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The Coal Creek apricot block is over 70 years old. Our fruit get over 300 hours of below-zero temperatures throughout the winter, which with our hot and dry summer give them their distinct Central Otago sweetness and flavour.

We have apricots available from early January to mid-February.

Season-dependent, we also have processing grade apricots available - perfect for making jams, chutneys and desserts, please contact us for ordering.


Varieties available:


Large oval, yellow skinned fruit that are freestone with sweet and juicy flesh that ripens over a long season. Can be eaten fresh or used for preserving. Available early January.


Clutha Gold

Clutha Gold is a cross between a Sundrop and a Moorpark. They are a large, oval apricot and are great for eating fresh. Skin is orange with a lovely red blush. Flesh is firm but melting, with the classic apricot flavour that everyone knows and loves. Available mid-January.



One of the most traditional apricots. Known for their superb flavour with a yellowy skin. Perfect for eating fresh, bottling and preserving. It is our last apricot of the season, available usually at the end of January.


Seasonal Apricots

Our current seasonal apricots are heritage varieties - either Dundonald or Early Moorpark.

They come from and block of 70+ year old trees that haven't been thinned or pruned in years therefore the fruit is of various sizes. The fruit are completely sprayfree.


We have some other varieties available throughout the season also, so check out the seasonal option and keep an eye on the Picking Guidelines for updated information.


Taking care of your fruit

Upon arrival, we recommend that you store your fruit at ~4 degrees. This helps keep your fruit fresh and lasting longer (if you don't eat it all!).

We take a lot of care when picking and packing the fruit that is delievered to you and we want to make sure that it is perfect for you when you go to eat it.


Please note that online ordering opens the week prior to picking, if you are wanting to pre-order then contact us to arrange this.


  • Next Dispatch Dates

    26 March 2024

  • Picking timeframe

    Sundrop - New Year,   

    Clutha Gold - Mid January, 

    Moorpark - end of January

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