2020 harvest begins

January 3, 2020

As we begin the year 2020, many parts of Australia are in a prolonged drought, water supplies are limited and much of the country is on fire. We feel for those involved in or suffering from these difficult conditions. Not a nice way to start a new decade. At Palm Creek Plantation, we survived the … Read More >>

A first taste of the 2018 season

January 24, 2018

We are very excited that our 2018 Achacha season is now underway and the crop is looking very encouraging. This marks the 6th year we have been growing our fruit chemical free using regenerative agricultural principles and biodynamic methods.  Visitors to the plantation have commented how healthy and robust our trees are looking. The pickers … Read More >>

Having problems locating Achachas in your area?

January 25, 2017

Most retailers will, by now, have heard of the Achacha. If you have trouble locating it in your area, talk to your local fruit store owner or manager, who will be able to source supplies through our wholesale agents in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. If this fails, please contact us at fruit@achacha.com.au and we will … Read More >>

Inaugural Burdekin Horticulture Forum

October 30, 2016

North Queensland Dry Tropics, our region’s Natural Resource Management organisation, organised this very successful Forum at our Plantation in October. Excellent speakers came from the north and the south to discuss all things to do with tropical horticulture, potential new crops, marketing and the formation of a local food hub. Chef Clayton Donovan gave us … Read More >>

Palm Creek Festival

June 27, 2016

Each year about 8,000 music fans descend on the Palm Creek Festival, a family-friendly event held in a beautiful tropical location opposite our Plantation at the foot of Mt Elliot. Musicians arrive from afar and afficionados are not disappointed with the quality of the presenters. Food and other stalls help to provide a fun long … Read More >>

Feast of the Senses

April 23, 2016

Each year Feast of the Senses in held in Innisfail, an hour south of Cairns, to showcase tropical fruits. We are always amazed to see the variety of tropical fruit grown in North Queensland and the delicious dishes the visiting celebrity chefs demonstrate for us. Our stall is always very popular. Last year the Governor … Read More >>

Honey honey honey!

October 6, 2016

Yes! We have a limited supply of Achacha Blossom Honey again this season. Last year people were disappointed not to find Achacha Honey on shop shelves. Normally our apiarist brings in clean hives when our flowering commences, taking them away as soon as the flowering finishes, to ensure that the honey produced is essentially from … Read More >>

Ending 2015, the beginning of Achacha in 2016!

December 21, 2015

Apologies for our lack of news this year. We’ve had a long dry period – virtually no rain since March. And very little cool weather during the winter. As a result other tropical fruits in the area have exhibited unusual behaviours – mango growers have had two flowerings, small fruit, small crops, with an eight … Read More >>

Achacha @ Noosa International Food Festival

May 15, 2015

Due to being a Finalist again in the prestigious ABC Delicious Produce Awards, in the Earth category, we were invited to have a stall at the Noosa International Food Festival. As our fruit was out of season in May we offered samples of sorbet from fozen Achacha pulp made by Boyd of Amo Gelato who, … Read More >>