The nursery is set-up to facilitate the grow-out and handling of Macadamia rooted cuttings and micro-grafts of select cultivars. All of our trees are supplied by Red Sun Hortitech in Tzaneen, South Aftrica. Once they arrive at North Route, they are re-potted and housed in the nursery for their grow-out period of up to 12 months. In this time plants are nurtured and monitored.
Our close working relationship with Red Sun, ensures that we source, grow and supply the farmer with true cultivars, are always at the cutting-edge of industry practice and that we provide growers with on-going support and technical expertise derived directly from one of the most advanced and successful nursery operations in Southern Africa.
Another load of beautiful trees off to a farm in Chisamba.
17 March 2020
Packing A4's....and looking forward to seeing these perform in the field.
22 May 2020
16 July 2020
Before sending an order we always conduct a final root inspection to ensure that roots are healthy and vigorous, ready to take-off in the field.
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-out top quality plants and supplying them locally. And so, with some much needed investment and a partnership agreement with Red Sun Hortitech, North Route Nursery was born.
Working in partnership with Red Sun Hortitech guarantees that we bring in high-quality trees (with perfect 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 8 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!