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15 Apr 2017
Due to the huge and chaotic crowds of customers we had on Easter Friday and Saturday we are picked out of fruit until ANZAC day. We appologise for any inconvenience this may cause but have no alternative but to close on Easter Sunday and next weekend - April 22 & 23 as we have no ripe fruit left for picking. We plan to open for the morning of ANZAC day when the last of the Pink Lady and Persimmons should be ripe. We thank you for your understanding and wish you an enjoyable Christmas
12 Apr 2017
This Easter we will be open 9-5 on Good Friday, Easter Saturay and Easter Sunday but not on Monday 17/4. Plenty of Persimmon and Apples but we are expecting a very busy 3 days and so are not sure how many fruit will left by Sunday pm. Granny Smith apples and Pink Lady apples are $4/kg and Persimmon $5/kg. No entrance fee. We supply bags for $2 or you can bring your own. We also have a good supply of Walnuts and some chestnuts for sale as well as our local honey, jam an apples juices
22 Mar 2017
The early variety of Persimmons - Jiro - are now ready as are the quinces. They are both $5/kg. The apples remain on $4kg The apples ready for picking right now are Golden Delicious, Fuji and Granny Smith with a few Jonagold still on the trees. The orchard is very muddy so wear suitable foot ware and judging by the forecast umbrellas may again be needed this weekend. I have some interest in the Bush tours and if I get another 3 people for Saturday April 1 will conduct one at a mutually convenient time on that day. Click on the link on the left for more details.
16 Mar 2017
I know you are all waiting for Persimmons and Pink Lady apples but for the next 2 weeks it will Golden Delicious, Chinese Pears and Fuji apples with Granny Smith also starting this weekend and they are great. We expect to have chestnuts from March 25 and walnuts the following week. The big wet has left the orchard saturated and muddy so bring suitable boots or other foot ware. The apples love the rain and the ducks are back on the dams which are now full.
14 Feb 2017
Following the heat wave, during which the apples ripened quickly and few customers braved the heat to pick them, there are lots of ripe Gala apples to pick. The pears are also at their peak with red, green and brown european pears ready and brown and yellow nashi now crisp and juicy straight off the tree. So come and enjoy the orchard this weekend and pick fruit at its very best. A reminder for those interested in our bush botany tours you need to book in advance.