On December 26th 2020 Motueka was hit by a rare hailstorm. Our orchards were right in its path.
Thankfully a large quantity of produce was not impacted by the hail, but over half was. Although disappointing to not have perfect
quality fruit, lots of our fruit had only cosmetic blemishes, with no real damage. These fruit can and should be enjoyed by consumers as a premium quality eating experience, whilst not being cosmetically perfect. There are always silver linings to dark storm clouds. This is where the idea of Stormy Fruit came from.
The positive is that storms are natural, and the fact a storm left its mark on the fruit proves that the fruit is perfectly natural, safe, healthy, and fresh.