The hot weather is ripening the Sundrops fast so the PYO start date has been brought forward to this coming Saturday….5 January. 😁😁
Remember to bring your reusable shopping bags, buckets, fish crates, cardboard boxes etc..
For those who forget, no worries as we still have bags available 😊
Roxburgh Red, Moorpark, Stevens Favourite, are still to ripen…..as are the nectarines….will post updates when they are ready.
Our Fruit Stall is always fully stocked and at present, we have Earli Ril and Sundrop apricots, cherries and Wilson’s Early plums 🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒
Open 7 days …….7am – 9pm
if you have any queries or would like to place an order, contact me (Ruby) on 027 288 6090 or message/email me 😊📱📞
Just a reminder guys that we have not started PYO Sundrop yet.
At this stage they are just starting to come on stream so there is enough ripe stuff for me to pick for the Stall but not enough to open up for PYO.
We plan to open the Sundrop up for PYO on January 9th with other varieties coming
In the meantime we have plenty of Sundrop available on the Stall in 6kg boxes for $20
And remember we are open 7 days a week from 7am until 9pm 😄
We still have sweet and juicy Stella cherries on the Stall and should have them available until around New Years day. 1kg punnetts for $10🍒
🍑On the apricot front we have Earli Ril on the Stall. 6kg boxes for $20
Great for eating or cooking
We are also just starting to pick the very first of our Sundrop apricots and will start having some available on the Stall from today onwards.
6kg boxes for $20
The first day we will be able to send courier orders out will be January 7th. If you would like to order your Sundrop in advance then flick us a message, email us or txt/call Ruby on 027 288 6090 for courier prices in your region.
Meanwhile on the Starling front I’m pleased to report that Captain Jack and Big Bertha are keeping the wee blighters at bay and protecting the crop 😉
Fruit Update: 😄
We have a plentiful supply of sweet and juicy Stella cherries available on the Stall……1kg punnets for $10🍒🍒🍒
From Thursday (December 27) we will have the first of our Earli Ril apricots available on the Stall. 6kg boxes for $20
We hope to have the first Sundrop apricots on the Stall this weekend and at this stage PYO Sundrop are looking to be about 10 days away.
Early Wilson plums are still a few days away and nectarines are a couple of weeks away(as they’re currently green as grass) 😂
Will keep you posted
Despite the overcast and drizzly weather our cherries have ripened up so we now have them available on the Stall in 1kg punnets for $10
We expect our first apricots to be available from the first week of January and the first of our nectarines should be ready around January 10.
PYO apricots should start around January 10 but will keep you posted if it’s earlier.
Our nectarine crop has been saved from annihilation at the hands of Starlings thanks to Captain Jack our new birdscarer.
Meanwhile up in the cherry block Big Bertha continues to repel wave after wave of enemy attacks 😉
🍒🍒🍒🍒Cherry Update: Due to some less than ideal ripening weather (rain and cloud) we won’t be having cherries available on the Stall until Saturday December 22. But don’t worry, once they are ripe and ready to go we will have a plentiful supply! 🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒
The recent ‘unkind’ weather has wiped out our Early Cherries but the early “Liseta” spuds enjoyed the extra rain and are looking and tasting great so as from tomorrow the Fruit Stall is open for the Season and they will be on the Stall in 2kg boxes @ $5-00 a box.
Remember our hours are… 7am – 9pm, 7 days a week from tomorrow until June.
The Stall will be stocked with freshly dug spuds each day but if you have a large order then you can txt or ring Ruby on 027 288 6090 the day before or give her a couple of hours notice and she will have them ready for you.
The Dawson cherries are looking good on the trees.
Big Bertha and our protective netting are keeping the birds off them.
They should be ready in the week building up to Xmas.
The ‘cheeky’ Blackbirds and Starlings have now started pecking the Nectarine crop so we were forced to purchase another Bird Scarer so as to scare the little blighters away.
‘Captain Jack’ is his name. 😎😎
‘Big Bertha’ wasn’t happy about his arrival but once we reassured her that he is only going to protect the Nectarine Block, she settled down rather quickly. 😉
#loveyoubertha #welcomecaptainjack #starlingsandblackbirdsgoaway#birdscarersarenotshotguns #birdscarerdoesnotkillbirdsjustscaresthem
We decided it was time for a “new look” entrance to our Fruit Stall. We hope you like it. ☺️
Sadly the early cherries took a hammering during last week’s downpour so we now won’t be opening until 10 December, when we will have new spuds. 🥔
The next variety of cherries should be ready about the same time 🍒
Will keep you posted
The rain started yesterday and hasn’t let up yet. 🤨
Wee bit of flooding here but thankfully it’s only in the middle of the Orchard and won’t cause any damage to the trees/fruit.
I didn’t venture out any further as it’s rather deep in parts and I didn’t have my water wings with me….. 🦆🦆🦆
Henny-Penny isn’t impressed either so has made the back deck her home of choice for the afternoon. #needtobuysomewaterwings #oracanoe#atleastidontneedtoirrigateforaweewhile