Burlington Berries Pty Ltd is a family-owned company producing soft fruit of the highest quality and established in 2012. With over 47ha of soft fruit fields, we are one of the largest independent berry growers in Tasmania. Field harvesting runs from October through to June with our polytunnels providing security of production, protection from the elements and guaranteeing high quality berries.
Originally one of the richest wheat growing areas in Tasmania, today Cressy is home to many specialised crops including vegetables, poppies, potatoes and berries. Burlington, with sunny north facing slopes and free draining soils is complimented with established shelter belts.
All our berries are chilled and packed in our own “on farm” pack house. Excellent refrigeration and tandem packing lines, combine with a daily refrigerated transport link to Devonport and our distribution centres. Our highly efficient facilities ensure we continue to meet the exact quality standards stipulated by our customers.
Burlington Estate’s owners, Kate and Stewart Sutherland, partnered with Marion and Jon Regan, owners of Hugh Lowe Farms UK to form Burlington Berries. The Regans are one of the largest strawberry growers in the UK and Hugh Lowe Farms has been growing fruit for 120 years. The Sutherlands own Upper Murray Seeds, an independent seed company specialising in pasture and turf seed supplying both domestic and international markets.
Burlington Berries supplies Driscolls Australia with Driscolls bred varieties; Amesti Strawberries, Maravilla and Margarita Raspberries. Driscolls controls the marketing and distribution of berries through to supermarkets and markets both on the Australian mainland and in Tasmania.