Apples

Te Mata Exports supplies more than 1 million cartons of apples annually to key markets in Europe, North America, Asia, India and the Middle East.

Our apples are sourced from selected growers in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Situated on the East coast of the North Island, Hawke’s Bay enjoys long hot summers and crisp winter frosts, allowing the fruit to ripen slowly and naturally. Our emphasis on supplying top quality New Zealand produce has resulted in long relationships with a loyal customer base worldwide.

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BAY QUEEN ®

Bay Queen is a New Zealand bred variety developed by locally renowned grower Kevin Bayley. Bay Queen is New Zealand earliest export suitable apple. Te Mata is the exclusive marketer of Bay Queen. Bay Queen is a bright full block red colour with crisp sweet flesh.
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60 - 180 (Z - Pack equivalent)

ROYAL GALA

Royal Gala is New Zealand’s largest volume variety. A member of the Gala family, the Royal Gala has a bold, red striped appearance with a firm texture. With a thin skin and crisp sweet flesh, the Royal Gala is a very special apple. Its outstanding appearance and eating qualities have made Royal Gala one of the world’s premium varieties. Te Mata sells a range of high colour strains of Royal Gala.
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SNAP DRAGON ®

Snap Dragon was bred out of the Cornell University program in New York State. It has a monster crunch with a spicy sweet flavour. With Honey Crisp parentage, it is one of the most exciting new apple varieties to hit the world stage. Te Mata is the exclusive exporter of Snap Dragon for New Zealand. In commercial trails.
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BRAEBURN

The Braeburn is a firm juicy bi-colour apple. It has a unique combination of sweet and tart flavour, with a medium level of acidity. The tartness of this apple makes it extremely popular in Europe and North America. It has a great storage quality and has a distinctive crisp flesh. It has a bold red stripe with a partially orange-red colour but with a green background.
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NZ QUEEN

A superb eating apple, NZ Queen was developed in the Hawke’s Bay region and is a cross between Gala and Splendor. NZ Queen is a deep red, firm, juicy, and sweet apple variety harvested mid season and is well known for its excellent keeping and eating qualities.
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60 - 180 (Z - Pack equivalent)

COSMIC CRISP

The Cosmic Crisp® apple is the remarkable result of 20 years of study and research by Washington State University’s world-class tree fruit breeding programme. The Cosmic Crisp® is a cross of the Enterprise and Honeycrisp varieties. The large, juicy and red apple has a perfectly balanced flavour and firm texture, making it ideal for snacking, cooking, baking, and entertaining. Te Mata Exports New Zealand is one of 5 exporters who have rights to this variety. Commercial planting starts in 2021.
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60 - 180 (Z - Pack equivalent)

FUJI

The Fuji’s colour is distinctive, including a pink stripe, and a high-colour level. Fuji strains have been developed be closer to a complete red colour. With low-acid sweetness, combined with juicy firm-fleshed crispness, Fuji has excellent storage qualities and tends to last longer than other varieties.
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60 - 180 (Z - Pack equivalent)

GRANNY SMITH

The Granny Smith is a tart, crisp, juicy apple with freckled green skin that is suitable for both eating and for cooking or juicing. Vivid green in colour, it is a fresh, juicy and crunchy. It has high juice content and keeps very well. The Granny Smith is renowned as an excellent dessert or cooking apple.
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RED DELICIOUS

Striped to solid red, the Red Delicious is a sweet, crisp, and juicy apple. An excellent snacking apple and great for salads because of the crisp texture and flavour. Red Delicious apples are picked from mid-March until mid- April.
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60 - 150 (Z - Pack equivalent)

PINK LADY

Pink Lady has a dense, firm flesh, making it a crisp apple with a hint of acidity while remaining sweet and juicy. It has a pink blush over a pale green background.
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60 - 165 (Z - Pack equivalent)

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