Hotson's Cherry Farm - Chiltern Victoria
Delight in the taste of top quality freshly picked cherries direct from the farm gate. A delicious seasonal treat carefully picked and packed for your convenience. Hotson's Cherries are sold at the farm gate, which is situated 1.5km off the Hume Highway between Albury/Wodonga and Wangaratta and close to the townships of Rutherglen, Beechworth and Yackandandah.
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Lois and Bill Hotson have been growing cherries at Chiltern since 1982 together with an Angus beef cattle enterprise on their 450 hectare farm. The 4 hectare orchard has approximately 2500 trees and are grown in granite soils on the side of a rocky hill - conditions ideal for cherries. The Cherry trees flower in spring with fruit ready to pick from early November until Christmas. The ripe cherries are hand-picked with care in the early morning before it gets too hot, transported to the packing shed where they are put into a hydro-cooler showering refrigerated cold water over the cherries. Maintaining a cold environment from picking to consumption is very important to maintain fruit quality and increase their shelf life.
Cherries have important health benefits being high in antioxidants, a good source of fibre, rich in minerals and vitamins especially vitamin C and they are cholesterol free. A 100 gram serve of cherries has only 60 calories, it's is an ideal snack for everyone including diabetics and can be enjoyed at home or on the road.
The Cherry season usually runs from early November until late December.
We're open daily 10-4 and other times by appointment during the season.
Cherries are sold in 1kg and 2kg punnets and 5kg boxes at the farm gate.
Hotson's Cherries are sold wholesale to supermarkets, green grocers and restaurants in the surrounding areas of Chiltern, Albury, Wodonga, Corowa, Howlong, Myrtleford, Rutherglen, Yackandandah.
We also sell to organised bus tour groups by prior appointment.
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Sat Nav Co-ordinates
We are located 1.4km off the Hume Freeway at 143 Old Cemetery Road Chiltern Vic. Take the turnoff for "Old Cemetery Road" which is sign posted on the Freeway between Chiltern and Springhurst. You will see the packing shed on the left, turn into the yard and plenty of parking is available