Hobbs Family

Fruit Update

Fruit Update
PYO nectarines are still all go ?Bon Chretien pears, Purple King plums, Billington plums, Red Gravenstein apples are all available on the Fruit Stall ? From Monday onwards, couriers orders of Purple King plums, as well as Bon Chretien pears, will start being sent out in 10kg and 15kg boxes ?? ?? remember courier orders can only go out on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Also I found this cute toy sheep under a Sundrop apricot tree ?
It is still in good condition, apart from the fact it needs a good wash! I’m too scared to wash it incase it falls apart ?
Would love to reunite it with its rightful owner… assured in the meantime little Sheep is safe and sound ??
Contact me on 0272886090 for any fruit queries, weather updates or if you know who little Sheep belongs to ??




Fruit update ??

PYO apricots will be all over by late afternoon tomorrow. We will still have 2nd grade boxes of apricots available on the Stall until the end of the week ?

PYO Nectarines started on Monday……fairly sure we will have them until the end of the weekend ?
Black Amber plums are on the stall as are Red Gravenstein apples…..our very first apple before the main crop starts in a few weeks time ?
They are a tart apple suitable for both eating and cooking (too tart for me ?)
Billington plums are still available on the Stall. They are great for jam, sauce, and eating ?
Bon Chretien pears will be on the stall in 5 and 10 kg bags as from Thursday ??
I will start sending out pear orders from next Monday…feel free to place your order anytime…..text me or send me a PM.
Sadly our greengage crop was decimated by last week’s rain ?? bit of a bother ????
Purple king plums will be ready in a few days time.
Contact me (Ruby) anytime on 0272886090 for any fruit queries, weather updates, etc.
Remember we are open 7 days from 7am-9pm and we only sell what we grow ??



PYO Nectarines start tomorrow

Fruit update ☀️☀️

PYO Apricots will come to an end within the next day or two.
2nd grade boxes are still available on the Stall ?
Red Gravenstein apples have finally ripened ???
This is our very first apple…they are a tart apple……great for cooking..…or for those who like a tart eating apple…..
PYO nectarines commences tomorrow…..they are later than usual due to the unusual weather…. we won’t have them boxed on the Stall, just PYO ?
Bon Chretien pears will start later this week and from next week onwards we will begin courier orders……in 10 or 15 kg boxes ??Message me if you would like to place an order ?
We still have plenty of Black Amber (red-yellow flesh) and Billington plums (red flesh) available on the Stall.
Black Doris are late so a few weeks away… hoping they will be ready by the end of the month ?
As usual txt/call me on 027 288 6090 for any fruit queries, weather updates, etc ??
And remember we are open from 7am-9pm every day and we only sell what we grow ?



Well it looks like this weekend and possibly throughout next week will be the finish of our PYO Apricots for the Season..??
It has been a funny old week.….what with heavy continual rain for 3 days in a row and then sunshine, something we haven’t seen much of this summer!! ?☔️☔️?☀️
Nectarines are not ripe enough for PYO this weekend so it looks like they will start on Monday….oh joy… another disappointment…for us and everyone else.
But if you are coming up this weekend, there are nectarines at other Fruit Stalls throughout the valley ?
Our Stall is fully stocked with 2nd grade boxes of apricots and also Black Amber and Billington plums.
Black Amber are a yellow/reddish plum which are great for eating and jam.
Billington plums are in plentiful supply and are great for eating and sauce.
Still have the Shiro plums available as well….lovely for eating and making jam ?

Funny old season……all the ripening dates are up the shoot!
The Bon Chretien Pears are about another week away as are our Red Gavenstein apples which are our very first apple.. In all of Mum’s (Sandra) 30 years she can’t remember a Season being so late and bizarre ??
Remember we are open every day from 7am-9pm and we only sell what we grow
Txt/ring me…Ruby….0272886090 anytime for weather updates/courier orders/and/any other queries ?

Fruit update

After a couple of nasty days of atrocious weather ????I am pleased to announce we have survived what nature chucked at us…….nerves are a bit fraught though ???

