Cherries are our passion - who can resist enjoying a fresh picked sweet cherry - not I!!
We have three cherry blocks
The Old Block - This block was planted in 1988 and consists of Rainier --- our premium white fleshed cherry.
The Lapins Block - This block was planted in 1996 and is our biggest block of cherries. We cover this block with bird net to protect the fruit. Year in year out it produces large dark cherries. The block is planted mostly to the Lapins cherry variety which is a very large dark sweet cherry. Also in this block we have some Sweetheart cherries. These dark red firm cherries are very sweet
The Regina Block - This block was planted in 2004 and is progressing nicely. Production should start to increase this year. We hope to pick a good crop of cherries from these trees this year. The varieties are:
Regina --- A late large sweet cherry very popular in Europe
Kordia --- Another popular European variety, large heart shaped
Sweet Georgia -- A Lapin sport from Tasmania, looks good and very late
Santina --- A cherry out of Canada. Early, shows promise