The Potager Garden at Otahuna produces more than 120 varieties of fruits, vegetables, nuts and mushrooms

Potager Garden

The potager-style vegetable garden holds a prime position in a sunny stone-walled enclosure which was originally the domain of the estate's stallions. Here, a huge range of seasonal vegetables, fruits, herbs, nuts and mushrooms - including exotic and rare heritage varietals - is grown organically for the table. Guests can even accompany the chef to select vegetables for their own evening meal. 


Apples, pears, quince, and other fruit abound in Otahuna’s orchard which includes many trees from the Edwardian era.  Recently restored and redeveloped are two of the estate's original outbuildings, the Melon Shed and the Apple Store.  The Melon Shed is a Victorian glasshouse devoted to the growth of tropical fruits such as kaffir lime, pineapple and cucumbers that grow up to a metre in length.  On the other side of the orchard, guests are invited to explore the Apple Store, a root cellar which today provides the perfect climate to support a diverse array of mushrooms.

The planting plan for the 2016-2017 season includes the following:

Artichoke - Green Globe
Artichoke - Jerusalem 
Asparagus - Jersey Giant
Bean - Nor'easter Runner
Bean - Blue Lake 
Bean - Nectar Golden Runner
Bean - Purple Teepee Dwarf
Bean - Berrgold
Bean - Fin De Bagnols
Bean - Asian Winged
Beetroot - Crosbys
Beetroot - Albino
Beetroom - Rainbow
Broccoli - Premium Green
Broccoli - Tender Stems
Broad Bean - Exhibition Long Pod
Broad Bean - Imperial Green
Burdock - Takinogawa Long
Cabbage - Tat Soi
Cabbage - Chinese Slowblot
Cabbage - Wong Bok
Cabbage - Pak Choi
Cabbage - Copenhagen
Cabbage - Vertus Savoy
Capiscum Chilli - Cayenne Sky Hot
Capsicum Chilli -Hungarian Wax
Capsicum Chilli - Jalapeno
Capsicum Chilli - Serrano
Capsicum Pepper  - Alma Paprika
Capsicum Chilli - Mamma Mia Gialla
Carrot - Mini Sweet
Carrot - Manchester Table
Carrot - Samantha
Cauliflower - All Year Round
Cauliflower - Neckar Pearl
Celery - Utah
Celeriac - Sedano di Verona
Corn - Florida Supersweet f1
Courgette - Gold Rush
Courgette - Black Jack
Courgette - Italiano
Cucumber - Long White
Cucumber - Lebanese
Florence Fennel - Milano
Florence Fennel - Orion
Garlic - Soft Neck
Kale - Blue Ridge
Kale - Cavolo Nero
Kohlrabi - Purple Vienna
Leeks - Lungo
Leeks - Musselburgh
Lettuce - Great Lakes
Lettuce - Tin Tin Cos
Lettuce - Vivian
Lettuce - Maricella
Onion - Ishikura
Onion - Ring Master
Onion - Ailsa Craig
Onion - Red Brunswick
Onion - Shallot Ambition
Parsnip - Javelin
Parsnip - Supersnip
Pea - Carouby
Pea - Petit Provencal
Pea - Sugar Snap
Pea - Blue Shelling
Potato - Pink Fir Apple
Potato - Waiporoporo
Potato - Ladies Fingers
Potato - Purple Passion
Pumpkin - Small Sugar
Pumpkin - Butternut
Pumpkin - Queensland Blue
Radish - Champion
Radish - White Icicle
Rhubarb - Victoria
Salad - Mesclun Winter
Salad - Mesclun Italian
Salad - Rocket Runaway
Silverbeet - Brightlights
Spinach - Perpetual
Spinach - Upright
Turnip - Tokyo Cross
Tomatillo - Grande
Tomato - Gold Nugget
Tomato - Chef's Choice
Tomato - Oaxacan 
Tomato - Principe Borghese
Tomato - Black Krim
Tomato - Pink Brandywine
Tomato - Golden Boy
Tomato - Tigerella
Tomato - Moneymaker
Tomato - Jaune Flamme
Tomato - Green Zebra
Tomato - Violet Jasper
Yam - Purple
Apple - Charles Ross
Apple - Golden Delicious
Apple - Granny Smith
Apple - Red Delicious
Apple - Braeburn
Apple - Gala
Apple - Russet Various
Currant - Black Sefton
Currant - Red
Fig - Brown Turkey
Gooseberry - Invicta
Grape - Niagara
Grape - Schuyler
Lemon - Meyer
Lime - Makrut Kaffir
Lime - Tahitian
Melon - French Charentais
Melon - Collective Farm Woman
Melon - Sweet Granite
Mulberry - Black
Nectarine - Garden Delight
Peach - Elegant Lady
Pear - Forelle
Pear - Bartlett
Pear - Taylors Gold
Pear - Uvedale St Germain
Quince - De Vranja
Raspberry - Waiau
Strawberry - Camarosa
Strawberry - Seascape
Basil - Sweet Genovese
Basil - Thai 
Bay Leaf
Chives - Broad Leaf
Coriander - Santo 
Dill - Dukat
Fennel - Sweet Leaf
Garlic - Society
Marjoram - Sweet
Mint - Spearmint 
Mint - Peppermint
Mint - Chocolate 
Mint - Vietnamese
Oregano - Greek
Parsley - Italian
Rosemary - Tuscan
Sage - Broad Leaf
Sage - Pineapple
Salad - Burnett
Tarragon - French
Thyme - Pizza


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