Heritage orchard restored in Montrose

We are feeling a tiny bit famous after making page 3 of the Saturday Mercury (01/07/18)! 
We are in the early stages of restoring an heritage orchard on our property in Montrose, which once belonged to Tasmanian bushranger Martin Cash.  Read all about Martin Cash here – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Cash .

We also named out Slatherin Sauce after him!

We had an apple tree ring counted by an arborist and he put them at over $100 years old.
That means there is a small possibility that some of the ancient fruit trees still standing may be the remnants of the old orchard planted by Martin Cash himself! 
That would make them 140 years old!

1 thought on “Heritage orchard restored in Montrose”

  1. Hello, I really enjoyed reading your blog. It was very interesting to learn about the labor involved with harvesting & cultivation.
    I have not managed yet, but still very keen to volunteer some time & come along one day.. maybe next year

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