Full production is just months away at Tatsumi New Zealand’s strawberry farm in Clive. The Japanese owned company will produce strawberries year round, exporting mostly to Japan.
The facility replicates the company’s Japanese setup, where strawberries can only be grown a few months of the year because of very hot summers. Our temperate climate is much more suitable for 12 month production, and Tatsumi executives will be watching the performance of their new facility with interest.
Our president, Elizabeth-Marie Nes had the pleasure of attending the opening with dignitaries including the Ambassador of Japan, Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst and Mayor Kirsten Wise.