Our true blue Aussie growers
Since the Shepparton Preserving Company (SPC), Ardmona Fruit Products and the Kyabram Preserving Company established in the early 1900’s there has been long and enduring relationship between our growers and what has become today’s SPC Ardmona. Most growers would be third generation orchardist with ethnicities ranging from Australian, Greek, Italian, and Albanian to Indian. Without our growers we would simply not exist. Likewise, growers in the Goulburn and Murray Valley areas and elsewhere rely on SPC Ardmona for either all or a portion of their business and livelihood.
At a glance
The majority of permanent planting is devoted to apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots. Cherries, citrus, grapes, kiwifruit and other fruits make up the remainder of the Goulburn/Murray Valley crops. There is also an annual crop of processing tomatoes in excess of 2,500 hectares.
The main growing areas that we source our fruit from in Victoria are: Shepparton, Cobram, Invergordon, Bunbartha, Ardmona, Tatura and Kyabram, all of which are within one hour of our processing facilities.
Outside our immediate growing area we source from suppliers between Southern Victoria and all the way to North Queensland.
Growers Industry Associations
• CFICA, FGV, VPAGA, APTRC
• DPI, SARDI, HAL
• New and improved canning fruit varieties
• GMO Free
• Working towards being 100% Environmentally Certified
• Development of Fruitweb
Welcome to Fruitweb
Registered fruit growers can log in to fruit processors they supply, to access specific business information and tools that will assist them in managing their orchard. To log in visit the Fruitweb site
and enter your username and password.
Bruce & Dwight - ROCHESTER, VICTORIA
Bruce Weeks and his son Dwight are tomato growers in Rochester, Northern Victoria. Bruce and his brother Phil started growing tomatoes back in 1982. Now very much a family business, Bruce’s son Dwight joined the farm in 2002, and Phil’s son, James is now also involved. Planting seeds every year from September and harvesting the sun-ripened tomatoes from the end of January until early April, the Weeks family has over the years, weathered drought and floods to bring home a harvest for the ARDMONA® tomatoes you enjoy.
BJ & Tayden - STRATHALLAN, VICTORIA
BJ Monigatti, pictured here with his son Tayden, is a tomato grower in Strathallan, Northern Victoria. The Monigatti family began growing tomatoes in 1981. A true family business, BJ and his brother Paul lovingly plant and harvest tomatoes every year. They enjoy the challenge of growing the crop and continually improving the quality of the tomatoes, in good weather and bad. The Tomatoes harvested on the Monigatti family farm go into the ARDMONA® range of tomatoes you enjoy.
Jim & Neil - ECHUCA, VICTORIA
Jim Geltch and his son Neil are tomato growers near Echuca, Northern Victoria. Jim has been involved in growing tomatoes since 1988 across New South Wales and Victoria. Neil joined his father on the farm in 2009 making it a family affair. The weather constantly changes, but the process is the same every year, planting seeds from September and harvesting the sun-ripened tomatoes from the end of January until early April to bring home a harvest for the ARDMONA® Tomatoes you enjoy.