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 2017-2018 season includes the following:

Artichoke - Green Globe
Artichoke - Jerusalem 
Asparagus - Jersey Giant
Bean - Climbing Cobra
Bean - Blue Lake 
Bean - Nectar Golden Runner
Bean - Cherokee Butter
Bean - Berrgold
Bean - Fin De Bagnols
Bean - Asian Winged
Beetroot - Crosbys
Beetroot - Action
Broccoli - Premium Green
Broad Bean - Exhibition Long Pod
Broad Bean - Imperial Green
Brussel Sprouts - Falstaff Red
Cabbage - Wong Bok
Cabbage - Pak Choi
Cabbage - Copenhagen
Cabbage - Vertus Savoy
Cabbage - Ranfurly Mini
Caiuga - Slipper Gourd
Cape Gooseberry
Capiscum Chilli - Bhut Jolokia
Capsicum Chilli - Cayenne Sky Hot
Capsicum Chilli -Hungarian Wax
Capsicum Chilli - Jalapeno
Capsicum Chilli - Serrano
Capsicum Pepper  - Purple Beauty
Capsicum Pepper - California Wonder
Capsicum Pepper - Horizon Orange
Carrot - Solar Yello
Carrot - Samantha
Cauliflower - All Year Round
Cauliflower - Neckar Pearl
Cauliflower - Violet Sicilian
Celery - Utah
Celery - Polo
Celeriac - Mars
Chicory - Red Treviso
Corn - Florida Supersweet f1
Courgette - Gold Rush
Courgette - Parthenon
Cucumber - Paska
Cucumber - Lebanese
Eggplant - Early Prolific
Florence Fennel - Milano
Florence Fennel - Orion
Garlic - Soft Neck
Garlic - Elephant
Kale - Blue Ridge
Kale - Cavolo Nero
Kohlrabi - Purple Vienna
Leeks - Lungo
Leeks - Musselburgh
Lettuce - Great Lakes
Lettuce - Tin Tin Cos
Lettuce - Vivian
Lettuce - Maricella
Okra - Burgundy
Onion - Ring Master
Onion - Burgundy
Onion - Red Brunswick
Onion - Pukekohe Long
Onion - Mt Witney
Parsnip - Javelin
Parsnip - Supersnip
Pea - Carouby
Pea - Petit Provencal
Pea - Sugar Snap
Pea - Snow
Pea - Blue Shelling
Potato - Pink Fir Apple
Potato - Agria
Potato - Rocket
Potato - Heather
Pumpkin - Musquee de Provence
Pumpkin - Butternut
Pumpkin - Queensland Blue
Radish - Cabernet
Rhubarb - Victoria
Salad - Mesclun Winter
Salad - Mesclun Italian
Salad - Rocket Runaway
Shallot - Ambition
Silverbeet - Brightlights
Spinach - Perpetual
Spinach - Upright
Spring Onion - Ishikura
Turnip - Tokyo Cross
Tomato - Gold Nugget
Tomato - Chef's Choice
Tomato - Russian Red
Tomato - Principe Borghese
Tomato - Black Tula
Tomato - Pink Brandywine
Tomato - Golden Boy
Tomato - Tigerella
Tomato - Moneymaker
Tomato - Jaune Flamme
Tomato - Green Zebra
Tomato - Bloody Butcher
Tomato - Vintage Wine
Water Spinach - Bamboo Leaf
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
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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