Hobbs Family

Wind is Such a Joy!

We had quite a lot of wind last night.
A bit of fruit has bitten the dust but there is still plenty hanging on.

I’m about to go out to check the full extent of the damage so if something serious has happened like the entire Orchard being blown away then I’ll let you know!!!

Another Day in Paradise

Another day in paradise!
The weather forecast says it is meant to rain later on today.
The temperature is meant to be about 24c though and at the moment it looks like it’s going to be a lovely, fine day.

If you are coming up to pick Nectarines and want to know what the weather is doing then just give us a call on 03 446 8585 and we’ll give you a live weather update.

Roxburgh Red Are Finished

We have now finished our P.Y.O Roxburgh Red for the year so at the moment we only have Valley Gold (cooking only Apricot) available in the the P.Y.O Apricot Department.

We have heaps of P.Y.O Nectarines available though so that is a bonus!!

We are currently waiting for our Moorparks to ripen so things will be a bit scarce this week Apricot wise.
Lets just hope for some sun and heat to kick em into gear!

P.Y.O Nectarines Are Now Ready!

We now have a good amount of P.Y.O Nectarines available for $1.90/kg.

P.Y.O Roxburgh Red and Valley Gold will finished today so if you still haven’t got your fix, it’s best you gun it up to Roxburgh ASAP;)

In other news, the wind picked up last night and dumped a bit of fruit on the ground but it could have been worse, we could have got a plague of boils as well!!!

Important Fruit Update

Roxburgh Red and Valley Gold finish this weekend.
2 groups picked 900 kg of Apricots last night and this has made a huge dent in the Roxburgh Reds.
They also picked 700kg of Nectarines meaning that there are now only firm ones left on the trees for P.Y.O.

We hope to have Moorparks hopefuly next weekend, may be later.
Either check this site or give us a call for the latest update.

Haven Peaches will hopefully begin next weekend as well

The next Nectarine variety are due in about 2 weeks.

P.Y.O Peeka will not be available this year because of a some unfavourable weather conditions.
We will be focusing on supplying our pre-orders first and foremost but there will be some Peeka first and seconds boxes put onto the Stall

Owing to a large Apricot shortage in the Teviot Valley this year and the fact that we have kept our prices the same, we have had been inundated with heaps of customers hence the reason things are running a bit short this year.
There is no rhyme or reason to the season!

P.Y.O Nectarines Begin On Saturday

Just a quick note to let you guys know that we will be starting our P.Y.O Nectarines tomorrow (Saturday 15 January).
The price is same as last year at $1.90/kg.

We will also have P.Y.O Roxburgh Red Apricots and they are $1.90/kg as well.

The weather forecast says tomorrow is meant to be fine with warm northwest winds and a high of 23c.
Perfect P.Y.O weather!!!!!!

P.Y.O Will Be Starting Again on Saturday

P.Y.O Roxburgh Red Apricots and the first variety of P.Y.O Nectarines will be ready this Saturday.

On the stall you will find boxed Roxburgh Red, Peeka, and Valley Gold Apricots in $15(6kg) or $20(8kg) boxes.
A warning about Valley Gold: They are a cooking Apricot only as they taste like cardboard if eaten raw.
Cooking release their flavour which means they are wonderful for freezing, stewing and bottling.

P.Y.O Is Cancelled Until Saturday

Due to a unforeseen lack of sun P.Y.O is cancelled until Saturday.
Sorry for this inconvenience.

Crappy weather is overrated!!!!!!
The drizzle has started, the weather is cold and mum is in her parka and her 1970’s leg warmers.
The entertainment value is immense!!!

In other news, P.Y.O Peeka Apricots will not be available this year due to unfavorable weather conditions.
We will be focusing on supplying our pre-orders first and foremost but there will be some Peeka first and seconds boxes put onto the Stall whenever we have some to spare.

Sorry about this!!!!! :-(

We Now Have Duffs Early Jewel Plums

We now have 2kg bags of Duffs Early Jewel Plums for $5 on the Stall.
They are a lovely little eating Plum and kids especially love them.

Today and tomorrow will be pretty much be the last days for P.Y.O Sundrops.
Once they have finished we will have P.Y.O Roxburgh Reds($1.90/kg).

Please note that we cannot send out any Sundrop orders now as we are saving the last of them for the P.Y.Oers.
Sorry for this inconvenience.