1941 Nursery property purchased by the Wade family.


1983 The first 4 hectares of avocado orchard planted on Maunu’s rich volcanic soils.

1988 Lynwood Avocado Nursery starts producing trees.
2000 Commenced trialling of clonal rootstock production.
2001 More than 10,000 trees are produced.
2004 Implementation of fully documented High Health Scheme.

2008 Stephen Wade takes over as chairman of the NZ Avocado Nurseryman’s Association.
2008 Lynwood wins Ballance Farm Environment Horticulture Award.
2009 Lynwood production passes 30,000 trees.
2010 Lynwood starts selling clonal rootstock trees.
2016 Lynwood production passes 100,000 trees.
2017 Lynwood wins two Ballance Farm Environment Awards, for Innovation and Water Management.
2017 Lynwood production passes 150,000 trees.

2018 Lynwood and the Wade family appear on the popular Topp Twins television show.
2019 Lynwood signs consultancy agreement with Yusumura Nursery in Japan
2019 Lynwood enters into Joint Venture with Sannong Innovation Development in China