Our Story

Lu Zheng and his wife Jian Ping Zhang started Zheng Lu Tomato in 1996. They bought a plot in the beautiful Dairy Flat area where they built from the ground up their greenhouses. Since then, their business has thrived and they take pride in being able to offer you the freshest and most flavoursome produce. Over the years their family has grown and everyone plays their part.

Lu graduated as a top student with a degree in biology. In 1990 he came to New Zealand to work in the newly developing field of greenhouse tomato growing. With Lu’s unrivalled knowledge in his field of study he became a top consultant to the tomato growing industry. He provided his expertise in the development of several large New Zealand Brands. New Zealand Vegetable & Potato Growers’ Federation highly recommended him as a technical adviser to tomato growers.