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Torrens Valley Orchards

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Make your life tasty

South Australian Cherries

Torrens Valley Orchards
Gumeracha, South Australia
Originally Est. 1849

Torrens Valley Orchards - Produce

Producing Australia's
finest cherries

We take great pride in growing the best cherries avaliable, however we also produce grapes and a few other fruits.

Our cherry production has to be our main focus as we produce over 1000 tonnes per year, and to  achieve our premium quallity

We grow over 20 different varieties of cherries. Our main types are: Earlise, Simco, Santina, Sequoia, Samba, Simone, Lapins, Skeena, Kordia. We also grow three main types of grapes: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot.

Cherries are native to Eastern Europe and Asia Minor regions. They are in the “drupe” or stone fruit category, belonging to the broad Rosaceae family of small tree fruits in the genus, Prunus. Several species of cherries exist.

Two popular cultivars are wild or sweet-cherry, and sour or tart-cherry.

While sweet cherries belong to the species of Prunus avium, tart variety belongs to that of Prunus cerasus.

All year round effort.

October to January
- picking then pruning
January to April
- Fertilising, Spraying and building the crop
April to July
- irrigation and orchard development
July to September
- Drainage and roadway upkeep

Cherry Nutrition

Cherries are full of nutrients and unique antioxidants.
Studies show that anthocyanins in cherries are found to act like anti-inflammatory agents by blocking the actions of
cyclooxygenase 1, and 2 enzymes.

The consumption of cherries has potential health benefits against chronic painful episodes such as gout, arthritis, fibromyalgia (a painful muscle condition) and sports injuries.

Click here for in depth cherry nutrition analysis.