Richards' Orchard Fruit Stall  

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

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 mid-January until about July/August.

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 (main season only)
  • Re-purpose used cardboard for our signs
  • Compost or use discarded fruit for animal food
  • Do not use a cool store or transport fruit; we sell our fruit on-site

We occasionally sell scion wood and apples for juice or cider. SCION and cider apple ORDERS are CLOSED for 2019. 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.


  • 16 August at 08:41 from facebook

    Willow Bank Heritage Village, Wakefield

  • 10 August at 09:16 from facebook

    Scion wood orders have closed for 2019. Thank You, happy grafting, see you next year

  • 20 July at 13:46 from facebook

    Open tomorrow (Sunday 21 July) Closed on Monday until mid-January 2020

  • 18 July at 10:53 from facebook

    SUNDAY 21 JULY LAST DAY OPEN Open again in mid January 2020

  • 16 July at 19:35 from facebook

    Not long until we close until mid-January 2020. The crop was small due to the drought. Sturmer Pippin is perfect for juicing or cider. Splendour can be dried for a sweet treat. You can bring your own


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When are we open?


Re-opens mid-January