Quality New Zealand Chestnuts
and Chestnut Products
Chestnut Traders has been established to promote and market quality
New Zealand chestnuts and chestnut products to both local and worldwide
markets. We are able to supply fresh chestnuts (in season) and processed
product. To find out more about us click here.
Unfortunately, the Chestnut Farm is closed for the 2023 season, due to the significant damage following Cyclone Gabrielle. In any event, much of the juvenille chestnuts were blown off the tress early.
We look forward to seeing you next year!!
Chestnut harvest in New Zealand, being a Southern Hemisphere country,
runs from approximately the second week of March, until late April
or early May (in southern parts of the country). Most growers do not store fresh nuts unless thay have
reasonably strong pre-negotiated sales orders. Sales contracts are
generally arranged between December and February. Click here
to find out more about our products.
We are strong supporters of the New
Zealand Chestnut Council (NZCC). This is the "recognised
industry body" in New Zealand, and undertakes a number of overall
industry functions. Of particular importance, NZCC issues recommendations
for orchard hygiene and harvesting and storage protocols. Chestnut
Traders insist that their suppliers meet these, as a minimum. For
more information about our quality controls click here.
For more information about chestnuts and the New Zealand chestnut
in particular, please follow the links.