Central Otago

The 2024 Central Otago Young Grower of the Year competition will be held on Friday, 24 May 2024.

The competition is open to both commercial fruit and vegetable growers from the Central Otago region. Contestants will be tested on a range of theoretical and practical modules designed to test their horticultural skills and knowledge. The gala dinner will round off the day's activities with speeches from each contestant and the announcement of the 2024 Central Otago Young Grower of the Year winner. 

Young Grower Central Otago organiser:

Mariette Morkel


Competition venue: Central Otago Campus

Horticulture Training Facility, 25 Bannockburn Road, Cromwell, 9384

Email for more information

Gala dinner venue: The Moorings

12-23 Perriam Place, Pisa Moorings, Cromwell, 9383

Email to buy gala dinner tickets


2024 Contestants

5 Taylor Central Otago

Taylor Priest-Johnson

Fortune Fruit

1 Olly BW Central Otago

Olly (Oliver) Affleck

Central Orchard Management Ltd

2 Devon BW Central Otago

Devon Attfield

Clyde Orchards

3 Luke Central Otago

Luke St John

Fortune Fruit

4 Mackenzie Central Otago

Mackenzie Maaka

Fortune Fruit