Thank you so much for your generous support during the 2015-2016 season.
This is a great season but also a tough season for Sorell fruit farm, as we have experi-enced a quite intense El Nino during the past summer. Tasmania had the hottest Christmas for the last 76 years, with the severest drought it has been for 30 years.t
The higher temperature and the draught has stimulated a better quality of our fruits, as well as the earlier ripening for all the fruits, 2 weeks for cherry and almost 30 days for apricot!
However, such heat and draught have also massively accelerated the ending time of all the fruit species we have. Considering the health and safety of all customers, we stick on our principle of avoiding use extra chemical spray which might help us to extend the fruit season.
At this period, we are facing the fact of fruit insufficient. In order to not disappoint more customers, we made this hard decision that we will close the farm on 7th April. We will also start our winter maintenance as usual, in the meanwhile, we will also close our cafe and gift shop.
We sincerely apologize for all the inconvenience. And we promise we will have much more and better fruit next season.
Sorell Fruit Farm
30th Mar 2016
In 1987 Bob Hardy and Elaine Hardy decided to move from Sandy Bay to the country to
establish a fruit farm that would provide a very wide range of fruits that people could pick
themselves. At the time Bob, a graduate in agricultural science, and an expert in entomology
(study of insects) and horticulture was working with the Department of Primary
Industries and Elaine, a graduate in early infant education, was working at the Fahan