JAZZ™ Growers

Originating in the beautiful orchards of New Zealand, JAZZ™ apples are now also grown in prime apple growing regions across the globe, including Chile, Europe, Australia, the UK.

JAZZ™ apples are responsibly grown under license from ENZA™ by specially selected growers.

Annual investment in Research and Development optimizes growing and storage practices. Technical support to supply chain partners ensures our best practices & stringent quality standards are consistently achieved.

The T&G ™ Global model guarantees that JAZZ™ apples will be consistent in taste, texture and appearance.

Discover our passionate growers around the world, working hard all-year around to grow the perfect JAZZ™ apple so you always have a refreshing experience.

French growers

Sustainability plays a central role for JAZZ™. In France, one of the most important growing region in Europe (around 70 % of the European harvest )- All growers have a HEV (High Environmental Value) certificate. To receive this environmental certificate for agricultural operations, they must meet strict criteria in the following areas:

  • Preservation of biodiversity
  • Implementation of a comprehensive crop protection strategy
  • Management of fertilizer use
  • Sustainable water management


Chenu (72), Loire Valley, FRANCE

2017 marks a hundred years of the Tessier family tending their land in the Loire Valley. Romain Tessier is 5th generation and his extensive knowledge and passion for apple growing makes him really proud of growing JAZZ™ apples. The daily care and dedication in growing the best possible apples for consumers around the world to enjoy.

“I grow JAZZ™ apples because of their great eating qualities, their crunchiness and their huge storability.

The ‘fruit’ of our work is truly valuable. People love those apples. When I bring JAZZ™ apples to my relatives their reaction is always the same: once they have tried them, they would never have another basic apple for their own consumption.”


Thouars (79), Loire Valley, FRANCE

Yohann’s orchard is located in the West center of France 80 km in the south of Angers – the Loire Valley.

Growing apples for over 35 years, Yohann was so excited about JAZZ™ apples when he was introduced to them 15 years ago that he planted them straight away.

Seeing the vibrant bi-colour of the JAZZ™ apple sparkling on the tree just before harvest is a proud moment for Yahann.

The care and the dedication throughout the year that goes into growing a perfect JAZZ™ apple makes it all worth it though. A personal favourite, Yohann is proud of what he’s achieved with JAZZ™.

“When I show my Jazz orchard just before the harvest, people are always asking me “what is this apple with such a brilliant color?” and they haven’t taste it yet…”

NZ Growers

The production of JAZZ™ apples in New Zealand takes place under the roof of the Kaitiakitanga sustainability project, an initiative that focuses on the respectful and careful treatment of the environment, resources, people and the products produced.


Willowford Alma Alta Orchard, Hawkes Bay, NEW ZEALAND

Phil and Kirsty Greer run a 40 hectare apple orchard in the Hawkes Bay, NZ. When Phil first tasted JAZZ he knew it was going to be a winner and over the years has converted 3/4 of his orchard to Jazz trees.

The Greers have 6 children who have all worked in the orchard at some point – picking, thinning, tractor driving, in their school or university holidays. “It’s a wonderful environment to raise your children; being surrounded by a strong community of growers that support each other like family.”

Italian Growers

The geographical centre of South Tyrol – Südtirol is traditionally a paradise for apples.

Apples pass through a series of comprehensive quality controls, from orchard to the shelf where it is sold. It includes carefully controlled cultivation methods ensuring compliance with all current production regulations.

The South Tyrolean JAZZ™ apples are grown exclusively in integrated or organic orchards. These two cultivation methods have environmental sustainability as their main value and are subject to rigorous checks, that guarantee the best result for nutrition, flavour experience, health and environment.


AGRIOS (Integrated production in South Tyrol – Südtirol)
Integrated agriculture is a natural and sustainable method of agriculture. Natural resources are used in a sustainable fashion, the soil’s fertility is preserved, and aids such as fertilizers and plant protectants used carefully. By now, IP has become standard practice in the South Tyrolean production: about 99% of producers are AGRIOS certified.

About 99% of producers are certified according to GLOBALG.A.P.+GRASP. This is a globally recognised certification for good agricultural practices that includes an additional check on social issues (GRASP).

Cooperatives’ certifications
All cooperatives that are supplied with JAZZ™ apples and in which they are stored and packaged are certified according to GLOBALG.A.P.-GRASP, IFSFood BRCGS, a standard for food safety, to ensure the quality and safety of food products offered to consumers, and according to SMETA2P, a certification on social issues.


Eppan – St. Michael, South Tyrol – Südtirol, ITALY

Paul Hölzl’s JAZZ™ apple orchards are located in the southern part of South Tyrol – Südtirol, an area that enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year and a mild climate, ideal for growing apples with a unique and delicious flavour. Paul has been running the family farm for a few years now and is very proud of his JAZZ™ orchard.

“We have always been interested in new varieties of club apples, so 10 years ago my father decided to plant them”. For Paul, being part of such a strong and well-organised organisation as the one behind the JAZZ™ apple is a source of great pride and many advantages.

“I grow JAZZ™ apples because they are very aromatic and tasty. During the year I work hard to ensure that the end consumer can hold a perfect apple in his hand. In autumn it is a great feeling to be able to reap the fruits of a year’s work.”