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

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

Unfortunately the Satsuma mandarin is coming to an end as they have all been picked.  This year the dry weather affected them and the crop is a lot smaller than usual and we lost quite a few trees due to the drought.  They still remain to be the most popular fruit here on the farm.

The Imperial is a well known mandarin, they are very popular, and this year we have a good crop.

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

Later in the season will be the Naval Orange (only a small number of trees), Emperor and Hickson mandarins along with the Nagami Cumquats which we expect to be ready in late July.

There Are Other Products at Ford’s Farm

When you visit our “shed” you will find a variety of home-made jams, chutney and cordial which are all made on the farm.

Unfortunately due to the drought our bees have suffered badly and we will not have any honey this year.  We look forward to a better year next year when we will do all we can to improve our flow of honey.

Again this year we will have a variety of infused vinegars and oils for cooking purposes.

You can purchase your favourite citrus trees from our shed, we stock all the varieties that you tried while at the farm and would be happy to give you hints as to how to look after your own tree, whether in a unit or on a house block.

Expresso Coffee, Cappuccinos and Hot chocolate are a must and made while you wait.