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************************** UPDATE 17 November 2014 ******************************************************

As stated above - the crop is on the small size with some varities missing out altogether - but those that we do have should be very good.

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Hard to say exactly when the season will start - so much depends on the weather in the intervening time. Our season is shorter than that of many other growers. We don't grow very early varieties - they are generally of inferior quality to main/late season varieties - early district commercial growers grow them to target the higher market prices when nothing else is around - but we're just about the latest distirct on the mainland so not much point even for them. Likewise we don't grow very late-picking varieties. They can be good cherries but frequently their season bumps into vvery hot weather - that can wreck the crop - and it's not much fun for you either.

Normally our picking season runs through December but it can vary a lot.

Sometimes there are some in late November - most times not.

Sometimes the season goes past Christmas day - other times it's all over by then.

It all depends on the weather. The trees are out there all day every day so our experience of the weather is not always the same as theirs.

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To avoid confusion for new customers, here's what our frontage looks like. It's on the right hand side 760 metres up the road.

And you drive down the gumtree lined driveway shown here

to our car park and sheds.

You may sometimes find other signs for PYO Cherries before you get to us - that's not us. Nowhere else will you get the same quality for the price as here. That's what we're renowned for.

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Hours are 10:00am - 6:00pm but you need to come before 5:00pm to allow time to do it. Unless you can pick as fast as this guy that is.

NB the sour cherries which we sell are not under-ripe sweet cherries - they are small and always  sour and intended for cooking etc. See our recipes page.

For most people it takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour to fill a 5kg bucket with sour cherries. These machines do it a bit quicker.
 

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Don't forget that the best dessert at this time of year is Cherry Clafoutis.  It's easy to make and if you do it the French way you don't even need to pit the cherries.

See our
Recipes page (click here)    for these and other great cherry recipes. It always pays to check this page or the phone message on 08 8389 8500 to be sure before driving up.

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