Pete Bennie - Managing Director

Crafting Premium Cherries since 1993.

Leaning Rock Cherries has been in operation since 1993, always with the intentions of exporting cherries. We have over 52 acres planted in cherries, with over 15 different varieties, and we supply New Zealand's freshest, finest quality of export cherries. We use a specific, sustainable, eco-friendly, integrated pest and disease management system. This programme allows us to export our cherries world-wide, with the highest degree of confidence.

Our Varieties

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  • Summit

    Heart-shaped. Moderately firm, very sweet and aromatic, good flavor with a small stone.

  • Bing

    Bings are large, dark and firm cherries that ship well and are high in anti-oxidants.

  • Stella

    Large dark red fruit of heart shape. Firm light red fleshed fruit glistens in time for Christmas picking

  • Lapin

    Roundish heart-shaped. Quite firm, sweet, juicy, slightly acid with good flavour.

  • Lambert

    An incredibly productive tree that is a favorite for commercial cherry production. Produces heavy crops of large, sweet cherries that are especially useful for cooking.

  • Sweetheart

    A large, bright red cherry maturing one week to ten days after Lapins. Sweetheart has a mild, sweet flavor and outstanding firmness. This heart-shaped cherry ships extremely well.

  • Staccato┬«

    The fruit of this very late cherry variety is large, firm, and has a good tolerance to rain induced cracking. The fruit is glossy and attractive in a pack.

  • Sonnet

    These are large cherries that are a bright, solid red color. They ripen in the early to mid part of the cherry season. The variety was first released to growers in 1998. It's a cross between a Van and Stella cherry.

  • Kordia

    a superb eating variety that is notable for its particularly large fruits. Dark-purple cherries with a mouth-watering sweetness are produced in abundance for harvesting in Early January. The fruits tend to resist splitting, even in wet summers, ensuring that you have a top quality crop.

  • Valentine

    This medium-sized self-pollinator produces tart, bright red fruits in large clusters in late summer that are perfect for jams, pies and jellies.

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93 Rock View Road, Alexandra RD3, 9393