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.


  • 14 June at 08:49 from facebook

    Last day for pears for the year! Sturmer, ballarat, braeburn, splendour, fuji, winter rose and granny smith apples in stall.

  • 4 June at 10:30 from facebook

    Plenty of Splendour, Delicious, Ballarat, Sturmer, Fuji, Braeburn, Granny Smith and Winter Rose in stall. Last handful of Black Twig and Democrat apples. The Winter Nellis pears are lovely but wont la

  • 31 May at 18:46 from facebook

    Last official day of Autumn. Open daily with eating and cooking apples, and pears

  • Ooops

    31 May at 18:05 from atlas

    Sorry I don't think our link to facebook has been working. I post a lot of news there and it is supposed to be copied here. Working on a ...

  • 27 May at 07:59 from facebook

    We sell scion/grafting wood for many of the 100+ apple varieties, plums, pears and other fruit trees we grow. PM me if you want to see our variety lists for winter 2019. Many of our trees are rare or


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When are we open?

Daily in Open Season
approx 8 am to 7 pm

Open mid January until August