Waimea Nurseries

Global Fruit

Global Fruit

Waimea Variety Management focuses on the DEVELOPMENT and MANAGEMENT of new varieties and rootstocks. 

 

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For information about our services offered globally click here.

 

In New Zealand, we undertake all aspects of new variety evaluation and development on behalf of variety owners and breeding programmes.

 

TRIALLING & EVALUATION

We manage variety evaluation in our Trial & Cultivar Centre in Nelson and at orchard testing sites in Nelson, Hawkes Bay and Central Otago. This allows the evaluation of the performance of new cultivars against existing selections in the key fruit growing regions.

 

VARIETY PROTECTION

We can advise on the best method of intellectual property protection for each new variety. We can manage the protection through Non-Propagation Agreements, Trademarks and Plant Variety Rights.

  

TREE PRODUCTION

Waimea Variety Management can license Waimea Nurseries and other Sub-Licensees for with propagation licenses within New Zealand, depending on what is in the best interest of the development of the variety and to maximise the returning of royalties to the variety owner.

 

MONITORING TREE PRODUCTION AND COLLECTION OF ROYALTIES WITHIN NEW ZEALAND

Through our customised computerised tracking systems we monitor tree production and collect royalties for trees propagated in New Zealand.

Currently we manage the propagation licensing in New Zealand on behalf of the following nurseries, breeders and agencies:

Europep

Europepienieres, France

Delbard

 

 

 

Delbard Nurseries, France

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CIV, Italy

Cornell University, USA

East Malling Research Station, UK

Sunglo Varieties, NZ

Roy Hart, NZ

Austin Orchards, NZ

Greg & Stephanie Buck, NZ

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Grahams Factree, Australia 

Nevis Fruit, NZ

PICO

PICO, Canada

INRA

INRA, France

Taylor Family Trust, NZ

 

VARIETY PORTFOLIO IN NEW ZEALAND

Waimea Variety Management has been involved with the development of club varieties in New Zealand, including Apples TentationTM (Delblush), Sonya® (Nevson) and Ambrosia and the open varieties Aztec, Candy, Redfield, Huaguan, Pinova, Rosy Glow and Lady in Red.

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ADVICE ON PROSPECTIVE DEVELOPMENT PATHWAYS & COMMERCIALISATION IN NEW ZEALAND

  

PROMOTION

We regularly communicate with over 500 New Zealand fruit growers and fruit marketing companies, via email, print media.  We have excellent relationships with the industry corporates for the development of key varieties.

 

IMPORTATION & QUARANTINE

We operate a purpose-built level two quarantine facility accredited by the NZ Ministry for Primary Industry (MPI) who regularly inspected to ensure the plant material is free of pest, disease and virus prior to release. This quarantine facility enables us to source material from accredited facilities (currently CTIFL in France, Prosser at Washington State University, USA).

 

 

 

For variety owners seeking expertise to develop a new variety globally, we offer a range of services.  

 

EXPORT OF PLANT MATERIAL

We prepare the plant material and undertake the required inspections, phytosanitary certificates and import permits for the export of varieties. 

 

LICENSING WITH THE WORLD'S LEADING NURSERIES

We are proud of our valued and long established relationships with leading breeders and agencies that allows us to offer you the world's best varieties and rootstocks.

Waimea Nurseries is the sole New Zealand member of the INN (International New-Varieties Network) a global variety development alliance linking the world's largest pipfruit nurseries.

 

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The following nurseries are licensed to grow varieties managed by Waimea Variety Management:

NORTH AMERICA

Willow Drive           Protee        VanWell    C and O Nursery

Willow Drive Nursery

Pro Tree Nursery

Van Well Nursery

C&O Nursery

Helios Nursery

 

FRANCE

DL siteon0    Delbard   Mondial    Castang.

 

Davodeau-Ligonniere/Pepinieres du Valois

Delbards  

Mondial Fruit Selection

Castang 

 

ITALY

CIV 1

CIV

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 ANA

ANA Chile

 

SOUTH AFRICA

 stargrow

Star Grow Nurseries

 

AUSTRALIA

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Graham's Factree

 

MONITORING TREE PRODUCTION & COLLECTION OF ROYALTIES GLOBALLY

By licensing reputable and trustworthy nurseries who we have long-standing relationships with, we can assure the accurate monitoring of tree propagation and the return of royalties to the variety owner.

 

ADVICE ON PROSPECTIVE DEVELOPMENT PATHWAYS & COMMERCIALISATION

  

ADVICE AND MANAGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION

 

VARIETY PORTFOLIO

Apples: Aztec (Fuji),  Annaglo, Candy (Fuji), Lady in Red (Cripps Pink/Pink Lady®), Mahana Red (Braeburn), Moana Red (Fuji).

Feijoas:  Anatoki, Kaiteri, Kakariki

Ornamental trees:  Robinia Tropical Splash, Dwarf Liquidambar Little Richard