Stella - large, sweet, delicious, heart-shaped with red flesh and dark red skin cherry. This is the first true self fertile cherry - the fruit handles and travels well and is usually available from Christmas until mid-January.
Lapins - crisp, sweet, dark red cherry, very popular and considered one of the best cherries. The fruit is large, dark red to mahogany, firm, moderately sweet with good flavour and acidity - a mid-season variety, available from the second week of January.
Kootenay - a new and distinct variety of cherry tree originating in Canada which is a mutation of Lapins with later, firmer, sweet fruit with dark red skin and red flesh. (planted in August 2020 - picking will commence in 2024)
Santina® - medium sized, long heart shaped fruit with glossy black skin, dark flesh, firm with excellent flavour, small stone, resistant to cracking and a very good storage potential. (planted in August 2020 - picking will commence in 2024)
Sundrop - large, oval, yellow skinned, bright orange, freestone apricot with sweet and juicy flesh that ripens over a long season and can be eaten fresh or used for preserving and available early January.
Clutha Gold - medium-large, oval apricot, a cross between Sundrop and Moorpark with great eating quality as the flesh is firm but melting with very good flavour and the skin is slightly glossy, golden-coloured with some red blush, they store well and available from mid-January.
Moorpark - medium-large, free-stone, has superb flavour with deep yellow skin with an orange blush. A heritage variety grown since the time of European settlement, the soft, juicy flesh makes it suitable for eating fresh, bottling, jam or drying and available from February.
NZ Summer 3 - a NZ bred apricot with small to medium fruit, orange skin with a pink blush, orange, fine firm flesh and a long storage period. (planted in August 2020 - picking will commence in 2024)
Looking for work fruit picking? Please enquire using the form below including some details of your experience and availability.
Limited, on-site, shared accommodation is available for fruit pickers with use of communal bathroom and kitchen for $10 per night
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We also offer freedom camping on site for fruit pickers with use of communal bathroom and kitchen for $5 per night.