our berries

Miro has partnered with BerryCo NZ to acquire the intellectual property rights to a range of blueberry varieties from Mountain Blue Orchards, a world-renowned, long-established and innovative Australian breeder. You will see them in supermarkets as ‘Eureka’ and ‘River Run’.

Selected for their suitability to warmer climates, people love these varieties for their flavour, size, juiciness, sweetness and crunch.

handling with care

To ensure our berries arrive fresh and tasty to consumers, we have invested in a state-of-the-art berry packhouse and cool chain in Te Puke.

 

our future berries

 

Miro has partnered with Plant and Food Research (PFR) for plant breeding. Together we explore high value horticulture opportunities through a Co-operation Agreement.

Steve Saunders, Rukumoana Schaafhausen, Dr Riri Ellis, Hon Willie Jackson, David Hughes

Steve Saunders, Rukumoana Schaafhausen, Dr Riri Ellis, Hon Willie Jackson, David Hughes

kaitiaki of the berries

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As well as a delicious range of berries, Miro will provide wrap around support (kaitaikitanga) to Miro growers including technical growing expertise, turn-key orchard construction, orchard management services and supply chain logistics support.

Early Season Varieties

 

Eureka Sunrise has all the best qualities of its parent Eureka

Very vigorous

Fruit is large, crisp and sweet

Excellent acid/sugar balance

The scar is small and dry

Eureka Sunrise

mid-Season Varieties

 

Masena Eureka

Excellent resistance to rust

Recommended for tunnel production

Jumbo large size – most fruit in excess of 18mm in diameter

Dark blue firm berry

Asian flavour palate


First Blush

Large firm berry

Great flavour

High yield

High quality, highly flavoured mid-season variety

Large and round

Highly flavoured with a sweet and firm berry


late Season Varieties

 

Eureka Sunset

A direct descendant of the Eureka variety

Large and very sweet

Good bloom

Crisp texture

Easy to harvest