Three generations of Orchardists in the Central Otago region dating back to the late 1800’s, the Jackson family has a solid background of knowledge and experience in producing fruit.
Kevin Jackson originally opened Jackson Orchards in the Cromwell Gorge, owning it from 1969-1989 before being forced to leave the property when the Clyde Dam was being built and flooding of the orchard was imminent.
Kevin was one of the last people to leave the Cromwell Gorge, it took a long time to find the perfect piece of land to begin the new Orchard on. Eventually choosing the 30ha block of land situated on State Highway 6 (the main highway between Queenstown and Wanaka)
Now the orchard is operated by not just Kevin, his son Mark too.
Jackson Orchards grow many varieties of cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, greengages, apples and pears during our season from November to April.
Starting in late November, weather permitting, with some of our earliest cherries
then comes the various varieties of Apricots, Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Greengages
then finally we end our season usually around April with our Apples and Pears.
The fruit is picked and packed in our own Packhouse, graded and packed for local NZ and Overseas markets plus our own Fruit Stall.