Our Growers

Every single BerryWorld berry is carefully hand-picked and packed to ensure you get only the best

We pride ourselves on our berry growing team. Led by managing director, Gavin Scurr, our team includes growers with specialist knowledge in substrate production and seasoned farm managers who manage planting and picking schedules, forecast volumes and implement agronomic techniques to improve yield and farming efficiencies.

Lee Peterson

Technical manager, Lee Peterson, oversees the propagation of BerryWorld varieties from Europe in all growing regions within Australia.

Lee has vast experience in agricultural production spanning 30 years including new crop development, horticultural production systems, plant extracts and waste stream management. He oversees berry growing operations at Wamuran and Stanthorpe, Queensland and Orielton, Tasmania. Lee has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and a PhD in Agricultural Science and a passion for producing great tasting berries!

Lee Peterson
Mark Salter

Tasmanian berry farm manager Mark Salter has been involved in the development of the Orielton, southern Tasmanian farm since its inception in 2018 including its transformation from agricultural to horticultural use.

Works included extensive earthworks to achieve optimal drainage, construction of polytunnels, connection to the South-East Irrigation scheme, construction and fit-out of a high-spec packing shed, crop propagation and planting. Mark is responsible for the ongoing development of the farm including growing, picking and packing operations.

Mark Salter Custom
Gavin Scurr

Managing director Gavin drives a business with more than 1,010 hectares under cultivation across Australia, producing four fruit lines. Gavin and brother Stephen leveraged off their family’s pineapple growing expertise to diversify into strawberry production in 2000.

Today, there are some 70 hectares of strawberries under cultivation including a portion set aside for BerryWorld varieties. Renowned for embracing innovative production methods and farming technologies, Piñata Farms became the country’s first large-scale grower to grow strawberries under polytunnels in 2015. Substrate strawberry production was established in 2016 in readiness for the first commercial harvest of BerryWorld Australia-branded fruit in 2017. Specialty BerryWorld raspberries followed in 2018.

Gavin Scurr Crop