Producing Australia’s finest cherries
At Torrens Valley Orchards, we grow over 20 different varieties of cherry.
Our main types are: Earlise, Simco, Santina, Sequoia, Samba, Simone, Lapin’s, Skeena, Kordia.
We also grow three main types of grapes: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot.
Cherries are native to Eastern Europe and Asia Minor regions. They are in the “drupe” or stone fruit category, belonging to the broad Rosaceae family of small tree fruits in the genus, Prunus. Several species of cherries exist.
Two popular cultivars are wild or sweet-cherry, and sour or tart-cherry.
Fun Fact: Sweet cherries belong to the species of Prunus Avium and Tart cherries belong to Prunus Cerasus.
It’s an all year-round effort at the orchard
October to January
– Picking and then pruning.
January to April
– Fertilising, spraying, and building the crop.
April to July
– Irrigation and orchard development.
July to September
– Drainage and roadway upkeep, spraying.