Lake Roxburgh Orchard - Central Otago - New Zealand


Lake Roxburgh Orchard - Central Otago - New Zealand

Central Otago

Cherries

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)

Apricots

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)

Central Otago horticulture

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Seasonal work available at Lake Roxburgh Orchard ...

Fruit Pickers required from December 2020 to February 2021

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 $15 per night
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We also offer freedom camping on site for fruit pickers with use of communal bathroom and kitchen for $7.50 per night.

Lake Roxburgh Orchard - Central Otago - New Zealand