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Friday, December 9, 2011

Cromwell (Lake Dunstan)

Passing by at Cromwell, we did a short stop for some picture taking on a fruit sculpture and this has become the symbol of Cromwell. The fruit symbol for this Central Otago town is made up of a supersized apple, pear, nectarine and apricot and has been presented to the town by the Rotary Club of Cromwell.

Cromwell is a town located in the Central Otago and has a population of over 4,000 and is the farthest New Zealand town from the sea. It has high temperature in summer and very cold in winter. 

Cromwell became the service centre for an extensive farming and fruit growing area. Cromwell arid climate makes the basin a unique region for cherry and apricot growing, become the largest growing area in the country for cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, apples and plums.

We went to Mrs. Jones Fruit Orchard for large selection of fresh and dry fruits available (fresh fruits, dried fruits, fruit jam, fruit candies and more). They even had a table full of fresh fruits and dried fruit for sample eating which I could'nt resist stopping myself from tasting everything on it. We brought some fresh fruit that we ate along our landtrip and brought some goods for take home (pasalubong). 

We even took a picture with the owner, Mrs. Jones.
together with Mrs. Jones and our driver guide "Kevin"
We also met a filipina lady working at Mrs. Jones Fruit Orchard and  help us recommend some delicious goods to buy. 
My friend Mom (Gigi Mom) with a Filipina worker at Jones Fruit Stall
In there you can also see a beautiful rose garden owned by Mrs. Jones and a good spot for picture taking which we took chances of taking pictures.

Jones fruit orchard is one of Central Otago's most well known orchards. Jones Family Fruit Stall offers Orchard tours, pick fruit in season, mail order fresh and dried fruit, honey and pine cones.

Jones Family Fruit Stall
489 Kawarau Gorge Road
State Highway 6, Cromwell
New Zealand
+64 3 445 02 75


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