The Hoddy’s are 4th generation apple growers in the Nelson region, with Walter Hoddy planting his
family’s first apple tree in 1915. Since then each generation has carried on the tradition of
growing premium quality apples.
Management of the orchard is now shared by Michael Hoddy and his son-in-law Andrew Kininmonth. A
combination of youth and experience which ensures the legacy for generations to come.
Eden Road Fruit Limited (Previously Daelyn Orchards)
The original Daelyn Orchard was planted in the early 80s, when David and Lyn Sutton converted their
dairy farm to apples. Now their son Stephen and his wife Maria, farm around 60 hectares of apples
and berryfruit on the Waimea Plains near Nelson.
Energie Produce Ltd
Ken Tippler and Nadine Tunley formed Energie Produce Ltd in 2006. The export company was dedicated to delivering highest quality fruit and service to its customers in markets in Asia, UK, Europe and North America, but was sold in 2013.