Celebrating all things apple and pear in the Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Hills Packhouse & Orchard Tours

10th-12th & 19th August 2020

Get behind the scenes and learn about the innovation in apple and pear growing, packing and storage with a guided tour through a local orchard, packhouse or juice plant. A range of offerings available across the Hills. Rug up and enjoy the fresh air and sounds and smells of ripe apples and pears being processed. Bookings are essential.

Throughout late winter Pome Fest offers a range of different activities covering all things apple and pear in the beautiful Adelaide Hills.

10th-12th & 19th August 2020 - Pome Fest - Packhouse & Orchard Tours

Juicing Plant and Packhouse Tours

376A Lobethal Road, Ashton, SA 5137

A tour of Ceravolo Orchard and Ashton Valley Fresh’s packing shed and juicing facilities showcasing everything from fruit storage through to packing and further processing.

Tours run for an hour, commencing at 2.00 pm.

Juice will be available for purchase.

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Drury Pear Packhouse Tour

656 Paracombe Road, Inglewood, SA 5132

Visit a packing shed in the heart of pear growing country in Inglewood, learn about clean and green South Australian pear production, storage practices and packing and see a commercial pear grader in action, including a demonstration of the flow wrap line.

Tours last for approximately an hour, and commence at 10.00 am.

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Apples and pears are commonly referred to as pome fruits. The word pome is a Middle English term meaning fruit, from Anglo-French pume, pomme apple, fruit, ultimately from Late Latin pomum. It was first used in the late 14th century to describe a fleshy fruit (such as an apple or pear) consisting of an outer thickened fleshy layer and a central core usually with five seeds enclosed in a capsule.

In botany, a pome is a type of fruit produced by flowering plants in the subtribe Malinae of the family Rosaceae.