Pick a winner! 

November 29, 2014

Predictions should be left to oracles, gamblers and astrologers.  The Achacha is certainly on its way, however we are not sure about the exact date.  We guess that early January might be the time as we normally follow the mango season, which is much later than usual this year and looks like continuing into Janaury. … Read More >>

Helping hands

October 30, 2014

Palm Creek Plantation is going through a transition to bio-dynamic agriculture.  There have been few precedents to follow given we have a new fruit, being grown on a relatively large scale, in the tropics. We are constantly trialling new techniques and new ideas.  This means we welcome all the help we can get and luckily the biodynamic … Read More >>

Flowers, flowers, flowers

September 30, 2014

The Achacha are self-pollinating and thus do not depend on insects or animals to do this kind of work.  Regardless, from September to November the trees are awash in flowers which attract all sorts of creatures.  The bees have taken to the Achacha blossom with gusto and the honey flavour itself is quite particular – … Read More >>

Bees arrive

August 31, 2014

Flowering starts and here come the bees – 40 triple hives this year. We place them in a central area where they are surrounded by Achacha trees, and are no more than 1.5km from the most distant tree. They fly up to two kilometres looking for pollen so we simplify their travel. And another visitor … Read More >>

Palm Creek Festival 

June 29, 2014

The plantation is located directly opposite Mountainview Eco Camp – site of the annual Palm Creek Festival of Music. With over 2,500 happy campers and a variety of top-class performers, this is a major event in the district, and sells out in a couple of days. With the fruit out of season, we have a … Read More >>

Friends for the Achachas

May 29, 2014

At Palm Creek Plantation we are planting other trees to complement the Achachas.  We have some mature coconut trees and are now trialling different varieties of dwarf ones, in spots that were hit by Cyclone Yasi. We are also increasing the variety of tropical fruits which we grow. We have a small number of pawpaws, soursop, … Read More >>

Visits

July 30, 2014

With cold weather in the south, who wouldn’t want to have some time on a working farm in the sunny north? Friends and rellies arrive and help with the day to day work, and enjoy the use of our quad bikes.    

Our Creek

March 30, 2014

Palm Creek cuts through the middle of the property and contains a variety of fauna and flora which we feel improves the plantation – except for the feral pigs which we don’t encourage! This biodiversity includes birdlife. A couple of members of a Townsville bird group popped into the plantation and counted some 27 varieties of … Read More >>

What’s been happening at the Achacha Plantation

January 29, 2014

Over the winter period we’ve been working hard at the plantation on being kind to our soil. In June we facilitated a very successful biodynamic workshop with Hamish Mackay from BD2024 and Ken Mason, a long time organic and biodynamic citrus grower.  There were 20 enthusiastic participants from many walks of life all learning together. Since then … Read More >>

On your blocks for the 2014 Achacha season

January 4, 2014

The main harvest started last Friday and 20 pallets are expected to leave the plantation next Tuesday headed for Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne wholesale makes for distribution to retailers.  A pallet to Adelaide will follow soon. (More text to follow)