the ongoing yearly fees involved.