Richards' Orchard Market Fruit Stall & Online Sales  

*Market stall at the Motueka Sunday Market every Sunday 8am-1pm. *Or Buy Online & Collect from the orchard, 668 The Coastal Highway, near Mapua.

We now have THREE ways to purchase our apples, pears, plums (approx. until mid March), Black Boy peaches (ready soon?) and quinces (ready later in autumn). Grandfather bought the orchard in 1944 and we are keeping on keeping on, just doing things a bit differently now. The old fruit stall in the shed is closed, sorry but....

1) We have a FRUIT STALL at the Motueka Sunday Market, Wallace Street, Motueka from 8am to 1pm every Sunday. Each week we will bring a selection of what's looking ready and delicious. Its "bag your own" into paper bags and there will be a selection of samples for tasting. Find us under the red gazebo, just along from the "Info Centre" entrance. A list of what we are bringing will be on our Facebook/Webpage each week. Email us before 5pm Saturday if there is a variety you are particularly looking for; we have so many choices, we don't bring them all each week.

2) You can SHOP ONLINE, pay securely with PayPal or a Credit or Debit card and collect the fruit bagged in re-usable plastic bags from our orchard shed at 668 The Coastal Highway, near Mapua (where the old stall used to be). Email us if there is a variety you are particularly looking for; we have so many choices, we don't load them all onto the shop each week. Collection will be at specified times; please choose carefully when you buy. Pick up is from a Horticultural Workplace with hazards: these include COVID (please use our QR code to sign in or record your visit in your own diary), fast moving highway traffic, tractors, forklifts and trucks, and unfenced ditches. Please leave dogs and children in your vehicle, drive extra carefully and do not enter the orchard trees area or sheds).

3) If you are looking for a LARGE AMOUNT of pip fruit (apples, pears, quinces) for storage, cider or processing, please email Katrina at We are able to supply bulk fruit on a "gate sales" basis to individuals by picking/tipping into customer-supplied crates/boxes. We cannot do sales to shops or commercials users. Minimum order is 180 kg of apples and about 200 kg pears/quinces. That's eight green "apple" crates or about 8-10 banana boxes. Discounts are possible depending on the amount purchased.

Scion Wood (Grafting Wood) will be cut in mid/late July 2021. The wood is likely to be $4/piece + PP (tbc). The information pdf on this webpage gives you some idea of what we grow; this is not our "available scion" list, it is also an incomplete list. Wood will be for sale on Trademe as soon as it is cut, on a first-come-best-served basis. We are not taking pre-orders from individuals this year, sorry. Your local NZ Tree Crops Association may be holding a grafting day in Spring, and you may be able to submit a "wish list" for our wood through them.

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  • Nearly the end of zwetschen plum (zwetschgen or prune plum) season. Hoping next week to bring Hauszwetsche to the Motueka Market on Sunday. That is our last zwetschen plum variety of the season. Visit

    22 February at 08:14
  • At the Motueka Sunday Market until 1pm. Under the red gazebo, just along from the Info Centre

    21 February at 04:49