Quince Jelly

We still have plenty of apples available – picked fresh every day – Golden Delicious, Braeburn, Red Delicious……Royal Gala will be finished by the weekend :)
And we also have quinces available in 3kg bags or 5kg boxes – here’s Mumโ€™s quince jelly recipe ๐Ÿ˜„ She uses the jelly bag with the wooden stand which you can buy from Millyโ€™s ๐Ÿ˜Š

Sandraโ€™s Quince Jelly Recipe

2-5kg Quinces

Wash and cut quinces into chunksโ€ฆdo not peel or core.
Place the chunks in a preserving pan or large pot and add water to just cover the fruitโ€ฆif you add too much water, scoop it out.
Bring to the boil and simmer until it is a thick, soft pulpโ€ฆ. this should take about an hour. Stir with a wooden spoon often.
Donโ€™t worry if it takes longerโ€ฆ.patience is required.
Once cooked, strain through a jelly bag.
Do not be impatient and squeeze the jelly bag as this will cause the jelly to become cloudy.
A clear jelly looks gorgeous in the jars.
Bring the measured juice to the boil and add sugar graduallyโ€ฆ..for every 1 cup juice, add 1 cup sugar.
Stir continually over a moderate heat until sugar is dissolved.
Then bring to a rolling boil until setting point is reached.
To test put a little jelly on a cold saucerโ€ฆleave to cool slightly.
If set it will wrinkle when touched and if you run your finger through it, the gap will remain open.

Pour jelly into clean sterilised jars* and seal.

*To sterilise, place clean jars into the oven at 120C for 30 minutes.

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Fruit Update ๐Ÿ˜Š

Golden Queen Peaches have now finished.
Quinces are on the go still and we will have them for the next week or so.
Braeburn apples are now availableโ€ฆ.very crunchy and great for eating and cooking. ๐ŸŽ
Royal Gala, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious apples are still being picked daily as well.
Granny Smith apples will be starting in a couple of weeks time ๐Ÿ
All apples are sold in 5 and 10 kg bags on the Fruit Stall.
We courier apples and quinces in 10kg and 15kg boxes.
Contact me (Ruby) on 027 288 6090 for orders or fruit queries. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Remember we are open 7 days from first light ๐ŸŒž till dark ๐ŸŒ›






Quinces are on the Fruit Stall from today onwards in 3kg bags and 5 kg boxes.

Orders will be sent out on Monday.

Royal Gala and Golden Delicious are still available and Red Delicious apples will be on the Stall as from tomorrow.

We still have 5kg bags and 7kg boxes of 2nd grade Golden Queen peaches available on the stall.ย 

Contact me (Ruby) if you have any fruit queries or orders.

027 288 6090ย 

Open from first light until days a week.

#lovestewedapples. #yummyapplepie #quincejelly

#bottledgoldendeliciousyum ย  #lovemyhydraladder



2 April

The last of the pre-ordered Golden Queen peaches will be couriered throughout this week and there are 7 kg boxes of 2nd Grade available on the Fruit Stallโ€ฆ..these are smaller in size ๐Ÿ˜Š
Golden Delicious and Royal Gala apples are available in 5 and 10 kg bags ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽwill keep you posted as to when the other varieties come on.
Quinces, hopefully, will be ready in about a week.
Contact me (Ruby) on 027 288 6090 for any fruit queries ๐Ÿ˜Š
Remember we are open 7 days from light ๐ŸŒž till dark ๐ŸŒ› and we only sell what we grow ๐Ÿ˜Š

23 March

Golden Delicious apples are now on the go. ๐Ÿ
These are delicious either cooked or eaten fresh.
Sandra (Mum) bottles them. Nothing nicer than having bottled apples and custard during winter ๐Ÿ˜‹
Available in 5 & 10 kg bags.
We still have plenty of Royal Gala apples which are picked fresh daily ๐ŸŽ also available in 5 & 10 kg bags.
Due to Otago Anniversary falling on Monday, courier orders will not leave until Tuesday ๐Ÿ˜Š
Open 7 days – first light until dark ๐Ÿ˜Š
#applepie #anappleadaykeepsthedoctor


