Coming in 2022 - Subtropical Fruit!
2022 will see a new development, born from the Cave family’s long love of fruit.
Climate change should have major government support to develop suitable new fruit varieties for the warmer years ahead. We see almost nothing happening, and working with others in the private sector reveals an even larger problem: our quarantine laws. Importing a new species costs tens of thousands of dollars, as does new varieties of established fruit like apples. Surely this is a time for support for food entrepreneurs, in the national interest.
We will be growing a small range of subtropical fruit, including finger limes, which will start becoming available with a new website from April 2022.
About Peter Cave
Peter Cave has been a nurseryman for over 40 years. Coming from a keen gardening family in Wanganui, Peter graduated Bachelor of Horticultural Science with Honours from Massey University. Experience was gained working at the huge Monrovia Nursery in Los Angeles, Lyndale Nursery in Auckland, running the Wanganui City Council Nursery, before opening Cave’s Tree Nursery near Hamilton in 1977.
Moving to Raglan in 2011 indulged Peter’s love of natives to develop fresh native forest on 60 acres of redundant farmland. Full circle came again with the opening of Peter Cave Nursery, specialist growers of the rare and unusual. His partner Annetta loves plants too, and provides much needed support in the nursery. Peter Cave Nursery is now closed.