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Hi there. What an excellent service you provide - thanks very much! I am a beginner organic 'lifestyler', and have a few questions. Firstly, are there any strawberry varieties that are more disease/pest resistant, and any idea where I could buy the bareroot plants. Also, do you know if there is any mentor or support scheme available for new organic growers. Could you point me in the right direction for info on organic certification, Bio-Gro, what sprays are 'allowed' etc.
Lisa Bindon

Examples of strawberry cultivars that are good tasting and resistant are Petrina and Orion, but these are hard to get in NZ. We have had fair success with Fern, Donna, Aptos and Yolo, all day neutral cultivars. Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology is offering a correspondence programme in 'Certified Organic Production' which incorporates a Mentor Support system. This programme will help growers working towards certification and sort out issues such as what sprays are allowed etc. Contact Rachel Worsfold on 03-3649 074 or via email.

For Certification see: Bio-Gro, the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association and Certenz (contact Sandra Walker, Project Manager, 64-6-348-5870 or David Brown, Business Co-ordinator, 64-9-238-5255).

Strawberry orders should be placed prior to planting of parent stock in September of the year prior to normal delivery time, normally the following May. Suppliers include the following:

Roy Beecroft
Glencroft Gardens
5 Avoca Valley Rd
Hillsborough
Christchurch 8002

ph/fax (03) 384 7009


Richard Lawry
Arapaepae Orchard
PO Box 601
Levin

ph (06) 368 2270


Warren McDonald
126 Pukekura Rd
RD 2
Katikati

ph (07) 549 1041
fax (07) 549 1052
mobile 025 241 8906


Perrys Berrys
PO Box 13051
Onehunga

ph (09) 622 2350
fax (09) 622 2351


Bruce Rapley
Rototawai Farms Ltd
Athenree Rd
RD1
Katikati

ph/fax: (07) 863 4138
Mobile: 025 946 703


Peter Robson
Kapiti Kroppers Nursery
49 Lupin Rd
Otaki

ph (06) 364 2302
fax (06) 364 7156, 364 3163

 

 

 





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