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