What a night… 😳😳😱🥶🥶
Rain and horrific winds battered the Orchard all night 🌧🌧💦☔️🌬💨
Due to the lack of “Sun” I am sad to say that PYO Sundrop apricots will now commence on Wednesday the 15th of January 🌳🍑
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 🤔🤔
Please txt or phone me …Ruby….027 288 6090….anytime for fruit updates, orders, or weather forecasts 📱🗣
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.
�Our cherries will be finished later in the week but there is still plenty in the Valley so you won’t miss out 🍒
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 📦🧺🧺🛍📦
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 😕
If you would like Sundrop apricots couriered, feel free to pre-order now 📦 PM, TXT or ring me (Ruby)…0272886090….to place your order/enquire about prices including region freight charges 🍑🍑
We still have plenty of freshly picked cherries available on the Stall 🍒
Remember we are open every day from 7am – 9pm and we only sell what we grow 😊
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 🥶There are other Fruit Stalls that are selling New Spuds so you won’t miss out 😊
We still have a plentiful supply of cherries 🍒🍒😊
Apricots should be on track for January 10th 😊🍑
Thanks to everyone who has placed Xmas cherry orders 😊🍒
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 🍒🥔😊
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 🍒🍒🥔🥔
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 📦📫
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 😊📱
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 😳🤔 so will keep you updated during the next few weeks 😊
Okay..not happy….the birds are hammering the cherries and nectarines 😱 sooo our gas-powered bird scarers, ”Big Bertha” and “Captain 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 “Guardians 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 😡😱😬🙄😲 Cheeky little blighters – they won’t be doing that from tomorrow! 😁😁😁
Here’s some photos from the last few weeks 🙂