Come out sun wherever you are!

What a night… 😳😳😱πŸ₯ΆπŸ₯Ά
Rain and horrific winds battered the Orchard all night πŸŒ§πŸŒ§πŸ’¦β˜”οΈπŸŒ¬πŸ’¨

Due to the lack of β€œSun” I am sad to say that PYO Sundrop apricots will now commence on Wednesday the 15th of January πŸŒ³πŸ‘

At this time, it looks like PYO Roxburgh Red apricots are about 2 weeks away.
PYO Moorpark and Stevens Favourites about 2-3 weeks away as are Valley Gold and all the other varieties of apricots.
PYO Nectarines are about 2 weeks away.
All the varieties of Plums will be a bit later as well.
Golden Queen peaches will be April this year.

I will keep you updated as dates can change if Summer decides to show itself πŸ€”πŸ€”

Please txt or phone me …Ruby….027 288 6090….anytime for fruit updates, orders, or weather forecasts πŸ“±πŸ—£
A very frustrating Season so far and I thank you all for your patience and understanding 😊

Sam will be doing a very selective pick of Sundrop and Early Ril apricots later this week so from this Friday (10th January) on we will have boxes of Sundrop and Early Ril apricots on the Fruit Stall 😊
Wilson’s Early plums will be also be available… these are yellow-flesh and popular with kids.
οΏ½Our cherries will be finished later in the week but there is still plenty in the Valley so you won’t miss out πŸ’

Remember we only sell what we grow 😊

Whoops nearly forgot, we can no longer provide plastic bags for PYOers due to a Law Change so remember to bring your fish crates, buckets, washing baskets, shopping bags, cardboard boxes etc πŸ“¦πŸ§ΊπŸ§ΊπŸ›πŸ“¦

#sunshinewouldbegreat #stophiding

Fruit Update 😊😊

The Earli Ril and Sundrop apricots still need a few more days of sunshine to ripen 🌞🌞 very disappointing 😳 I was hoping the start date for PYO would be the 10th but at the moment it could easily be the 12th as the weather is so unpredictable. I will keep you posted. So sorry for this inconvenience πŸ˜•
If you would like Sundrop apricots couriered, feel free to pre-order now πŸ“¦ PM, TXT or ring me (Ruby)…0272886090….to place your order/enquire about prices including region freight charges πŸ‘πŸ‘
We still have plenty of freshly picked cherries available on the Stall πŸ’
Remember we are open every day from 7am – 9pm and we only sell what we grow 😊


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone and what a gorgeous morning it is – 21 degrees already 🌞🌞
Just a reminder that we are open 7 days a week from
7am – 9pm 😊
Plenty of freshly picked cherries available on the Fruit Stall πŸ’πŸ’
We are still waiting for the Early Ril and Sundrop apricots and Wilson’s Early plums to fully ripen πŸ‘πŸ‘
If the high temperatures keep up we will definitely be picking them by the 10th of this month 😁😁
Remember txt or phone me (Ruby) anytime for fruit queries, weather updates……027 288 6090 πŸ“±

We need sun

I just checked the weather forecast and it looks good for the next few days and hopefully it will keep this way 🌞🌞
This means the apricots will be ripening fast sooo hopefully the PYO will start on the 10th of January πŸ‘πŸ‘
Wilson’s Early plums are not early this Season but with the predicted Sun they are probably a week away.
Plenty of freshly picked cherries available on the Fruit Stall in 1 kg punnets πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’
Call or TXT me….Ruby……0272886090……anytime for fruit queries , pre-orders or weather updates πŸ“±
Remember we only sell what we grow 😊

Merry Christmas!

Apparently, the Law, who we must obey, says we cannot be open tomorrow so very sorry about this, as we would love to be open for those who are travelling to visit friends and relatives.
From Boxing Day onwards we will be open on a continual basis…7 days a week from 7am until 9pm…..with plenty of cherries in 1 kg punnets available πŸ’πŸ’
If the Sun decides to shine, we should have apricots from early January on the Fruit Stall with PYO Sundrop apricots commencing about the 10th of January 😊😊 All the other fruit varieties are looking great on the trees 😁
I will keep you updated but feel free to txt me anytime……Ruby….0272886090…if you have any fruit queries 😊
From my family to yours, I wish you a very Merry Xmas and hope you have a lovely day with your family and friends as we will πŸŽπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸ˜Š

πŸ₯”New Spuds update πŸ₯”

Tomorrow will be the last day for new spuds as we were inundated with sales today and our crop was down this year due to the cold Spring πŸ₯ΆThere are other Fruit Stalls that are selling New Spuds so you won’t miss out 😊
We still have a plentiful supply of cherries πŸ’πŸ’πŸ˜Š
Apricots should be on track for January 10th πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘


Thanks to everyone who has placed Xmas cherry orders πŸ˜ŠπŸ’
We are not taking anymore orders now and a reminder that North island orders leave tomorrow and South Island orders leave Wednesday which is the last day we can courier prior to Xmas.
However if you have missed out on placing an order, PM or TXT me…Ruby…027 288 6090…and we can direct you to another Orchard in the Valley 😊
Remember we are open from this Friday and we will have plenty of cherries and new potatoes available πŸ’πŸ₯”πŸ˜Š


This year we are opening later than usual due to

our early cherries being affected by the weather conditions.�So our first cherry variety will now be the Dawsons 😊

Friday the 20th of December will now be the opening date and we will have Dawson cherries and new potatoes available, with other cherry varieties coming on shortly after πŸ’πŸ’πŸ₯”πŸ₯”
From Friday onwards, our hours will be from 7am – 9pm everyday until early June 2020.
Cherry courier orders will be going out to the North Island on the 17th and the South Island orders will be going out on the 18th which is the cut-off date which NZ Couriers have given for pre-Xmas orders πŸ“¦πŸ“«
PM or TXT me if you would like to place an order 😊

Even though I thoroughly enjoy working out in the Orchard amongst the trees, I also enjoy running the Fruit Stall during the Season so am looking forward to catching up with everyone and this goes for Mum and Sam as well 😊😊

As usual, phone or TXT me on 027 288 6090, anytime if you have any fruit queries, orders, weather updates etc πŸ˜ŠπŸ“±

And by the way, all the other varieties of fruit are looking great on the trees 😁😁
Our Early Ril and Sundrop apricots should be ready
about the 7th January…this is just a stab in the dark πŸ˜³πŸ€” so will keep you updated during the next few weeks 😊



29 November

Nectarine thinning comes to an end this weekend 😊 I am a bit behind as first the wet weather held me up and then a nasty virus knocked me over for a couple of weeks πŸ€’πŸ˜·
Will be back into the apples next week 😁 Love working on my hydralada πŸ₯° #loveworkingoutside #lovemyjob


Bird Scarer Time!

Okay..not happy….the birds are hammering the cherries and nectarines 😱 sooo our gas-powered bird scarers, ”Big Bertha” and β€œCaptain Jack” will be back in action as from tomorrow 🀩
I broke the news to them an hour ago and they are geared up and ready to fire. Thanks little buddies for being our β€œGuardians of the Orchard” 😊😊
How ironic…the cherries are all under cover but the birds peck holes in the nets to get in and whilst I was thinning nectarines today, the birds were casually flying in and pecking the nectarines right beside me πŸ˜‘πŸ˜±πŸ˜¬πŸ™„πŸ˜² Cheeky little blighters – they won’t be doing that from tomorrow! 😁😁😁
Here’s some photos from the last few weeks πŸ™‚