Let’s fight the fly

Let’s fight the fly

After a long fruit-growing history, Harcourt has come up against a new foe. Queensland Fruit Fly is on our doorstep and threatens to abruptly end our fruit production heritage by decimating home gardens and commercial crops alike. On Thursday 5 April Megan Hill, the...
Victoria is back!

Victoria is back!

Hey Folks, I’m back at Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens for a quick visit after leaving here just over 2 years ago, at the end of my internship. While I was doing my internship, I spent months observing the orchards for flowering and fruit set times, pruned the trees,...
Orange blossom oil – a new venture

Orange blossom oil – a new venture

One of our Grow Great Fruit members is busily starting a venture harvesting orange blossom from trees on their property to distill to produce neroli, the beautiful scented orange blossom oil. Here’s her story of their first crack at it this season (and by the...
Packing shed — the slide show

Packing shed — the slide show

We’re in the middle of our annual review process, and got talking about how far we’ve come in the last few years since the flood in 2011. In the dry years we’ve had since, it’s easy to forget what it was like, so to remind you here’s a...
Autumn? Winter? Change of season…

Autumn? Winter? Change of season…

Well, hello there from the Gung Hoe patch!  As I write this the sun is warm and the sky blue, down here in central vic its amazing how unused to rain we are…a few days of grey skies and stormy clouds and it makes me appreciate the sun once again!   Don’t...
Internship reflections…

Internship reflections…

Hello again fruit lovers, Well, I’m nearly at the end of my internship — this time next week will be my last day. I can’t believe it! My stay here really has flown by, even with nearly an extra month added onto the original 3 months. I don’t feel like I’m quite ready...
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