Ron and Cheryl Burke are the proud owners of a stunning cherry orchard in the picturesque Adelaide Hills (Lenswood). Their easy-access orchard boasts 12 varieties of cherries, ripening throughout November-January. Please check back here regularly for seasonal updates or subscribe via email on our homepage.

Ron and Cheryl would love to meet you in person and proudly guide you through their orchard.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Open New Year's Day

This is just another quick update to let you all know that there are still heaps of cherries waiting to be picked and that we are open New Year's Day.  Choice varieties we reccomend at the moment are Van, Lapin and Stella, with Sweetheart ripening over the next 3-4 days.

We are still open daily from 8.30 am - 5 pm and we ask afternoon pickers to arrive no later than 4 pm as gates are locked at 5 pm.

Below: Sameen Asim and Hareem Shaikh savouring their orchard visit.


Sunday, 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Seasons Greetings to all our customers!

The orchard is still full of cherries, with the Sir Tom variety ripening to perfection over the next 2-3 days, followed by the Sweetheart variety

Remember we are open all week, 9am to 4pm (except Christmas Day).

Below (L-R): Cameron, Scott, Libby, Edward and Simon.

 
Below: Edward and Cameron - ROCK ON!
 





Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Now trading weekdays

There is an abundance of fruit, therefore we are now open daily 9 am - 4 pm (no appointments necessary).  Our new hours will extend right through to New Years day (inclusive) but please note we are CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY.

If you're new to the orchard, look for the CHERON CHERRIES sign at the entrance of our driveway.  There are a few others signs out on Coldstore Road that may lead you astray.

Below: Charlie and his dad (top) and little Sean (bottom) had a great time last weekend and very kindly agreed to share their photos.  Anyone have any tips on gently removing cherry stains from skin? We bet every parent would love to know!

 

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

More varieties ripen

Just a quick update to advise that all varieties (except Sweetheart) are displaying ripe fruit, so even the most discerning pallet can now be catered for.

Opening hours remain the same at the moment (Sat/Sun, 9am-4pm, weekdays by appointment) but for those planning ahead, we anticipate weekday trading (without appointment) to commence on Monday 17 December.

Happy picking!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Season update

The Merchant & Chelan varieties are now fully ripe.  Thank you to all our guests so far!

Just a gentle reminder to call ahead if you're planning a weekday visit.  If the weather forecast is above 35 degrees, time your visit for the cooler, early hours of the day and don't forget your drinks, hats and sunblock.

Chelan are a firm, heart-shaped fruit with a sweet rich flavour.  The skin and flesh are mahogany in colour.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Opening times

We are excited to announce that the orchard will be open weekends from this Sunday 25 November, 9 am - 4 pm for light pickingWeekday picking is available by appointment, however appointments will not be necessary later in the season as more fruit ripens (stay tuned for developments).

PS. Blog followers may have noticed some enhancements to our home page.  Feel free to explore some of the photos, maps and cherry information listed there.  If you would like us to display a photo you have taken, please email us!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Merchant variety due to ripen in 2-3 weeks!

We are only 2-3 weeks away from picking the first variety to ripen - Merchant.  Stay tuned for more updates.

"Merchant cherries are a large heart‐shaped variety. They have dark red skin and golden‐red flesh. They are sweetly flavoured and are available early in the season."

Thursday, 1 November 2012

2012 season update

Greetings!  Welcome to the start of the 2012 cherry season. 

We hope you have all had a good year so far and we look forward to seeing you all in the orchard again soon. The blossom has been good and the bees active, so we are looking forward to a reasonable season this year.

Don't forget to sign up for email updates as ripening and opening times become available.

Warm regards
Ron and Cheryl Burke