I took these photos this morning at the commencement of work. Eight days into the harvest, the weather has been cold, showery and stormy in the first week, minimal damage at this stage. Have picked Empress and Burlat and started some nice Merchant today.
Niti, in his second harvest with two of our sons John and Mark.
Some cherry lugs in for packing at the barn from the orchard to you.
Some Merchant cherries on the trees
Cherries being packed for customers through the stall.
Nahm and Cane
In our nursery today
Plenty of seats, why not bring a picnic lunch and stroll through the orchard.
You can view the plants we offer, growing in our garden.
Rosy Rainier (White Cherries)
Royal Hazel above, Royal Lynn below
Only handfuls on these young trees at this stage, timing seems to be with Merchant again this season.
Bellise first nice crop on these 5 yr old trees, just starting to colour.
Royal Rainier above, Rainier below, just starting to colour.
Royal Dawn below, just starting to colour.
All going well they should be ready by December.
Sweet Georgia, our last variety, still very green.
A Merchant 2kg box, a beautiful gift pack.
Just love the red poppies.
These photos were taken around the orchard today, the harvest can be a wrestle for a man and we try to take it a day at a time.
Best wishes to all.