News archive

14 Feb 2017
Following the heat wave, during which the apples ripened quickly and few customers braved the heat to pick them, there are lots of ripe Gala apples to pick. The pears are also at their peak with red, green and brown european pears ready and brown and yellow nashi now crisp and juicy straight off the tree. So come and enjoy the orchard this weekend and pick fruit at its very best. A reminder for those interested in our bush botany tours you need to book in advance.
31 Jan 2017
Gala Apples are now ripe and ready for picking as the peach season draws to a close. Our other news - we now have an eftpos machine and can accept most credit or debit cards. Our Williams and Red Sensation pears are also to pick. Remember these European pears (unlike Nashi pears) need to be picked green, cooled in your fridge for at least 2 days and then brought out to ripen.
05 Jan 2017
Plenty of blood plums as well as yellow fleshed plums and yellow peaches to pick at Pin Crest this weekend (Jan 6-8). Also blackberries to buy from the shed and a range of jams, honey and cider to purchase. White peaches and the first apples will be ready next weekend God willing. Pears expected from Australia day.
18 Dec 2016
Pine Crest Orchard is now open for peach picking. Plums will also be available soon followed by apples and pears from mid January. Berries are likely to start after Christmas. We will be open 9 - 5 on Sunday December 18 and also on Saturday Dec. 24 and Monday December 26. From then we will be open each Friday, Saturday and Sunday until April God willing.
11 May 2016
Pine Crest Orchard is now closed for Pick Ypur Own until next season which is likely to commence with peaches and plums in December. We thank you all for your support and hope we can continue to provide you with a "Pick Your Own" experience next season. From John and Erica and all our great staff - Regina, Michael, Inga and Louise - best wishes for 2016 and beyond. May you help make the world a better place until Jesus comes back.