Richards' Orchard Fruit Stall  

An Old-Fashioned Fruit Stall: Apples, Pears, Plums, Damsons, Zwetschen, Quinces. Bag your own, Pick 'n' mix, Free tastings. Open daily.

Our roadside stall sells heritage and tree-ripened eating and cooking apples, pears, plums, zwetschen, damsons, quinces and greengages (in season). We are open daily from January until August/early September.

Grandfather bought the orchard in 1944, and it is still family owned and operated. We specialise in great taste and hard-to-find apples. You get to bag your own fruit, so you can pick 'n' mix. Our free tastings are legendary. In peak season (March/April/May) we have up to 20 varieties of apples to buy and taste.

To reduce environmental waste associated with the stall, we:

  • Use thicker types of plastic bags that can be reused
  • Have the option for you to bring your own supermarket bag or banana box for apple/pears/quinces
  • Re-purpose used cardboard for our signs
  • Compost or use discarded fruit for animal food
  • Do not use a cool store; we sell our fruit on-site

We occasionally sell scion wood and apples for juice or cider (email us if you are interested). But, sorry, we do not send fruit (so can't accept phone or mail orders for deliveries).

668 The Coastal Highway, near Bronte Road and Mapua. Look for the blue and white sign. Follow us on Facebook for updates on what is in the stall.

News

  • 19 September at 19:35 from facebook

    Stall shut until January. No jobs (sorry). Pear blossom is looking lovely.

  • 9 September at 18:21 from facebook

    Fruit stall CLOSED until January 2019

  • 9 September at 07:53 from facebook

    LAST DAY FOR 2018. Open late

  • 5 September at 18:02 from facebook

    Stall will be open this weekend. Cheap apples for juice or pets. Closing on monday until summer.

  • 3 September at 07:06 from facebook

    LAST FEW DAYS! Prices slashed. $1 small bag or $2 large bags, supermarket bag or bring a box.

 

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When are we open?

Every day
approx 8am to 6:30pm

Open January until August/early September