Bundaberg showcases fresh produce sector

For fresh produce marketing in Australia and New Zealand
Matthew Jones

BY MATTHEW JONES

@matt_fruitnet

Bundaberg showcases fresh produce sector

Abbotsleigh Citrus among the growers featured in new promotional video

A video promoting Bundaberg’s fruit and vegetable growers has hit screens across the globe.

Showcasing a number of farms across the region, the video has been uploaded to Bundaberg Regional Council’s YouTube channel.

Nutrano Produce Group-owned Abbotsleigh Citrus is one of the major businesses featured in the video. The 190ha farm has over 60,000 citrus trees, growing lemons along with Imperial, Hickson and Honey Murcott mandarins. Blueberries are also produced on the farm.

Nutrano CEO and managing director, Steven Chaur, said it was a tribute to the staff at Abbotsleigh Citrus that the farm has become a pin-up performer for the region.

“We are delighted for our Abbotsleigh Citrus farm to be chosen as a showcase for the success of horticulture in this highly productive region,” Chaur explained.

With deep, well-drained alluvial soils, minimal frost and access to irrigation water from the Burnett River, Chaur said Bundaberg was exceptionally well suited to growing citrus.

“Another key attribute of the Bundaberg region is access to labour, with a strong local community, seasonal worker program and as a great working-holiday destination for back packer,” Chaur added.

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