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 until August

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 orders open in about MAY, so that we can cut to order in June.

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.

https://www.facebook.com/richards.orchard.fruit.stall/

News

  • Gravenstein apples, pear, plums

    29 January at 12:03 from atlas

    In Stall Today: new season Gravenstein apples (great for kids), Belle du Jumet & Moretini pears; Lucky Lady, Big Red, Purple King, ...

  • We are OPEN!

    17 January at 08:46 from atlas

    OPEN daily until August. Fresh plums in the stall now: Waitui, Shiro, Billington, Reids Red and Wratts Corner. Ready to eat and ...

  • We are on Facebook

    17 January at 08:44 from atlas

     We post frequent updates and photos on Facebook. Unfortunately, the link button doesn't work. Find us at  ...

  • Fruit is looking good

    8 January at 09:01 from atlas

    The Gravenstein apples and some of the plums look to have a bumper crop. Not ready yet...will do an update when I know our opening date

  • Facebook Link Broken

    8 January at 08:49 from atlas

    Sorry but my Webpage host is having link errors. Our facebook page is ...

 

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OPEN DAILY UNTIL AUGUST

Monday to Sunday
.8 am -- 8 pm

We are OPEN!