Story: Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts

Kraft’s strawberry gardens

Kraft’s strawberry gardens

John Kraft harvests 500 tonnes of strawberries on 12 hectares of land at Coatesville, near Auckland. The plants are grown on raised ridges covered in black polythene. Water and nutrients are supplied to the roots through pipes buried along the ridges. The polythene prevents weeds growing and raises soil temperatures.

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Reference: 20 December 2004
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Sandy Scarrow, 'Citrus, berries, exotic fruit and nuts - Blueberries, strawberries and blackcurrants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Sandy Scarrow, published 24 Nov 2008