The Boag family farm 30,000 fruit trees in Ashbourne, located between Meadows and Goolwa, on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Our company, Ashbourne Valley Orchards has 12 hectares under permanent net. The fruit is minimum-sprayed and integrated pest management used; an environmentally-sensitive approach compatible with frogs and worms which frequent the orchard.
Apple juice is squeezed on Friday, giving time for the liquid to clear before being packed and ready to drink on Saturday.
The fruit is seasonal; peaches arrive in December and run to late January, followed by cherries until March. Apples, pears and quinces start in February and are harvested until June.
Five of the heritage pear varieties are only grown commercially by Ashbourne Valley Orchards: the Charles Ernest, Belle, Durondeau, Comice (considered one of Europe’s finest table pears) and Beurre Hardy (juicy sweet and delicately perfumed). They also grow more commonly-known varieties.
Ashbourne Valley Orchards’ white-fleshed heritage peaches are all picked ripe, ready to be eaten within a few days after purchase. These fresh-picked peaches have an unsurpassed flavour and are not available in supermarkets.
Their fanstatic produce includes, when seasonally available seasonally-fresh apples, pears, quinces, cherries, peaches, plums and fresh apple juice
Ashbourne Valley Orchards also trade at the Adelaide Showground Farmers Market and Willunga Farmers Market
M: 0438 438 532