Meet Our Growers

Passionately working hard all-year round to grow the perfect JAZZ™ apple so you always have a refreshing eating experience.

THE ROWLING FAMILY

Moana Orchards, Tasman, Nelson, NEW ZEALAND

For over a century, four generations of Rowling family have been growing apples from their land which borders the Moutere Inlet between Tasman and Motueka. The family grows 80 hectares of apples and 10 hectares of pears.
Oliver Rowling was born and bred in the Nelson region and now operates the orchard which he co-owns with his father, Alan.
“Living on an orchard is a really great playground when you are young. Hard work, dedication, drive and a lot of passion has kept the business going all these years. I believe that if you are passionate about what you do then you will do it well; if you don’t love what you do then don’t do it,” explains Oliver.

“I simply love growing JAZZ apples – it’s my passion”

“It’s a wonderful environment to raise your children; being surrounded by a strong community of growers that support each other like family”

PHILIP GREER

Willowford Alma Alta Orchard, Hawke's 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.”

“TO BE SUCCESSFUL, THE FIRST THING TO DO IS FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR WORK”

JOHN & WENDY EVANS

RJ Flowers Ltd, Twyford, Hawke’s Bay, NEW ZEALAND

Coming from a family of orchardists, both Wendy and John have had a passion for produce from an early age. Ten months old and sitting in a fruit box watching his grandfather on the grader was John’s first exposure to the produce industry and growing up in that environment has given him an everlasting love of horticulture.
Wendy’s father, Ron owned and worked the land in Twyford. John and Wendy, having met and fallen in love as young horticulture cadets, worked with Ron to help grow the business by focusing solely on growing fruit – predominantly JAZZ™ and Envy™ and, also pears.
John and Wendy’s passion, determination and love of produce can be seen in the beautiful fruit they produce.

CHRIS & MAREE DENNISTON

Central Organics, Alexandra, Central Otago, NEW ZEALAND

Cold winters and dry summers make Central Otago not only one of the most scenic locations in the world but also an ideal location for growing organic JAZZ™ apples. The Dennistons have been growing apples for over 25 years and JAZZ™ for 8 of those.
Converting to growing solely Organics on their orchard was the best decision Chris ever made. “JAZZ™ is an apple that we can grow organically well and easily.”
When thinking about the JAZZ™ apple picked straight off the tree, like the rest of the world, the Dennistons call them - crunchy, juicy and tasty!

“CENTRAL OTAGO IS ONE OF THE MOST SCENIC LOCATIONS IN THE WORLD.  LUCKY FOR US IT IS ALSO AN IDEAL LOCATION TO GROW JAZZ”