DIVA is a controlled distribution variety available only from New Zealand. It is available in both conventional and organic forms.
The following suppliers grow, pack and ship DIVA. Please contact each individual company for more specific information on their DIVA volumes and availability.
Mr Apple New Zealand Ltd.
Ben McLeod ph: +64 6 873 1084
Mr Apple is New Zealand’s largest apple grower, packer, shipper and exporter, producing 25% of the New Zealand crop and exporting 98% of their total production. As a 100% vertically integrated company, what sets Mr Apple apart from other apple companies is their attention to detail and ability to control quality from orchard to container. Over the past five years, Mr Apple has invested over $20 million dollars in new orchard plantings, fully automated ‘no-touch’ apple sorting and colour grading technology, state-of-the-art coolstores and world leading food safety and traceability technology. Mr Apple is the largest producer of DIVA apples.
Freshmax Exports Ltd.
Sales: Greg Cassidy ph: +64 6 879 9301
Freshmax Exports Ltd is one of New Zealand’s largest vertically integrated Pipfruit Exporters and takes pride in its reputation as an exporter of safe top quality Apples and Pears. Freshmax Exports Ltd is a subsidiary of the vertically integrated Freshmax Group of Companies. By owning and operating our own orchards and packhouses as well as contracting supply of safe high quality apples and pears from other like-minded growers we can ensure the strictest quality control from the field all the way to the market.
BOSTOCK New Zealand
Organic Diva Sales: Heidi Stiefel ph: +64 21 336 791
Sales: Jane Maclean ph: +64 21 244 0121
BOSTOCK New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s leading growers and the largest organic apple producer with a proud history of sustainable growing practices. The company is 100% owned by John Bostock and is based in Hawke’s Bay, one of the cleanest and purest growing environments in the world. The company has been exporting premium produce for more than 30 years – growing and marketing high quality organic apples, squash, onions and grain as well as exporting conventional apples on behalf of independent orchardists.