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 ]


  • 20 March at 09:20 from facebook

    Picked a few quinces but the trees are still damp. Will pick more this afternoon. Guessing about 80 kg ready to pick 😄

  • 20 March at 05:52 from facebook

    In stall: Doyenne du Comice, Packham's Triumph and Buerre Bosc pears. Tsu-Li and Yali asian pears. Picking more quinces today when the trees are dry. 15 varieties of apples -- Golden Delicious, Sir Pr

  • 18 March at 06:07 from facebook

    In stall: 6 kinds of pears, quinces, 15 kinds of apples. Tsu-Li are chinese pears for eating or pickles. Very tasty with cheese, they cook in firm slices.

  • 17 March at 08:59 from facebook

    In stall: Quinces. Taylors Gold, Doyenne du Comice, Packham's Triumph and Buerre Bosc pears. Tsu-Li and Yali asian pears. 15 varieties of apples -- Sir Prize, Jonagold, Bramleys, tree ripened Cox's Or

  • 15 March at 06:37 from facebook

    This year, a cidery is turning some of our apples into cider. Very exciting. Meanwhile, in the stall there are six kinds of pears, about 12 kinds of apples, and quinces.


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When are we open?

Every day
approx 8am to 6:30pm

Open January until August/early September