Story: Soils and regional land use

Avocado orchard

Avocado orchard

This orchard is in Kaimai, in the Bay of Plenty, where the near frost-free climate and free-draining soils are ideal for avocado production. The industry is rapidly expanding. Trees are sheltered from wind and frost for the first few years, and the fruit can be gathered commercially after about three years.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Soils and regional land use - South Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008