Richards' Orchard Fruit Stall  

An Old-Fashioned Fruit Stall

We are a small family owned and run orchard in the Nelson region of New Zealand. Our roadside stall specialises in tree-ripened heritage and old-fashioned eating and cooking apples. In season, we also sell pears, plums, greengages, quinces, damsons, zwetschen plums and a few peaches.

We grow our own fruit and sell it through our stall (sorry, no phone or mail orders or deliveries).

We are open daily from January until August/early September each year.

The stall is at 668 The Coastal Highway (Highway 60). It is 500 m north of Bronte Road, and 1.8 km south of the turnoff to Mapua (Mapua Drive).

Look for the blue and white sign.

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates and more. I try to keep up to date with what is in the stall each day or so.

[Sorry, we have no jobs for pickers: Our picking contract is with Thawley Orchard ]


  • 7 December at 14:46 from facebook

    We are sponsoring school books again next year, for Mahana, Dovedale, Tapawera Area and Upper Moutere Schools.

  • 2 December at 06:09 from facebook

    Open Day at Willow Bank Heritage Village on Sunday 3 December, 10am - 3pm. I will be selling fresh picked Gem plums, limes, Madeline peach & nectarine jam, Greengage jam, Spicy plum relish, Plum

  • 26 November at 14:51 from facebook

    Its always hard when I have to actually buy apples. Lots of nice fruit in the stalls with cool stores though (saw this nice photo in a cook book today).

  • 9 November at 09:30 from facebook

    In Virginia, USA, here are some interesting preserves on sale. I have made apple butter in a slow-cooker. You can spread on it toast or scones. Frog Jam sounds good!

  • 5 November at 05:37 from facebook

    This would be nice with Braeburns. We are shut but plenty of great apples at stalls with coolstores.


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When are we open?

Every day
approx 8am to 6:30pm

Open January until August/early September