2016 Young Grower of the Year

YGOTY 16Andrew Hutchinson from Wilcox was awarded the Young Grower of the Year title last night (20th July) after two days of challenging exercises including participating in a Leadership panel discussion and presenting two speeches. He successfully competed against the 4 regional fruit grower winners to take out the tittle. Young Grower of the Year is an annual competition run by Horticulture New Zealand to find the best young fruit or vegetable grower in the country. The focus of the competition is to give young people working in the industry recognition, develop their skills and foster individual young grower leadership. Andrew won 3 of the 4 categories, Best Practical Skills, Best Business Skills and the Innovation Award. Andrew will now go on to contest the Young Horticulturist of the Year in November. Wilcox was well represented at the awards, with last years winner Hamish Gates carrying out the MC duties for the evening.

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Goodness always tastes better with Wilcox

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Wilcox started growing potatoes and onions in the volcanic Pukekohe soil in the early 1930’s.

Now, four generations on, we’re still growing the most delicious varieties of potatoes, onions, and carrots in the most fertile areas all over New Zealand.

It’s what we do to bring the best tasting goodness to your table every night.

Seasonal Focus

  • Inca Gold Clear Cut

    Inca Gold

    Warm up your winter with the exotic, golden, buttery and sweet flavour of Inca Gold potatoes. Inca Gold originated from a family of potato called Phureja, grown in the Andean valleys of South America. They were originally discovered by europeans in the early 1500's. Luckily for us, Inca Gold potatoes are perfectly suited to the rich volcanic soils in New Zealand. An exotic potato grown to be enjoyed only during our winter months. Make the most of them while they're here. They're perfect for roasting and baking. Currently only available in selected North Island Countdowns stores