About Zespri

Our Growers

― Jeff and Shirley Roderick

Zespri Organic Green and SunGold kiwifruit


Jeff and Shirley Roderick grow Organic Green kiwifruit and Organic SunGold kiwifruit on their Te Puke orchard. They are industry leaders in organic orchard practices, and believe soil nutrition is critical.

Jeff and Shirley’s favourite part of the year is the kiwifruit harvest when they see the results of their hard work as the fruit is gently picked and transported to the pack house in preparation for packing for export. They have long-standing relationships with our orchard workers, their families and foreign casual staff. They often gather around the table for home-cooked meals together.