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South Australians once again urged to crunch into Hailstorm Heroes

South Australia’s top foodies are calling on shoppers to support local apple growers whose new season fruit has once again been left dotted with hail marks.   Last November, a severe hailstorm hit the Adelaide Hills impacting apples as they were just beginning to grow. Eighty-five per cent of the state’s apple crop is grown

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Pick a Pink Lady® Weekend 2018

Pick a Pink Lady® Weekend is coming back for 2018! When: Saturday 5th May and Sunday 6th May 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm each day. Where: There are 3 family run orchards participating again this year …. Harrisville Orchards – 72 Harris Road, Lenswood (see Harrisville Orchards) Mahnew Orchards – 640 Swamp Road, Lenswood (see Mahnew Orchard)

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Remembering Doug Bishop – a giant of the fruit industry

Doug Bishop sadly passed away on the 9th October 2017 at the age of 94. Doug was a significant contributor to the fruit industries in South Australia, and indeed, Australia, as well as to the community within the Adelaide Hills. Douglas Alan Bishop was born on March 30, 1923 in Basket Range to William and

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Pick a Pink Lady Weekend – 6th & 7th May 2017

Pick a Pink Lady Weekend is on again this year and we are thrilled to announce that there will be 3 participating orchards at different locations around Lenswood, each offering different views and orchard experiences. Otherwood Orchard is joining Mahnew Orchard and Harrisville Orchard this year, with over 13 generations of fruit growing experience between

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It’s nearly show time again

It is nearly that time of year again, with the Royal Adelaide Show only days away. Running from Friday 2nd September to Sunday 11th September, this year’s show will once again feature local award winning apples, pears and cold juice and the infamous apple and pear slinkies – the best values and healthiest snacks available

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SA Apple Coop Sizes up the Future of Fruit

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has cut the ribbon on a $5m high-specification new packing line that will speed Adelaide Hills-based farmers cooperative Lenswood Apples into further international expansion. The apple pre-sizer line installation has been supported by the Government of South Australia’s Regional Development Fund through Primary Industries and Regions SA, enabling the farmer-owned

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Pick a Pink Lady Weekend 2016 Event Details

Pick a Pink Lady Weekend is back this year by popular demand. For all the details, download the event flyer below 2016 Pick a Pink Lady Weekend Flyer or follow us through social media Facebook: http://facebook.com/SouthAussieApple Twitter: @SAaplnpear  

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Pick a Pink Lady Weekend – back for 2016!!

SAVE THE DATE – SATURDAY 30 APRIL & SUNDAY 1ST MAY Pick a Pink Lady Day is on again in 2016 in the glorious Adelaide Hills. Stay tuned for more details or follow us on Faceboook at www.facebook.com/SouthAussieApple or on Twitter at @SAaplnpear for all the details and updates on this fun-filled family event.  

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Managing fruit for optimum postharvest quality

Apples and pears have a long history of being able to be stored for long periods of time, traditionally in Europe being kept in cool cellars through winter time. Technology and knowledge has evolved over time such that nowadays high quality apples and pears can be enjoyed all year round. The management, treatment and storage

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Future Orchards 2015

Great turnout for Future Orchards in Lenswood.   This is what is Future Orchards? Australia’s highly acclaimed program for apple and pear growers to learn about ways to improve their orchard management from national and international experts.  

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Have a say…

If you wish to have a say about how food and drink should be labelled to show country of origin, you can participate in the federal government survey.   visit the Choice website

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