Nothing says summer like fresh straight off-the-tree apricots and plums! I came home with a big bag of plums from the orchard above and a bag of apricots from the orchard pictured below.
If you are wondering where Horotane Valley is – it’s a small valley within a valley – as it’s in the Heathcote Valley. You can get there from Port Hills Road – just look for the sign.
You’ve got to be in quick! The fruit was flying off the shelves with car loads of people coming and going.
I’ve already eaten quite a few of the apricots and the plums. Am also tempted to try out making jam for the very first time. Sounds sticky and messy, but about time I gave it ago I think.
Published on Saturday, January 5th, 2013, under The Seasons