Ford’s Farm is a citrus orchard specialising in Mandarins.

We have four varieties of Mandarins available during our season.  The Satsuma and Imperial Mandarins are early varieties, the Emperor and Hickson Mandarins are ready later in the season. Other citrus fruit ready for picking are Tahitian Limes, Lemons, Oranges and Kaffir Limes.

The Imperial is a well known mandarin, it is very popular, and this year we have a reasonable crop the fruit is large.

The Satsumas are in abundance this year and they are a reasonable size.  The trees were impacted by the flood with water rising half way up the trees.  There is some evidence of mud remaining on the bottom of the trees and fruit, but it has not affected their flavour.

Limes are plentiful and are perfect for picking and we have an abundance.  There are only a small number of lemon and lemonade trees, but these are also ready now and will probably be picked in the first week or so.

Naval Orange (only a small number of trees) are ready.  We expect to close the farm when all the mandarins have been picked and will reopen for Emperor and Hickson mandarins along with the Nagami Cumquats probably in late July.

There is Other Produce at Ford’s Farm

All our homemade produce will be available in the shed, this includes homemade jam, chutneys, butters, oils, some honey.

Expresso Coffee, Cappuccinos and Hot chocolate will be available.