Hobbs Family

Nectarines Finishing

Nectarines will be finished today.

Once they are gone we will have just Pears and Apples on the Stall until the rest of the Plums ripen in a couple of weeks.

It looks as though it will be a nice fine day today and the temperature is meant to get up into the 20s.
About time!!!!!

Almost out of Nectarines

Today will probably be the last day for P.Y.O Nectarines as we got quite a few P.Y.Oers in yesterday afternoon once the rain had cleared.

On the Stall we have Bon Chretien Pears, 5kg bags for $5 or 10kg for $10, and Gravenstein Apples, an early Apple variety which is a great eater or cooker, 2.5kg bags for $5.
We can courier the pears.

Our “Omega” Plums should be ready in about 3-4 weeks.

Our “Royal Gala” Apples should be ready in about a months time.

Water Water Everywhere

It has been bucketing down with rain all night and it hasn’t stop yet.
It’s either a feast or a famine around here.

38 degrees yesterday and things were bone dry and now it’s 12 degrees and everything is drenched.
Better break out the water wings.
We have some P.Y.O Nectarines still available but we have finished our P.Y.O Peaches.
If you do want to pick Nectarines then I advise that you bring some wet weather gear or ring us to see what the weather is doing.

P.Y.O Still Available

Well still have plenty of P.Y.O Nectarines available.
P.Y.O Peaches are getting a bit short now but there are still a good amount.

The temperature is meant to get up to 30 degrees today but there is also meant to be high cloud with it so it should be ideal conditions for P.Y.O as you won’t have to worry about getting roasted by the sun!!
(Disclaimer: If the cloud clears and you do get roasted then I didn’t say that!!!)

Running Late!

Running late this morning.
A pipe burst in the orchard so it was all hands on deck!!

We have started our P.Y.O Sunglow Nectarines and P.Y.O Haven Peaches.
We expect both to be finished by Sunday evening so it is best to get in early.

On the Stall we have Bon Chretien Pears, 5kg bags for $5, and Gravenstein Apples, an early Apple variety which is a great eater or cooker, 2.5kg bags for $5.

P.Y.O Nectarines and Peaches Start Again Tomorrow

We will be having P.Y.O Peaches and Nectarines available from tomorrow on.
As always they will be $1.90/kg.
Because of their popularity we expect to be finished them by Sunday evening.

We will also start our Bon Chretien Pears tomorrow for $1/kg (they are sold in 10kg bags).


Not much to report today guys.

We are currently waiting for our Peaches and Nectarines to ripen up.
We start P.Y.O on them on Saturday.

Apart from the that it is freezing!
Mom and I almost got frostbite packing fruit this morning!!!

Hopefully it warms up soon!!!!

We Need Sun!!!!

Due to a lack of sun we have  run out of ripe P.Y.O Haven Peaches.
P.Y.O will commence again on Saturday once the rest of the Peaches have had a couple of days to ripen up.
Sorry for this inconvenience!!!

P.Y.O “Sunglow” Nectarines will also commence on Saturday for $1.90/kg.

Packing Fruit in the Cold is Not Recommended!

It’s official; Mum and I are frozen!!!!!

You try packing fruit at 5 in the morning when the temperature is a whole 5 degrees!!!!
It’s not fun!!!!

It’s meant to get up to 24 degrees today so that will be good(once it arrives!).
We still have P.Y.O Haven Peaches available at $1.90/kg and at the moment they are brilliant for preserving.


Rained all night rather heavily.
It has cleared up now though so it should be a reasonable day.

We still have some Haven Peaches available for P.Y.O and we hope to have them for the rest of the week.