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Frost fighting!!

At 3am this morning we cranked up β€œLittle Toot”, our loyal frost fighting tractor, as the temperatures dropped to -1.5 and we ran β€œLittle Tootβ€œ until 8:20am 🚜🚜 Fortunately it was a very light frost 😁
Both Sam and I were up from 10pm last night – he is in charge of frost fighting at another Orchard in Roxburgh East, so my job is to continually check all the cold spots in the Orchard πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘
So from 3am it was all go 😁😁🚜🚜🚜
My job from then on is to keep an eye on the place until we shut down – two of my cats kept me company all night whilst I was patrolling 🐈🐈 😊
Here’s some photos of the blossoms cocooned in the ice 🌸🌸🧊🧊🧊☺️🚜🚜
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Here’s some Autumn photos I took yesterday πŸ‚πŸ‚
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Granny Smith apples are now available on the Stall 🍏🍏 Splendour and Braeburn apples are still in plentiful supply 🍎🍎
Both Braeburn and Granny Smith are great for eating and cooking and Splendour apples are a delicious eating apple πŸ˜€
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Quinces, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious apples will be all finished by the weekend πŸ‘
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All apple varieties are available in 5kg and 10kg bags as well as 2nd grade boxes😊
Also couriering boxes in 10kg and 15kg boxes – I send out fruit every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday πŸ“¦πŸ“¦
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Contact me (Ruby) on 0272886090 if you want a fruit update, weather update, or to place an order, etc. 🍏🍏
Remember we are Open 7 days from first light until dark 🌝🌞 and we only sell what we grow.🍎🍏🍎🍏

 

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21 April

🍎 Fruit Update 🍎
Braeburn apples are now available on the Stall 😁 these are delicious for eating and cooking. We still have Red Delicious and Golden Delicious apples as well 🍏🍎 both varieties are very tasty to eat and Golden Delicious is very good for cooking.
All apple varieties are available in 5kg and 10kg bags and also 2nd grade boxes πŸ‘
Quinces are still available and will be until roughly the end of next week – so there’s still time to grab some for making quince jelly, quince paste or just cooking them up with apples for a crumble πŸ˜‹
Splendour apples should be available from the weekend and Granny Smith apples will start next week – will confirm these dates towards the end of this week ☺️
All apple varieties and Quinces are available for courier – apples are sent in 10kg and 15kg boxes and Quinces in 5kg, 10kg and 15kg boxes. I am happy to mix and match varieties 😊
Due to Anzac Day being observed next Monday, all courier orders will be sent out next Tuesday and Wednesday. Pm or Txt me if you would like to place an order, enquire about freight charges, etc. πŸ‘
Contact me (Ruby) on 0272886090 anytime if you want a fruit update, order query, weather update, etc. Remember we are open 7 days from first light until dark 🌞🌝 and we only sell what we grow. 🍎🍏🍎
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Quinces are ready!

Quinces will be available from tomorrow on the Stall in 3kg bags and 5kg boxes 😁😁
Cox’s Orange apples will finish at the end of this coming week – they are tree ripened hence their flavour is gorgeous if you like a sweet apple πŸ˜‹
Royal Gala apples and Golden Delicious are still available in plentiful supply 🍎🍏🍎
All apples are available in 5kg and 10kg bags and also 2nd grade boxes β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘
Red Delicious should be ready in about a week’s time – Braeburn apples will begin roughly on the 10th April, with Splendour apples not too far behind 🍎🍎
We will also have a limited amount 2nd grade boxes of Golden Queen Peaches this coming week.
To all our people on our Golden Queen Peach list, I will contact you when your order is ready to be picked up or to be couriered ☺️
Due to Easter Holidays, courier orders will only be sent on Monday and Tuesday this week πŸ“¦πŸ“¦πŸ“¦
Apples are couriered in either 10kg or 15kg boxes and Quinces in 5kg, 10kg and 15kg boxes – I’m more than happy to combine quinces and apples together if you only require a smaller amount of each – just pm/txt me with your order πŸ“±πŸ‘
We also have small Royal Gala apples available on the Fruit Stall at a cheaper price, which are ideal for wee kids lunchboxes 🍎 I can also courier these out, however only in 15kg boxes.
Txt/ring me, Ruby, on 0272886090 anytime if you want a fruit update, order query, weather update, etc. πŸ“±
Remember we are open 7 days from first light 🌞 until dark 🌜and we only sell what we grow.
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Golden Delicious apples are now available 🍏🍏🍏 these are great for both cooking and eating πŸ˜‹ selling them in 5kg and 10kg bags 🌞🌞
Tree ripened Cox’s Orange apples and Royal Gala apples are also available in both 1st grade -5kg and 10kg bags – and 2nd grade boxes and bags 🍎🍎🍎🍎
I will be sending all three apple varieties in 10kg and 15kg boxes out next week on Tuesday and Wednesday as Monday is Otago Anniversary – either order a box of one variety or I can mix n match πŸ“¦πŸ“¦πŸ“¦ send me a message with what you would like or to enquire about prices/freight πŸ‘ You will definitely like our prices 😊
Quinces will be ready towards the end of next week so there is still time to get your preserving jars and jam/jelly jars prepared 😁
Txt/ring me, Ruby, on 0272886090 anytime if you want a fruit update, order query, weather update, etc. β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘ πŸ“±
Remember we are open 7 days from 7am – 9pm and we only sell what we grow 🍎🍏🍎
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🍏🍎🍏Fruit update 🍏🍎🍏
Omega plums will finish early next week – available in 3kg bags and 7kg boxes so grab some whilst you still can 😁
Royal gala and Cox’s Orange apples are available in 5kg and 10kg bags on the Stall. 😊😊
Royal Gala are sweet, crisp, and crunchy for eating and Cox’s Orange are wonderful for cooking and also eating – they are now tree ripened for those who like them a bit sweeter.
Also have 2nd grade boxes available of both apple varieties.
Also couriering the apples in 10kg and 15kg boxes πŸ“¦πŸ“¦πŸ“¦
You can order a box of either or you can order a mixed box……just send me a text with what you want πŸ“±πŸ‘
Golden delicious apples are on track for 20th March – they are lovely eating and fantastic for cooking🍏🍏
Quinces should be ready in roughly 14 days from now – these are wonderful for preserving, making jelly and also make a great paste πŸ˜‹
Txt/ring me, Ruby, on 0272886090 anytime if you want a fruit update, or if you want to place an order, weather update, etc. β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘
Remember we are open 7 days from 7am – 9pm and we only sell what we grow πŸ’πŸπŸŽπŸ‘
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March 6

