Squash is a member of the pumpkin family of fruit. Our squash is grown on the highly fertile soils around Gisborne, on the East Coast of the North Island.

Coxco squash
  • 2007

    the Safe NZ quality assurance programme was launched by Coxco

  • 500

    pickers and processors are employed by Coxco during harvesting

  • 15%

    of the squash supply to Japan and Korea comes from Coxco

  • 12,000

    tonnes of squash is exported by Coxco to Japan each year

What do we do?

We grow the extremely sweet tasting Kabocha variety, very popular for making vegetable tempura in Japan. Coxco (www.coxco.co.nz), our horticulture division exports the produce direct to Japanese supermarket chains, under our own Safe NZ quality assurance label.