Young Grower of the Year is an annual competition run by Horticulture New Zealand to find the finest young fruit or vegetable grower in the country.

Regional competitions run from April-July across the country with fruit and vegetable growers competing to secure their spot in the final. Finalists are made up of the winners of the four regional Young Fruit Grower competitions and the winner of the NZ Young Vegetable Grower.

The focus of the competition is to give young people working in the industry recognition, develop their skills and foster individual young grower leadership.