Pine Crest orchard still has plenty of Pink Lady apples and a few Granny Smith apples to pick but all persimmons are finished. We expect May 24 to be the last day of this season for picking. God willing we will open in November 2020 for cherry and apricot picking.
March 28, 2020 and we have lots of Persimmon and Pink Lady apples to pick. Our persimmon are the sweet crisp fuyu type which are so popular. Right next to them you can pick the first Pink Lady apples of the season. We still have Fuji apples for those who like a really sweet apple and of course the old favourite Granny Smith are terrific at the moment.
In the shed we have a good supply of chestnuts and walnuts together with our jams, juices, ciders, cider vinegar and honey. In particular the raspberry jam we have been busy making with all the rain affected raspberries we have been picking is fantastic.
Lots of Apples
Now we are into February the rain is pouring down and the threat of further fire damage has gone. The 2020 apple season is now in full swing with Gala and Sweetie apples in abundance and Fuji apples set to start in another week. Then in April we have our biggest ever crop of Pink Lady apples and persimmons.
Plenty of honey, jam, apple juices, apple cider vinegar and apple cider for purchase and even some green walnuts which are popular with some of our middle eastern customers
So now the rain has come and the fires gone come and enjoy our orchard .
No entrance fee. Just pay for what you pick
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2019
Pine Crest Orchard
2549 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin, NSW 2758
Our 2018/19 fruit picking season has now finished with the last apples and persimmons being picked on Saturday (27/4). Thanks to all our customers for your support during what has been a difficult season with some apple varieties not setting a good crop and others being decimated by cockatoos and bats.
We are currently erecting more netting over the front section of orchard which includes our old Jonathan trees, so we hope, God willing, with birds and bats excluded we will once again harvest a good crop of Jonathan apples.
At this stage we plan to re-open in December when the first peaches are ripen. If the cherries crop well we will also open for a few Saturdays in November for apricot and cherry picking.
Follow us on face book for updates and information about our bush tours and our orchard and blossom tours later in the year.
Keep healthy until the new season starts.
John and all the Pine Crest Orchard team
Tomorrow, Sunday April 14 is likely to be the last day for pick your own until next season
Following a very busy week, with our persimmons being a big hit, we have very few Persimmons or Pink Lady apples left. We do however have lots of high quality Granny Smith apples which are now great for eating as well as cooking and will keep for 2- 3 months or longer if refrigerated. In fact we may open once more this season on April 27 for Granny Smith picking if we have enough fruit. Check our face book page for the latest information.
We have Pink Lady and Granny Smith apples and lots of persimmons ready to pick. God willing we will open April 6 & 7 and April 12 – 14. There are also chestnuts ready for picking up this weekend. We expect the first walnuts to be available next weekend (April12-14). There is no entrance fee. Pay for what you pick. We weigh, you pay. We suggest you wear good suitable footwear taking into account the recent wet weather.
We also sell a range of ciders, apple juices, jams and honey from the shed
We will open Friday March 22, and Saturday March 23, 2019 after last weekends wet weather. With the persimmons ripening fast there will be lots to pick and there are still plenty of Quinces. Also expect some Fuji, Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples and some Chestnuts. So come and enjoy our orchard for no entrance fee
Pine Crest Orchard will open for the 2018/19 season on December 15 with the first peaches. Plums, pears, blackberries and apples will follow. Open 9 – 5 each weekend God willing. No entrance fee. Most fruit $4/kg.
John, Erica and all our great Pine Crest Orchard team
It is mid March and mid season for apples with the Fuji apples great at the moment and Jonathan, Jonagold and Golden Delicious still available. Granny Smith start in 2 weeks (March 23) and Pink Lady 2 weeks later again, around April 6 God willing. We also have limited quantities of blood plums and Chinese pears for picking.
Birds, bats and black cockatoos have inflicted heavy losses on our non-netted areas so visitors will note extra netting and curtains you need to push aside to enter the netted areas for picking.
We have the first chestnuts for the year and they are terrific. Enjoy them in a variety of ways. Roast them, micro-wave them, boil them or add them to a casserole. They taste great.
Lastly, advance notice that we will be closed on Good Friday. If you among the massive crowd that visited us last Good Friday you will understand why. God willing we will open Easter Saturday and Sunday but not Easter Monday