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Nelson tomato grower

Nelson tomato grower

Greenhouse tomatoes have been commercially grown in Nelson since the 1870s. John Ewers has 4 hectares growing greenhouse tomatoes, and exports much of his crop to Australia between October and February.

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Nelson Mail
Reference: 5 June 2008
Photograph by Patrick Hamilton

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Market gardens and production nurseries - Covered vegetable crops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008