The Potager Garden at Otahuna Lodge

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 tahitian and finger limes 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 current season includes the following:


Amaranthus - Red Callaloo
Artichoke - Green Globe
Artichoke - Jerusalem 
Asparagus - Jersey Giant
Bean - Climbing Cobra
Bean - Fin de Bagnols
Bean - Flat Runner
Bean - King of the Blues Runner
Bean - Golden Wax
Bean - Hicock

Bean - Shiny Fardenlosa

Beetroot - Crosbys
Beetroot - Bonny Baby
Broad Bean - Dwarf Early
Broccoflower - Alverda
Broccoli - Premium Green
Brussel Sprouts - Igor
Cabbage - Conehead
Cabbage - Pak Choi
Cabbage - Wong Bok
Cabbage - Vertus Savoy
Cabbage - Chinese Napa Blue
Cabbage - Red Express
Capiscum Chilli - Arapaho
Capsicum Chilli -Hungarian Wax
Capsicum Chilli - Jalapeno
Capsicum Chilli - Palladio
Capsicum Pepper  - Sweet Classic
Capsicum Pepper - California Wonder
Carrot - Solar Yellow
Carrot - Samantha
Carrot - Mini Sweet
Carrot - White
Cauliflower - All Year Round
Cauliflower - Neckar Pearl
Celeriac - Mars
Celery - Utah
Celery - Slowbolt
Corn - Florida Supersweet
Courgette - Solar Flare
Courgette - Amanda
Cucumber - Iznik
Cucumber - Long White Wonder
Cucumber - Lebanese Manny
Endive - Green Curled
Florence Fennel - Milano
Florence Fennel - Finale
Garlic - Soft Neck
Garlic - Elephant
Garlic - Aja Roja
Kale - Blue Ridge
Kale - Cavolo Nero
Kohlrabi - Purple Vienna
Kohlrabi - Green Duke
Leek - Lungo
Leek - Carentan Giant
Lettuce - Great Lakes
Lettuce - Tin Tin Cos
Lettuce - Vivian
Lettuce - Maricella
Onion - Californian Rec
Onion - White Sweet Spanish
Onion - Pukekohe Long Keeper
Onion - Shallot Zebrune
Onion, Spring - Ishikura
Onion, Spring - Galloper
Parsnip - Javelin
Parsnip - Supersnip
Pea - Snow Oregon
Pea - Massey
Potato - Desiree
Potato - Agria
Potato - Rocket
Potato - Karaka
Potato - Pink Fir Apple
Potato - Purple Passion
Pumpkin - Musquee de Provence
Pumpkin - Australian Butternut
Pumpkin - Jarrahdale
Pumpkin - Whangaparoa Crown
Pumpkin - Sugarpie
Radicchio - Palla rosa
Radish - Red Cherry
Radish - Pink Beauty
Rhubarb - Victoria
Silverbeet - Brightlights
Spinach - Upright
Spinach - Teton
Turnip - Tokyo Cross
Tomato - Better Boy
Tomato - Country Taste
Tomato - Green Zebra
Tomato - Hamlet 
Tomato - Russian Red
Tomato - Tigerella
Tomato - Sun Gold
Tomato - Sweet 100
Tomato - Yellow Pear
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
Lime - Caviar
Melon - French Charentais
Melon - Spanish Whimsy
Melon - Hales Jumbo
Mulberry - Black
Nectarine - Garden Delight
Peach - Elegant Lady
Pear - Forelle
Pear - Bartlett
Pear - Nashi
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 - Slowbolt
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
Salad - Mesclun Mild
Salad - Mesclun Italian
Salad - Mesclun Mustard Leaves
Salad - Arugula Italian
Salad - Lettuce Red Mix
Tarragon - French
Thyme - Pizza

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