Welcome to Williams Brothers
Williams Brothers is a family owned and operated orchard located in sunny Gisborne, NZ. We pride ourselves on growing and delivering NZ freshest and tastiest citrus to Countdown stores nationwide.
We grow and harvest citrus year round and only deliver to your supermarket when our fruit is at its best.
The growing conditions in Gisborne are optimum to produce New Zealand best citrus. Our warm sunny summer coupled with mild winters product delectable citrus all year.
Hand select your Williams Brothers citrus from Countdown supermarkets today, you'll be happy you did.
(06) 826 8418
(027) 230 2485
WHAT WE GROW
THE WILLIAMS BROS STORY
Williams Bros owner and orchardist James Williams is growing delectable and nutritious mandarins, oranges, lemons, limes and tangelos on land that’s been farmed by his family for five generations.
A Gisborne sheep and beef farmer for most of his life James now heads Williams Bros and is doing the same thing his forefathers did – producing wholesome and delicious food.
“Our farming practices reflect our long tradition of respect for the land and working together as a family. These days it’s just that we have more crops than cows!”
James and his Californian-born wife Kristina, grow their fruit in a sheltered Manutuke valley untouched by frosts just south of Gisborne. Forty years ago James’ father Tim was arguably the first to plant navel oranges on a large commercial scale in Gisborne. James has always been interested in seeing what the fertile flat land can produce.
Fruit trees that James and Kristina planted six years ago are now producing, and the mouth-watering mandarins, lemons and limes being picked right now are at their succulent best.
Williams Bros name is in recognition of the generations of family who have toiled the land since 1905. Brothers Carleton and Claud Williams were the first to farm there and James is proud to be bringing up his own three children Elle, Sam and Winston on the same land.