Don’t wait for the stars to align.
Align with the stars.

Invest in a world-class kiwifruit orchard alongside
Southern Cross Horticulture

Own a proportional share in an industry-leading kiwifruit orchard.

Most recent project (now closed):

Hereford Park LP

Expected IRR over 10 years:


Minimum investment:


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A unique business model, Liberty Orchard Developed By Southern Cross Horticulture in Bay of Plenty

Partner with SCH,
who invest their own money alongside yours.

A very fruitful target

We target excellent cash yields of 9.5-10% p.a. at orchard maturity, with sensible risk mitigation. SCH orchards produce crops from as early as 21 months in the ground, and our first and subsequent crop yields typically outperform the industry average significantly. We pass on these income benefits to our investors and are proud that our orchards help you grow your wealth faster.

Reducing risk by hand-picking every opportunity, then hand-raising it.

It starts with the right site. SCH searches high and low to find prime land that meets our demanding standards, with the right combination of climate, topography, soil composition and water. We design and build from scratch using our specialist teams, then bring in plants grown in our nurseries using the best of plant science and SCH knowhow. From propagation to harvesting, we manage every aspect of the orchard. That means you’re investing alongside a specialist partner delivering care and control all the way through.

A unique business model, Liberty Orchard Developed By Southern Cross Horticulture in Bay of Plenty

Partner with a business that believes in:

Build lasting assets
leveraging IP grown
over decades

We planted our first kiwifruit orchard in 1977 and our family-owned operation was one of the first to adopt Gold and SunGold kiwifruit, so we have a deep-rooted understanding of plant cultivation that's been passed down the generations. Coming from a long line of farmers and rural people, we've inherited a pioneer ethos and a love for the land and this heritage keeps us going whether the sun's shining or times are tough. Backed by this kind of history, it's natural to think long-term and to strive for quality. That's why we build orchards to stand the test of time.

Some of our successful orchards

Join the New Zealand horticulture success story

New Zealand has unrivalled advantages for growing kiwifruit, and SCH is part of this success. All our orchards grow Zespri kiwifruit, and Zespri is the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit. Selling to more than 54 countries, Zespri helps customers around the world enjoy kiwifruit 12 months of the year and maintains international plant variety rights (PVR) to important varieties including SunGold. Investors become eligible to own Zespri shares (only available to growers and orchard owners) giving you an extra opportunity to benefit from this global success. With more consumers discovering the health benefits and great taste of kiwifruit, international demand is expected to grow.

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SCH is seeking firm commitments from
qualified wholesale investors (closing date TBC)

Limited window for investment

Opportunities to invest in kiwifruit orchards don’t come around every day. Each development needs a set amount of investment, and we close the partnership when we have enough investors. There’s also a limited number of development opportunities—only so many sites have the right combination of soil, topography, and water, and Zespri licences to grow kiwifruit are limited too. So when the stars align, we believe in seizing the opportunity.

Eligble to invest?

Our offers are only wholesale investment offers. You must qualify as a wholesale investor and meet certain criteria. Wholesale investors are defined in Schedule 1 of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013

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Keen to talk?

SCH partners with Antipodes Capital to seek co-investors who identify with our ethos. If you have questions or would like to find out how to invest, please feel free to get in touch.

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Watch the webinar

In this session you will learn about:

  • How the kiwifruit industry works in New Zealand.
  • The history, credentials, track record and values of SCH.
  • The current Hereford Park investment opportunity in more detail.
  • How a partnership with SCH works.

We will be hosting more webinars in 2022.

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