Northland Avocado Nursery Expands into China

06-11-2019    19:42   |    Nzherald

NEW ZEALAND---A Northland business is setting up New Zealand's first joint venture avocado nursery operation in China amid an international boom for the fruit crop.

About $2 million worth of young avocado trees will be produced annually in the Chinese nursery joint venture set up by Maunu's Lynwood Nursery, west of Whang─ürei.


The venture is in Hunan province, south-central China. The venture's first Maunu-grown avocado "mother" seeds and budwood were flown from New Zealand to China in June this year to establish the new nursery. It is forecast to be producing half a million young avocado plants annually by 2022.

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