When it comes to looking after our produce, we use predatory insects for pest control.
Known as beneficials, they’re the good guys of the insect world who actively seek out and eliminate pests that may damage our plants.
This means we avoid the use of harsh chemicals, resulting in the best quality and tastiest tomatoes in New Zealand. So next time you’re shopping ask for NZ Hothouse tomatoes.
Jason started in the horticulture industry at the age of 16. After completing a 3 year apprenticeship and further work experience in the Tomato industry he joined NZ Hothouse as an assistant grower in 2003. Jason is now proud to be the groups Head Grower, overseeing the groups 20 hectares of covered crops. Jason and NZ Hothouse share a philosophy of fresh, healthy, tomatoes "To be able to grow tomatoes for our customers and family that are safe and healthy to eat is a goal we are particularly proud of.”
Alex has a Bachelor of Science, majoring in plant science with a minor in microbiology from Massey University. Alex started in the glasshouse in 2010 working summers in the crops while studying. Since starting work for NZHH full time in 2013 he has been involved in many aspects of the company including sales, packhouse and health & safety, while maintaining a keen interest in the growing aspects of the company. Alex was primarily responsible for our cucumber crops at the Karaka site and has now moved to our Bombay site, playing an active role in supporting Che Naran in specialty tomatoes and labour management.
Che began his career in a plant nursery before transitioning into outdoor commercial vegetable growing. After joining the NZ Hothouse group in 2012 as an assistant grower, Che has proven himself and has now become one of NZ Hothouse Groups main growers. Che brings with him enthusiasm and true fresh thinking.