Tested and Approved

Tested and ApprovedThrough this unique program seeds that hold this endorsement have been tested and approved by Steve McArthur for use in New Zealand. Steve comments -  “My forefathers were early pioneers of horticulture in New Zealand and our family has a proud history in plant breeding. This dates back to the 1860’s when my Great, Great Grandmother Ellen Dawson first grew fruit and vegetables for miners during the Central Otago gold rush. She selected a cherry variety which dominated the commercial cherry plantings in New Zealand for over a century. Today over 140 years later, the Dawson cherry retains its popularity with consumers and has stood the test of time. Whilst plant breeding is moving at a much faster rate than in the 1900’s the philosophies of my forefathers of providing quality produce is the key principle for Vigour. The Vigour tested and approved program helps ensuring the growers of New Zealand reliability. Markets and weather remain unpredictable there is reliability in the seeds selected by Vigour, which will also stand the test of time."

Tested and Approved