As the recognised New Zealand product group, Blackcurrants New Zealand is the place where blackcurrant growers, buyers, researchers, breeders and marketers come together to share the growing scientific understanding of this remarkable little berry that has been part of a healthy diet for centuries. Please see our video below to find out more.
On this site you’ll find information such as the latest information into, why international scientists are so interested in the unique health benefits of New Zealand blackcurrants, who makes black currant products and where to find them, and material tailored to the needs of industry members.
Please visit our ‘Links’ page if you would like to source New Zealand blackcurrants for your own use or for contact details for exporters and processors. Information on grower websites and other industry organisations is also provided.
New Zealand is the largest Southern hemisphere supplier of blackcurrants, and accounts for about 5% of world production. We have 27 growers who farm approximately 1400 hectares and produce around 8,000 tonnes of fruit every year.
That’s small by world standards.
But it also allows for the creation of a highly integrated and well-organised industry. And that’s what makes us agile, responsive to our customers, and able to focus on quality, safety and innovation in a way that larger producers simply can’t match.
The New Zealand blackcurrant industry offers:
New Zealand has been a proud farming nation since the 19th century, and has a long history of successful agricultural development.
It’s also one of the best places in the world to do business. It has topped Transparency International’s list of least corrupt nations* in the world for several years running, and ranked 1st in Forbes magazine’s list of ‘Best Countries for Business’ in 2012.
In other words, doing business with New Zealand means doing business with confidence.
To locate suppliers of raw or processed blackcurrants, visit the ‘Links’ page to find contact details for growers, exporters and processors.
Or visit the ‘Blackcurrant Benefits‘ page to find out more about why New Zealand blackcurrants are your best choice for exceptional fruit from a top-quality industry.
Please browse our website to learn more about us, New Zealand blackcurrants, and why we’re so in love with them!
* New Zealand was 1st equal with Denmark in 2013.