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Tricia and Alvin Watson
Alvin and Tricia Watson purchased Orcona Chillis 'n Peppers on 1st of September 2014. We are passionate about keeping and maintaining the high standards and top quality products that are synonymous with Orcona Chillis 'N Peppers reputation.
Orcona Chillis 'n Peppers was started in the year 2000, producing a range of about 12 different chilli varieties for sale fresh to local restaurants and retailers, and for sale through Orcona's stand at the Hawkes Bay Farmers Market. The chilli plants are grown in 2,500 sq metres (27,000 sq feet) of greenhouses at Pakowhai in the heart of the "Fruit bowl of New Zealand" as the Hawkes Bay region is known.
Since 2005, the Orcona brand has grown to encompass an expanding range of 100% pure chilli based relishes, sauces and dried chilli products. All of these products are produced on site in Orcona's own commercial kitchen, with no added bulking agents, preservatives, artificial colouring or flavouring. Alvin and Tricia will be adhering to the Orcona philosophy of full flavour 100% pure products and maintain Orconas position as the premium brand of NZ Chilli products.
As well as growing Chillis, Orcona also produce a wide range of Chilli based relishes, sauces, and infused oils. All of Orcona's products are pure, with no added Tomato, bulking agents, colours, flavourings or preservatives.
Orcona Chilli's 'N Peppers are the only New Zealand producers of Smoked Paprika Flakes, which is produced in a special process using Manuka wood, a renewable native timber with aromatic properties which produce flavours that are simply superb.
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Hawkes Bay Farming lifestyles article