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22 February

On the Fruit Stall this weekend we will have Black Doris plums, Bon Chretien pears, Red Gravenstein apples and the last of our Purple King plums ๐Ÿ˜Š
We will also have Omega plums starting from tomorrow in 3kg bags and 6kg boxes. These are a large juicy red flesh plum which are great for eating, cooking, preserving, jam, sauceโ€ฆโ€ฆa good all-rounder plum actually. Courier orders for these plums will start next weekโ€ฆavailable in 5kg, 10kg or 15 kg boxes.
Freight cost depends on where you live.
PM or txt me (Ruby) on 027 288 6090 if you would like to order a box or have a query about anything ๐Ÿ˜Š
Next week will be our last week of the Bon Chretien Pears ๐Ÿ so if you feel like more before the season is over, come and get them before itโ€™s too late! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
We should have Red Gravenstein for at least another week ๐ŸŽ
Coxโ€™s Orange apples should start on the 1st March and Royal Gala apples should start around 6th March.
Will keep you updated. ๐Ÿ˜Š

18 Feb

Fruit Update ๐Ÿ˜Š

We have Black Doris plums on the Stall now in 1st & 2nd grade boxes and also sauce boxes.
You will notice a โ€˜dustโ€™ on the plums – this is a โ€˜natural bloomโ€™. Itโ€™s a natural part of the plums maturing – it is not spray residue.๐Ÿ˜Š

All the Plum orders are going out this week. We have plenty on the stall for those who havenโ€™t ordered and would like to pop in to buy their fruit. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Bon Chretien Pears are in 10kg and 5kg bags and are picked daily. ๐Ÿ
Purple King Plums are in 1.5kg bags, 3kg bags & 6kg boxes.
Red Gravenstein apples are popular as they are our very first apple of the Season. ๐ŸŽ
They are a bit tart and great for eating and cooking.
Omega plums will be ready in about a week โ€“ will keep you posted.

If you have any fruit queries PM us or ring/txt me (Ruby) on 027 288 6090 ๐Ÿ˜Š

#hotdayhere #canhearthecoxsorangeandroyalgalaripening#dixiechickislovingthefruit

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Feb 16

We still have plenty of Bon Chretien pears, purple king plums, Red Gravenstein apples & also the last of our Billington plums ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ
Bon Chretien pears are great for eating, bottling, stewing, making chutney & jam and also for making desserts such as Pear crumble. ๐Ÿ˜‹
We are still sending pears out in 10kg and 15kg boxesโ€ฆ.PM or txt me (Ruby) on 027 288 6090 if you would like to order a box.
Red Gravenstein apples are lovely for both eating and cooking.
Remember we are open 7 days a week from 7am-9pm and we only sell what we grow ๐Ÿ˜Š


February 11

As well as sending out courier orders for Bon Chretien pears this week, we are also taking orders for Purple King plums ๐Ÿ˜Š
They are a large round plum with yellow flesh and purple/red skin. They are great for eating and also a fantastic dessert plum (plum crumble anyone? ๐Ÿ˜‹).

They are $3.30/kg and we are sending them out in 5kg, 10kg and 15kg boxes. Freight cost depends on the size of the box and which area you live in ๐Ÿ˜Š

If you would like a box, PM or txt/ring me (Ruby) on 027 288 6090. The cut off time for courier orders this week is 6.30pm tomorrow night so get your order in before itโ€™s too late! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Remember we are open every day from 7am-9pm and our Stall is fully stocked with fresh fruit every day ๐Ÿ˜Š



Feb 8

  • Fruit Update! ๐Ÿ˜
    We have Purple King and Billington plums on the Stall as well as Red Gravenstein apples. ๐ŸŽ
    PYO nectarines will finish either Saturday or Sunday, depending on the demand.
    Bon Chretien pears will be available from tomorrow onwards in 5kg and 10kg bags. ๐Ÿ
    These are a great eating and bottling pear. We will be sending out pear courier orders from next week in 10kg and 15kg boxes ๐Ÿ˜ Get in touch if you would like to place an order ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Black Doris Plums will be ready in about 7 days and Omega Plums should start in approx 3 weeks. Cox’s Orange Apples should start around 1st March.
    Will keep you posted ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Ring or txt me (Ruby) anytime on 027 288 6090 for any fruit enquiries ๐Ÿ˜ŠIMG-20190208-WA0001