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WHAT WE GROW

WATERMELON

Juicy, colourful and delicious, there’s no summertime fruit quite like watermelon. With the perfect balance of crunch and sweetness!

At Leaderbrand we grow two types – the large, striped jubilee variety, and the smaller, sweeter micro-seeded variety.

LEADERBRAND WATERMELON GISBORNE landscape with tractor

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LEADERBRAND WATERMELON GISBORNE landscape with tractor
LOCATION

WHERE DOES IT GROW?

Watermelon loves the sun, so we grow ours at our Gisborne farm. The hot temperatures and long hours of sunshine provide the best growing conditions.

OUR PROCESS

HOW DO WE GROW IT?

To make sure our watermelons are fresh and delicious, we follow a few important steps:

  1. Depending on the variety, we’ll either grow seedlings in our nursery for 4 – 6 weeks and transplant them when they’re ready, or sow seeds directly into the ground.
  2. Our watermelons then grow for around 3 months until they are ready for harvesting. While they’re growing, we use an environmentally-friendly trickle irrigation system to give them a steady stream of water and nutrients .
  3. We hand-harvest our watermelons when they’re ready, looking out for visual clues like even striping and colour to see how ripe they are.
  4. To make sure every watermelon is top-quality, we constantly cut them open to check for colour and taste. The perfect watermelon should be a nice shade of pink or red and taste a little sweet.
  5. As soon as our watermelons are harvested, we pack them into large bins and transport them directly to your local supermarket. Yum! 
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OUR PRODUCTS

LEADERBRAND WATERMELON

WATERMELON

Juicy, colourful and delicious, there’s no summertime fruit quite like watermelon.

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LeaderBrand runs its own independently verified food safety programme.

The programme incorporates internationally recognised standards of agricultural production, product safety, traceability and record-keeping.

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 30
Protein (g) 0.6
Fat, total (g) 0.2
– saturated (g) 0
Carbohydrate (g) 7.6
– sugars (g) 6.2
Fibre (g) 0.4
Sodium (mg) 1

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research.

LEADERBRAND WATERMELON & CHILLI SALAD WITH LIME DRESSING RECIPE
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