BONZA offers consultancy services along with supply of plants.
Please contact us to find out how we can help you.
* Banana Agronomy
Bananas can grow well in parts of New Zealand, mostly in the north and eastern parts of the North Island but can also be found in other suitable micro-climates such as Taranaki. They have a specific set of requirements and these must be met in order to produce high quality fruit on a commercial scale.
* Plantation Advice
There are many factors to consider when establishing a plantation. Getting it right first time saves money and reduces the likely hood of failure, or, of a poorly performing plantation. Advice can be provided for both conventional and organic systems.
* Plant Supplier
We can supply field grown plants in limited quantities and once our tissue culture facilities are in production bulk supply for plantations will be available. Please enquire for variety availability.
This method of reproduction enable us to supply popular varieties of disease-free plants in bulk. There is a lead-time of six months and plants are supplied in pots. Contact us for availability, varieties and prices. Conditions will apply to the sale of such plants.
* Distribution and Marketing
We have distribution and marketing chanels in place with established wholesalers and retailers. High quality fruit will enter the fresh fruit channels with other fruit being utilised for processing. In all cases fruit needs be of an acceptable quality.
We are keen on developing partnership with growers, wholesalers, retailers, research institutes and suppliers. We are particularly interested in partnering with Maori to assist them to better utilise their land and develop enduring businesses leading to improved social outcomes.
We welcome people who would like to be part of BONZA. By becoming an associate you will receive six bi-monthly newsletters a year, be able to join us for field trips, workshops and receive preference when purchasing field grown or tissue cultured stock (subject to availability). The annual cost is $25.