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.


  • 19 January at 10:17 from facebook

    New Season pears, apples, plums, zwetschen, damsons. Last damsons for year, so don't miss out. $4/bag for plums & etc; $5/bag for apples/pears. Cash only. Open until about 7pm daily.

  • 18 January at 05:06 from facebook

    Mary is back on duty 😄

  • 17 January at 05:04 from facebook

    Damson "Early Bird" now in stall. Tart/sweet. Only a couple of crates. Same price as the plums (yes we are crazy). Buy now, may not be any later. Also selling plums and apples. Open until ap

  • 16 January at 18:36 from facebook

    Richards' Orchard Fruit Stall

  • 16 January at 05:12 from facebook

    STALL OPEN Four kinds of plums, early pick Gravenstein for tart eating or cooking. Billington, Shiro, Damson, Purple gage (zwetschen type). Cash only. $4 and $2 bags. Open approx 8 am to 7 pm every da


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When are we open?

Daily in Open Season
approx 8am to 6:30pm

Open early/mid January until August/early Sept