Saturday, 12 November 2016

A Start in the Harvest

November, 2016

Have been doing some spot picking over the last week. Still cold and things are unfolding slowly. Have sold some Empress and Burlat through the stall. I took these photos today November 12.

Our Son Mark picking some Royal Hazel in the photo and Royal Lynn.

Mark and I planted these in July 2013, colt root stock, free standing vase, 6mx 3m. Perhaps the best thing I have handled in this time slot. Maybe these lower chill varieties have a place, good size, firm flesh and they eat well

 From the orchard to the stall

In the open garden at Cherry Dale

Jacobean Lily

Flanders Poppy

Good to get a start on the cherries. Stonefruit not far from starting, weather permitting.

Please come for a visit to our orchard. Walk in the trees, stroll through the nursery and garden. Visit the fairy house where the children can play. Sample our cherries and stonefruit, have a picnic lunch or morning tea in our grounds. Enjoy a nice family day out at Cherry Dale

Best wishes to all


  1. Hello there!
    We are a family of three who is planning to visit your cherry farm on 11th December. What time are you guys opening on that day :) ?
    Is PYO available in your farm :) ?
    Looking forward to your reply.\


  2. The apricots you gave me to try last week were just as good as any I had eaten in NZ. Your cherries were amazing too. I hope to come down from the Gold Coast again next year to get more!


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