North Route Nursery is a ZARI certified Nursery.
Our plant material is derived from accredited nurseries in South Africa as well as our established mother orchards.
1 Year Old
2 Year Old
3 Year Old, First Crop
North Route seedlings are considered “field-ready” once they reach 70+ cm and have a well-developed root system. Our tees are dispatched in 4L plant bags, staked, stems painted and colour-coded with tape for ease of variety identification.
North Route Nursery was established in October 2017 by Peter & Lara Deary.
Faced with the challenge of sourcing macadamia trees (of true cultivars) in Zambia, we were intrigued by the idea of growing and supplying high quality macadamia seedlings locally. And so, North Route Nursery was born.
Working closely with the South African nurseries guarantees that we source the best genetics and can rely on decades of experience and knowledge to ensure that we produce “perfect plants”. Not only does this mean that we can supply superior, field-ready trees in Zambia and the region, but can also provide farmers with a support system when the trees are in the ground.
With roots in the Mpumalanga Lowveld (which over the past 20 years has become one of the biggest macadamia nut producing regions in the world) and frequent visits to Kiepersol, we have also been fortunate enough to tap into a strong knowledge base and continue to receive input and support from some of the top growers in that area.
Having lived in Zambia for the past 10 years, it has been encouraging to see the recent push towards macadamias. With world-wide statistics suggesting a continued and growing demand for this super food, we feel positive that Zambia could become a top producer of macadamias globally in the not-so-distant future!