OUR CHERRY SEASON IS NOW OVER UNTIL NEXT SUMMER – LATE NOVEMBER – EARLY DECEMBER. Please check before you plan to visit as it all depends on the cherries!
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHERRY CHATTER newsletter to receive an update of the season in your mailbox. We’ll let you know when we open for pick your own and our delivery schedule.
Visit our farm on weekend mornings in season to pick your own juicy, sweet cherries or buy them freshly picked and packed. We also deliver fresh cherries to Northwest NSW.
Our premium quality cherries are ripe usually from the last week of November to mid-December. Look to our Facebook page rothfamilyorchard for updates – each season depends on the weather so be sure to check in to see when the fruit is ripe.
Cherries are sold direct through farmers markets, at the orchard, through school fundraiser drives and regional deliveries. Market cherries are packed through a packhouse to supply domestic and export markets. Direct deliveries for large orders or fundraisers can be arranged.
PICK YOUR OWN We open the gates for pick-your-own weekends in season (7:30 am – 1pm) and love seeing families enjoy the orchard. Best to come early in the morning as this is when cherries are at their best – before the days’ heat sets in. These days are run in collaboration with local volunteers raising funds for Mudgee community groups. Bring a bucket/ bags to take your cherries home. If travelling a long distance we also suggest an esky to keep the cherries cool.
We grow 5 varieties, ripening over just 3 weeks each year:
- Sambas – big and beautiful – last week of November
- Rons – Black and sweet – late November/early December
- Vans – Red & tasty – early December
- Black Star – dark, firm and full of flavour – early December
- Simone – very tasty, red to mahogany – second week of December
Our cherry orchard was planted in 2008 and 2009 in the Eurunderee region of Mudgee. Irrigated from Pipeclay Creek it is just upstream of where Adam and Katherina Roth planted Mudgee’s first wine grapes in 1858 and grew orchard fruits and fresh vegetables, supplying the Gulgong gold rush.
PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATION – the orchard and relocated church are available for photography by prior arrangement.