Atamai Heritage Orchard

Fresh, local, tree-ripened fruit grown in Atamai Heritage Orchard in Motueka Valley

Enabling you to eat, bottle and dry with the season

About Us

Atamai Heritage Orchard

Atamai Heritage fruit is grown in our mixed species heritage orchard on Mytton Heights Road in the Motueka Valley. Our high organic matter soil combined with organic fertilisers produces delicious, nutrient-dense fruit. We have about 330 fruit trees producing 17 types of fruit of 78 different heritage varieties. We manage our orchard organically, with minimal use of machinery.

Atamai village was envisioned in around 2005. The orchard was planted in 2007 using permaculture principles and Atamai Village Council was incorporated in 2010. Atamai continued throughout the inevitable ups and downs of starting an eco-village.

We now have 10ha of common land and our heritage orchard covers 1ha of this. All our trees are of heritage varieties, chosen for nutrition, vigour and a spread of harvest times. The ability for the trees to remain healthy under our organic management plan is also important. Most of our trees are apples, of many different varieties! In addition to apples, we also have lemons, grapefruits, oranges, lemons, limes, blueberries, plums, apricots, nectarines, peaches, pears, quinces, sweet chestnuts, feijoas, hazelnuts, almonds and avocados.

We believe in supporting our local community by donating fruit to those in need.

Visit our fruit stall on Mytton Heights Road, just off Motueka Valley Highway.