Seed Growers

Grower Profile – Gail & John Aiken

Gail & John have been involved with Koanga for many years and live in the Hokianga on a beautiful piece of land overlooking the Waima River. They are seed growers, grow plants for the perennial back order system and Gail is the Northern Fruit Tree Collection and Back Order System Manager. They also grow fruit trees for sale under the Koanga brand. Read more…

More grower profiles and their philosophies
Read about the gardening philosophies of Koanga’s growers around the country – Kay at the crew in Wairoa, and Joseph and Catherine Land in Whirinaki Hokianga.

Growing Koanga Institute Potatoes in the Hokianga
The Koanga Institute potato collection is a very special collection of old varieties that have come to us from all over the country, often with different names from different places. Holding this collection, and making as many varieties as possible available to members in the form of high quality seed potatoes, is an important role for the Koanga Institute…read more!

Growing  Kumara
Each year we send out back orders of kumara tupu to members all over New Zealand. Growing kumara is clearly very popular so we wanted to detail how our kumara grower, Joseph Land, grows his kumara each year…read more!