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Facts

We are a small family run business, “Large enough to cope, small enough to care”.

 

Season Length

The season runs for approximately 6 weeks over December and January although a lot of hard work occurs in the off season. We tend to the trees by pruning and replacing lost nutrients, frost protection, irrigation, net maintenance (all the trees on the 2 hectare site are enclosed by fine netting) and TLC!

 

Natural Spray Programme

Our spray programme although not wholly organic is carried out using natural materials e.g. seaweed extract and pine extract. NO organophosphate or gender bending sprays are used!

 

Markets & Orders

We attend several local markets to get fresh local cherries out to the Canterbury community including Lyttleton farmers market and Riccarton Rotary market.

We also supply to local businesses and individuals and can take orders from firms, anything from a few kilos to over a hundred kilos, just drop a note on the contact page.

 

Pick Your Own Cherries

We try to accommodate PYO but cannot guarantee availability every day due to order commitments and staff availability to accompany you. You must pay before you eat!!!! NO children under the age of 6 years are allowed in the orchard as we have machinery working every day. Any other children must be accompanied at all times when on site.

 

How to Store Your Cherries

Cherries do not ripen after harvest. They are very perishable, so refrigerate them immediately after purchase. Cherries can be kept fresh in the refrigerator

 

Our Cherries’ Nutritional Points
· Fat-free
· Saturated fat-free
· Sodium-free
· Cholesterol-free
· A good source of fibre

Bees play an important part in the growing of cherries, that's why we keep beehives....
As well as cherries, we have also started cultivating peaches, nectarines, strawberries and even walnuts.