Get ready to taste the fresh new fruits of summer with the help of the Tasmanian Fruits Farm Gate Guide, launched on 20 November at the Berry Patch in Turners Beach.
The farm gate guide is perfect for locals and visitors to Tasmania in helping to source some of the freshest fruits in season – whether you're after a punnet of succulent strawberries or juicy red cherries!
There are over 40 great places to visit, with locations in Tasmania's north west, Tamar region, east and central (Scamander, Ross), south east (Sorrell, Richmond, Campania), Peninsula (Nubeena), the Channel region, Huon Valley and Derwent Valley – you can take a huge fruit tour of the whole island.
Some fruits that reach their prime in the summer months of December, January and February include blueberries, cherries, blackberries, nectarines, peaches, plums, raspberries and strawberries.
If you're spending some time in Hobart this summer, make sure to head out to Huon Valley's top fruit guide picks, one of which includes the Lucaston Park Orchards.
Apples are the orchards 'core' product, where they also grow quinces, cherries, raspberries, pears and other delicious fruits.
Make sure to also pick up some bottles of Lucaston Park Orchards brand of apple juice, which contains no added sugar, water or preservatives, and is full of flavour and nutrition.
If you have a great love of cherries, then you will probably want to make a visit to Platinum Ridge in the Huon Valley.
Looking for a gift for a friend this Christmas? Well then you can rent a cherry tree from Platinum Ridge as a unique present!
Those who rent a cherry tree will have approximately 10kg of premium fruit (based on cropping and season variables), a tree cared for by professional orchardists, a personalised rental e-certificate that confirms the tree number and location, notification of the upcoming harvest, priority on the booking date to pick and more!
There are a number of other special gems to discover in Tasmania's fruit growing regions – so make sure to download your copy (PDF) of the Tasmanian Fruits Farm Gate Guide now!