June Event – Truffles & Passionfruit
|Date -||10am start|
|Time -||Sunday June 14 th 2015|
|Where -||Heatherlea Oaks Truffiere
Sorrensons Road – [off Heatherlea East Rd]
|Bring -||Your lunch, a coat and suitable footwear and any surplus plants/trees/seeds or related horticultural produce for a ‘bring & buy’ to supplement branch funds.|
Arthur and Linda own an established block of inoculated oak and hazelnut trees yielding quality truffles supplying up-market restaurants in Auckland and Wellington – fetching a return of $3000.00 /kg.
Expect an informative insight into the delicacy along with a truffle–hunting demo using their purpose-bred dog. Aside from the truffles, this spectacular property offers lakes, wetlands, native/exotic plantings, sweeping lawns and gardens.
After lunch …[around 1pm-ish]
Passion Valley Orchard
31B Koputaroa Road
Another inspiring property, built from scratch by Mike & Marilyn Forster starting with bare land. Which now includes planted wetlands/lakes, an impressive self-constructed home and in the past 3 years a 600 vine passion-fruit growing complex – all under cover. Producing quality fruit for export and local trade.