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Stonefruit season

Stonefruit season

It may seem as though it’s been the longest winter ever – but you know for sure the season has changed when you can bite into a deliciously tree-ripened, locally grown peach – and that time is finally here!

Normally Gingin Nursery owner Michael Liddelow would have been picking trays of peaches for a few weeks now, but the cool weather and heavy rainfall this year have delayed the season. The good news is – peaches on Michael’s heavily-laden trees are ripening now. 

Michael will pick almost 3.5 tonnes of stonefruit from the 2500 trees on his block in the Gingin industrial estate, just off Brand Hwy in Gingin. He bought the 5 acre property, which has abundant water, two decades ago, and since then he’s transformed the sandy block into a veritable garden of eden, with a wide variety of fruit trees, as well as poultry, veggies and a marron dam – all part his long-term goal of a self-sufficient life.

Michael is flat out harvesting peaches and plums at the moment, and  soon delicious nectarines and apricots will follow. All will be available at farm direct prices at the Northern Valleys Locavore Store with fruit arriving fresh from the orchard after travelling #lessthan100km

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