Jackson Orchards is a family owned and operated Orchard based just outside of Cromwell. Central Otago is renowned for the rich, flavoursome stonefruits grown in the region. Cold crisp winters, hot dry summers, and a low annual rainfall combined with the rich mineral soils of a former gold-mining area provide the optimum conditions for producing fruit. Jackson Orchards grow a variety of cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, greengages, apples and pears during their season from November to April. Shop our fruit stall via the below link, or better yet pop in and say hi! Central Otago's tastiest, freshest tour operates most days of the year, on the hour from 9am to 4pm.
Another stop for fruit.
We enjoyed the orchard tour at Jackson Orchards. We got to pick fruits off the trees ourselves and was taught about the various fruits that Jackson Orchards planted. We really enjoyed their cherries. Unfortunately when we arrived the trees that had sweeter peaches were not ready to be harvested yet so we did not pick much of the peaches. We later got some ice cream made from fresh fruits which were simply delicious.
Would recommend if you are on your way through wanaka!
Fresh fruit ice cream - yum!
We drove through Cromwell on our way to Wanaka from Queenstown. Randomly looked up somewhere for fruits as we had seen the fruit sculpture and this came up. We are so glad that it did! The real fruit ice cream is so creamy and delicious! It was nice having a look at the fruit and veges, honeys, chutneys and relishes. A nice stop for an afternoon break.