We are New Zealand’s biggest grower and packer of export cherries, owning orchards in the Cromwell basin.
Established in 1984 our packhouse is located on the outskirts of Cromwell. The Central Otago region of New Zealand's South Island is ideal for fruit growing.
We are New Zealand's biggest grower and packer of export cherries; owning orchards in the Cromwell basin at Ripponvale and at the foot of Mt Pisa, as well as managing over 20 other client orchards through our orchard management company.
All fruit is picked by 45 South picking crews and packed at our high-tech packhouse.
Our fully integrated business model gives us the ability to produce consistent quality for our loyal customers.
Even though we grow over 20 varieties, 90% of our volume comes from just 7 varieties, Chelan, Sonnet, Stella, Lapin, Sweetheart and Staccato. 45 South grows and packs the Sentennial variety exclusively in New Zealand.