Of the vegetable export, processed vegetables were about 64%. In 2013 the commercial vegetable growing land area in New Zealand was about 50,000 ha.
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- November 23, 2014
Apart from water and nutrients vegetable growing does require excellent soils and climate or glass (or hot) houses. On a land area basis the revenues generated are high. By extrapolating it could be estimated as $30,000/ha in 2013. With export value alone the return per ha was $12,000.