Assistant Summerfruit Grower

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at Gourmet Paprika at Gourmet Summerfruit (view profile)
Location 44 Kinaston Road, Roxburgh, Otago, New Zealand
Date Posted 21 March 2021
Category On-Orchard
Job Type Full-time


We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our team in a permanent position. We’re passionate about growing and the outdoors, and we’re looking for similarly minded individuals to join us.

We are a large horticultural operation in Roxburgh. We have a core team of employees year-round, that increases seasonally when the cherries and blueberries are ripe and ready for picking.

As an Assistant Summerfruit Grower, you’ll be assisting the Site Manager/Grower with making decisions and will be in charge of a range of tasks so previous experience in horticulture is a must, having a qualification in horticulture would be an advantage. You’ll need to have a passion for fruit production and have a good understanding of that process.

A few specific responsibilities will include, ensuring trees and bushes are, watered, fertilised, pruned, and healthy. You’ll need an ability to lead, motivate and coach staff where required, and have a good understanding and commitment to health & safety in the workplace. You’ll also need to be available during the peak harvest season and be part of the frost protection team.

If you enjoy working in a team, but prefer a more casual environment, with experience and skills that match what’s described above we invite you to apply for this position ASAP by emailing

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