from seed to store

Island Horticulture is a company formed by David and Deirdre Barton and their Telegraph Cucumber operation has grown steadily for the last 35+ years.

As Telegraph Cucumber is a Genoese plant (female only, no fertilisation required) she has always kept the Bartons' on their toes. She, as all females, is constantly changing and temperamental and never boring.

As food fashion and technology has changed Island Horticulture has always been a leader. The farm was in the top three finalists of the South Island Farmer of the Year. With a further expansion just completed will continue to be customer driven for years to come.