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23 December

Due to the Xmas/New Year Holidays falling on a Monday and a Tuesday this year we can only courier on Wednesday December 28 and Wednesday January 3.
From Monday January 8 courier runs will be back to normal and fruit can be sent out on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
If you would like to have Sundrop apricots couriered to you then flick us a message or call us on 03 446 8585 or txt Ruby on 027 288 6090 or Sandra on 027 464 9184

We can send Sundrops out in 5kg and 10kg boxes to the North Island and Upper South Island (north of Chch) and we can send 5kg, 10kg and 15kg boxes to the lower South Island (south of Chch).

Fruit Prices
5kg box – $16.50
10kg box – $33.00
15kg box – $49.50

Courier Prices are
North Island:
$12.30 – 5kg box
$24.60 – 10kg box

Upper South Island (North of Christchurch)
$6.52 – 5kg box
$13.04 – 10kg box

Dunedin, Gore, Balclutha, Gore, Milton, Lawrence, Queenstown, Arrowtown, Wanaka
$6.52 – 5kg box
$8 – 10kg or 15kg box

Christchurch, Mataura, Oamaru, Timaru, Geraldine, Invercargill
$6.52 – 5kg box
$12 – 10kg or 15kg box

23 December

Have started picking the first Sundrop apricots today 😃
We have them available in 6kg boxes and the Fruit Stall is well stocked

 

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21 December

We have ‘Early Ril’ apricots on the Stall in 3 kg bags and 6 kg boxes.
This is an old variety of apricot which has a great flavour.
Sundrop apricots should be on the Stall in about a week’s time. They are colouring up but still too green to pick.
PYO won’t be starting until about the 8th January. Will keep you posted.
Stella cherries are on the go now.
Wilson’s Early plums are coming on so will have them on the Stall by the weekend with the odd bag or two until then.
Liseta new spuds are freshly dug each morning. We sell them in 2 kg bags.
Today has been extremely cold so Mum and Ruby have been kitted out in their puffer jackets.
Tomorrow the weather will be great as will the weekend.

 

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8 December

Our Fruit Stall will be opening for the Season tomorrow, Saturday the 9th December. 😁
Open 7 days a week from 7am – 9pm until early June 2018.

We start with Dawson cherries, new spuds and comfrey plants.🍒🍒

If this hot weather keeps up our apricots will be earlier this year so hopefully around the 1st of January.🍑
Will keep you posted here and on our Webpage for those who haven’t ventured into the world of Facebook.
Give us a ring anytime for weather reports, fruit updates.
Ring or txt Sandra 027 464 9184 or Ruby 027 210 6090 as they will be once again running the Fruit Stall. You can reach me on 027 210 6457……I may have to get back to you as I don’t always hear it ring this time of the year.
Or you can ring our landline on 03 446 8585 day or night.
We only sell what we grow and you will like our prices.
And If we haven’t got a fruit variety you want we will recommend a Fruit Stall that will.

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29 November

The weather was unkind to our early cherries so the opening of our Fruit Stall has been delayed by about 10 days, hopefully coinciding with the arrival of our spuds and Dawson Cherries.
Stay tuned  

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26 November

Some photos of the creek in flood this afternoon during the big downpour. The creek had reached its limit so decided to detour through and around the packing shed and over the road. 😲 #herculesflatdownpour

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23 November

Even with our cherry netting up the Starlings are looking for any oppurtunity to find a way in and attack the cherries. Thankfully Big Bertha is on the job and today her tripod arrived meaning she can now rotate automatically after every “boom”. The direction of the sound changes each time she rotates and startles the little blighters even more :) #cherriesnotstarlings #savethefruit #bigberthaprotectorofherculesflatfruit

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November 18

Our new cherry netting was a bit late in arriving due to a slow ship!🛥️ Just a slight mad panic to get it up today as the birds were already attacking the still green cherries.🐦 Thankfully the damage was minimal as Big Bertha (our bird scarer) has helped fend off the marauding flocks 😉

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