Story: Market gardens and production nurseries

Onion growing

Onion growing

This crop of onions growing near Shannon, Manawatū, is being sprayed against weeds. Although Pukekohe is the onion capital of New Zealand, a number of commercial growers raise their onion crop further south in the rich loam soils of the Manawatū and Horowhenua.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Market gardens and production nurseries - Major vegetable crops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008