Fruit update 🍎
There is a plentiful supply of Cox’s Orange apples and Omega plums available on the Stall.
Cox’s Orange are a delicious tart apple to eat and has a gorgeous flavour when cooked πŸ˜‹ Available in 5kg and 10kg bags and 2nd grade boxes.
Omega plums are available in 3kg bags, 6kg boxes and 7kg 2nd grade boxes – they are great for eating, stewing, jam, sauce, chutney and wine-making ☺️
I am still sending out both Cox’s Orange and Omega’s…. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – πŸ“¦πŸ“¦ You can order a box of either fruit or I can mix n match the amounts – just send me a text with what you want. πŸ“±
Royal Gala apples will be available on the Stall from Wednesday 10 March. I will be starting to send these out in 10kg and 15kg boxes the following week 🌞
Golden delicious apples will be available from 20th March – they are a lovely eating and cooking apple 🍏🍏
Txt/ring me, Ruby, on 0272886090 anytime if you want a fruit update, or if you want to place an order, weather update, etc. β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘
Remember we are open 7 days – 7am – 9pm and we only sell what we grow πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸŽπŸŽ 🍏🍏
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🍎Fruit update 🍎
Bon Chretien pears are all finished 🍐🍐
Black Doris plums will finish tomorrowπŸ‘
Cox’s Orange apples and Omega plums are now on the go 🍎🍎😁
Cox’s Orange is an old variety, they are a delicious tart apple to eat and are also a great cooking apple😊😊😊
Omega plums are red flesh, a long keeper and are great for both eating and cooking.
They are cling-stone so we bottle the small ones whole πŸ˜€
I freeze a huge amount for making jam in winter and also stewing up for puddings or cakes πŸ˜‹ They can also be used for sauce or wine-making.
Courier orders for both Omega and Cox’s Orange will start next Monday – send me a message if you would like to order some πŸ“¦πŸ“¦
Royal Gala apples are still on track for 10 March 🍎
Still accepting orders for bulk Royal Gala apples for fundraising – bagged in either 5kg or 10 kg lots – txt me for more details πŸ“±
Txt/ring me, Ruby, on 0272886090 anytime if you want a fruit update, or if you want to place an order, weather update, etc. ☺️
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🍐🍐 Fruit Update 🍎🍎
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Another beautiful sunny day – a lovely 25 degrees at the moment β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ
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Bon Chretien pears will come to a finish by mid next week.
We also have 2nd Grade pears (wind-marked) available as well in 10kg bags and 15kg boxes 🍐🍐
Black Doris plums are up and running…the rest of the pre-orders will be sent out this coming week and all orders which are to be picked up from the Fruit Stall will be ready over the next week – will contact you when they are ready πŸ‘
We have plenty of Black Doris plums available in boxes and bags on the Fruit Stall 😊
Still have some bags of Purple King plums left – am predicting they will be finished by the end of tomorrow as they are such a lovely eating plum πŸ˜‹
Omega plums and Cox’s Orange apples will commence in about 10 days….will keep you posted 🚜🚜
Royal Gala apples are a couple of weeks away….will keep you posted 🍎🍎🍎
Txt/ring me, Ruby, on 0272886090 anytime if you want a fruit update, or if you want to place an order, weather update, etc.
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17 February

A gorgeous day here today 🌞🌞🌞 it was a dreadful cold start to the morning when my alarm went at 4am…..2 degrees! πŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ˜±πŸ˜±So I figured it would end up a great day and I was right 😁
Black Doris plum orders started going out this week on the Courier and the rest will leave here next week.
If you are picking up your order you will hear from me shortly as I am working through the list. Feel free to contact me if you want an update β˜ΊοΈπŸ“±
Meanwhile I have boxes/bags of 2nd grade Black Doris on the Fruit Stall suitable for sauce and jam and also boxes of smallish Black Doris which are great for bottling whole 😁 Mum (Sandra) and I both do the plums this way 😊
We also still have Purple King in 2.5kg bags and Bon Chretien Pears available in 5kg and 10kg bags.
Purple King will be finished by Saturday but the pears will be here until towards the end of next week 🍐🍐🍐
Cox’s Orange apples is still on track for March 1 and Royal Gala will be available from March 10 🍎🍎🍎
Remember if you want to buy bulk Royal Gala apples for fundraising – bagged in either 5kg or 10 kg lots – just flick me a txt or give me a call for more details. Due to an increase in apples this Season, I can fit in a few more bulk orders πŸ‘
Txt/ring me, Ruby, on 0272886090 anytime if you want a fruit update, or if you want to place an order, weather update, etc 😊
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