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

Our family orchard has been growing fruit since 1944. We have lots of old favourites and heritage varieties. We specialise in great taste and hard to find apple varieties. 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.

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.


  • 15 August at 18:06 from facebook

    Plenty of apples in the stall. Good prices, great flavour, no coolstore. Buy some for eating, juice, cider, pie or even apple butter. Use our bags, your shopping bag or bring a banana box. https://ww

  • 7 August at 15:00 from facebook

    In stall: NZ Rose (=Pac Rose), Granny Smith, Sturmer Pippin, Ballarat and Splendour apples. Use our plastic bags... or bring your own supermarket jute/cloth bag or banana box to fill. Open every day u

  • 4 August at 14:28 from facebook

    Richards' Orchard sells scion wood (grafting wood) for much of the fruit we grow. Most of our orders are completed already. But we do still have some wood in the fridge. A list for apples is on our we

  • 1 August at 17:56 from facebook

    Open every day until about the end of August. Grannys, Sturmers, Ballarat, Splendour and a few Winter Rose apples. Grab a free Tree Crops magazine from the table.

  • 26 July at 18:51 from facebook

    Open every day until about the end of August. Old-fashioned apples to eat, cook, juice or make cider. Use our plastic bags, your supermarket jute/cloth bag or bring a banana box to fill.


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When are we open?

Every day
approx 8am to 6:30pm

Open January until August/early September