About Willowford Alma Alta Orchards
Phil Greer studied horticulture at University and worked on orchards. This led him to buy his first piece of land in Taradale when he was 24 years old. He planted 10 acres of apples by hand. This was later sold to fund the purchase of Willowford Alma Alta, which he had previously managed for the former owners. When he and Kirsty met by the side of a rugby field it was a match (excuse the pun) made in heaven as she had come from a farming and orcharding family. Together they continue to build Willowford Alma Alta with more land still available for planting - they plan to plant 10 acres of Envy, 5000 trees, over the next couple of years. The orchard currently produces 100,000 cartons of fruit annually at 18 kilograms per carton.