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

Expansion has been driven by constant increasing demand for the high quality Telegraph Cucumbers they produce. It has grown from a one-man farm to a large forward moving growing operation employing 14 people full time.

They built up and ran two farms for more than  a decade, then sold the smaller farm and increased the operation on one side.

The South Island of New Zealand has only a resident population of 1 million people. Their challenge has been to perfect a balance between supply and demand.

They have invested largely in capital so as to have the runnin costs of the farm as economical as possible and run a very high-tec, eco-friendly operation. All growing is hydroponic.