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27 Apr 2017
Pine Crest Orchard is closed from April 26 until the new season starts with stone fruit in December 2017. The last of our apples and persimmons were all picked out on Anzac day which like Easter was extremely busy. We apologise for the chaos of the Easter/Anzac day period with delays that caused frustrations, delays and for some meant that they could access the orchard and pick as they had planned. Frankly we were overwhelmed with customers. We thank you for your support during the season and look forward to seeing you again in December when the first peaches and plums ripen. We will still be able to conduct our bush and orchard tours (see link at the left) on demand for the the next month. Follow us on facebook to see the latest information. John and all the team at Pine Crest
15 Apr 2017
Due to the huge and chaotic crowds of customers we had on Easter Friday and Saturday we are picked out of fruit until ANZAC day. We appologise for any inconvenience this may cause but have no alternative but to close on Easter Sunday and next weekend - April 22 & 23 as we have no ripe fruit left for picking. We plan to open for the morning of ANZAC day when the last of the Pink Lady and Persimmons should be ripe. We thank you for your understanding and wish you an enjoyable Christmas
12 Apr 2017
This Easter we will be open 9-5 on Good Friday, Easter Saturay and Easter Sunday but not on Monday 17/4. Plenty of Persimmon and Apples but we are expecting a very busy 3 days and so are not sure how many fruit will left by Sunday pm. Granny Smith apples and Pink Lady apples are $4/kg and Persimmon $5/kg. No entrance fee. We supply bags for $2 or you can bring your own. We also have a good supply of Walnuts and some chestnuts for sale as well as our local honey, jam an apples juices
22 Mar 2017
The early variety of Persimmons - Jiro - are now ready as are the quinces. They are both $5/kg. The apples remain on $4kg The apples ready for picking right now are Golden Delicious, Fuji and Granny Smith with a few Jonagold still on the trees. The orchard is very muddy so wear suitable foot ware and judging by the forecast umbrellas may again be needed this weekend. I have some interest in the Bush tours and if I get another 3 people for Saturday April 1 will conduct one at a mutually convenient time on that day. Click on the link on the left for more details.
16 Mar 2017
I know you are all waiting for Persimmons and Pink Lady apples but for the next 2 weeks it will Golden Delicious, Chinese Pears and Fuji apples with Granny Smith also starting this weekend and they are great. We expect to have chestnuts from March 25 and walnuts the following week. The big wet has left the orchard saturated and muddy so bring suitable boots or other foot ware. The apples love the rain and the ducks are back on the dams which are now full.