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CHERRY TIME

Mar 16, 2015 Comments Off on CHERRY TIME

A wide number of cherry varieties are grown in Lenswood and Forest Range. Stella and Lapin are the dominant varieties grown. There is a wide range of other varieties grown based primarily on the market niche of a region/grower. Merchant, Stella, Lapin, Sweetheart and Simone are the main varieties grown. Bing, Supreme, Empress, Van, Summit, […]

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APPLE TIME

Mar 15, 2014 No Comments

South Australia has a long history of apple growing, starting in the Adelaide Hills in the 1860’s.  It produces around 10% of Australia’s apple production, predominantly Cripps Pink (sold as Pink Lady®), Royal Gala, Fuji and Granny Smith, although there is a strong trend towards planting newer varieties of Rockit®, MiApple®, Red Love, Jazz™, Kanzi™ […]

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WINE

Feb 17, 2014 No Comments

The biggest change in land use in this region came in the 1980s when planting grapes for wine production began.  The cool wet climate is well suited to grape growing and planting has expanded such that Lenswood is now a recognised sub-region of the Adelaide Hills Wine Region and the name Lenswood was entered on […]

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