NZ Grown Beetroot
Wattie’s has 6 beetroot growers who ensure that only the best beetroot is canned. Millions of Wattie’s beetroot seeds are planted during Spring in neat rows that are precisely measured by GPS.
Harvesting technology assists the grower in determining when the beetroot is ready for harvesting. When they are ready, the beetroot harvester pulls the beetroot out of the ground by the leaves, the dirt gets knocked off and the beetroot travels through the harvester to the transporting bins.
All beetroot is inspected for quality and is then graded to ensure that only the very best reaches your table. The beetroot is harvested, graded and processed all within a 20km radius.