FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Can I grow cherries in Sydney?
No. Cherries require a high chill in winter to set the fruit. However ornamental trees will still flower.
2. How long before cherry trees bear fruit?
In about two- three years small amounts increasing rapidly from there on. 7 years is considered mature.
3. Will cherries ripen later on?
Cherries will only ripen a very small amount once picked, so pick appropriately.
4. How long will they keep?
If kept cool ( at least not get warmer) on the way home and put in the fridge in a plastic bag with the air removed , up to three weeks, in “long-life” fruit bags, which are the green bags we supply you with, up to 6 weeks (often used in export cherries) Cherries can be frozen but lose their texture (crunchiness) though they are great for cooking.
5. I can get cheaper cherries in Sydney!
Cherries are a premium fruit and price versus quality go hand in hand. Some supermarkets sell at under cost to attract customers and hopefully make their money on other purchases.
Fresh fruit off the tree with no handling by others has to be the best choice.
There’s nothing like fresh air, a country drive, and a chance to experience nature at work.
As a grower I could maximise prices at peak demand times but instead keep pricing at a reasonable level throughout the season.
Considering insurance premiums, tree breakages, and holding fruit on trees for weekend trade and possible inclement weather as a risk, I believe our pricing is very reasonable.
6. How much do you charge for entrance?
Nothing. It’s a great idea but
we only charge you for what you pick! (and
incidentally, not what you eat!)
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