Starting from tomorrow PYO will be back on track so the Moorparks and Stevens Favourite will be all go ☺️
The nectarines are still a few days away – will keep you posted ?
Black Amber plums will be on the Stall as from tomorrow as will Billington and Shiro plums.
Black Amber are yellow flesh and delicious, Billington are red flesh and are great for eating or sauce/bottling and Shiro are yellow flesh and great for eating and making jam.
To our Southland customers we should still have PYO apricots from the weekend onwards, but if we don’t have them I will be able to send you to other Fruit Stalls who will definitely have them. You will not miss out ☺️
So very sad for all you guys affected by the flooding….words simply cannot express how we feel ??<3 <3

Fruit Update

Fruit update ??

Well what a day we have all had!!
Finally the weather forecast was correct….we did indeed have rain and plenty of it! ?️?️??

Some brave souls ventured into the Orchard to PYO their apricots and actually had a great time albeit a very wet time ??️☂️

With a bit of luck, tomorrow will be okay???

But there is good news…. there is plenty of Moorpark and Roxburgh Red apricots still on the trees for PYO and from tomorrow on we will have PYO Stevens Favourite apricots available as well ??

The plums and Bon Cretien pears are taking their time in ripening ??? Oh no hurry guys…..yes I am kidding, just hurry up and ripen please ???

Black Amber plums are probably a week away and the pears are maybe 10 days away ?

Mum, (Sandra) has never had such a crazy season in all of her 30 seasons on the Orchard ??
She always says ‘One must have nerves of steel if one chooses to be an Orchardist.’ How right she is! ??

As usual, txt/ring me for any fruit queries or weather updates ??

Fruit Update!!

Had a busy day with PYO Moorparks – it’s been absolutely wonderful catching up with so many people I have known since I was little ?

There’s still plenty of Roxburgh Red and Moorpark apricots out there on the trees and heaps of apricots on the Stall who don’t want to pick their own.
PYO Stevens Favourite apricots starts on Tuesday ? the second lot of PYO nectarines could possibly be starting next weekend – will keep you posted.
The plums are lagging behind ?☺️ but we have Shiro plums which are yellow flesh and great for eating and jam. Billington plums will be on the Stall sometime this week ☺️
The last apricot courier orders for the season go out on Monday as Thursday is Waitangi Day, hence we can’t send on Tuesday or Wednesday ?
This is a bit of rushed post as I’m packing orders so if you have any queries txt/ring me on 027 288 6090.


Fruit update

Fruit Update

Still some PYO Sundrops available and the PYO Roxburgh Red started today – the trees are loaded so grab your buckets, bags, etc and come on up. ?
PYO Moorparks will commence this Saturday.
PYO Nectarines, which started today, have been well truly picked over by many, many people ?? There are still some on the trees but for those who want a larger amount the good news is the 2nd variety is only about a week away. Will keep you updated ?
Contact me on 027 288 6090 if you have any fruit queries or would like to know what the situation is on any varieties that are coming on.

Fruit Update ??

We still have the last of the Sundrops on the trees for PYO and on Wednesday we start PYO Roxburgh Red and Nectarines.
This variety of nectarines will only last for a few days but our next variety is due in about a weeks time – will keep you updated ?
PYO Moorparks will be starting this coming Saturday (the 1st of February) �This intense heat has brought everything on in a bit of a rush! ???
We have Shiro plums on the Stall at the moment and Billington plums are a few days away. �We also have Peeka, Valley Gold and Sundrop apricots on the Stall in 1st and 2nd grade boxes ?
Stevens Favourite apricots are still a few days away.
Any fruit queries or weather updates – contact me on 027 288 6090.
And remember we are open 7 days a week from 7am-9pm ??

Fruit Update!

PYO Sundrops are still in full swing – plenty on the trees – but this will be the last weekend of picking this variety.

With all this gorgeous hot weather we have been having it looks like the first variety of PYO Nectarines and PYO Roxburgh Red will be starting next Wednesday the 29th ??
This variety of PYO Nectarines usually only lasts for a few days but don’t worry if you miss out – our next variety will be ready in approx 2 weeks time ?

Peeka and Valley Gold apricots will be available on the Stall from next Wednesday. Shiro Plums are very close so hopefully they will be on the Fruit Stall early next week ? Moorparks are still 7-10 days away. Will keep you posted ?
Phone/txt me (Ruby) anytime on 0272886090 for fruit queries, courier orders, weather updates,etc ☀️?️?

Remember we are open 7am-9pm every day and we only sell what we grow ?????