Watkins Orchard has been a family-owned and managed operation since 1836 with the current orchard established at Wisemans Ferry in 1901 – the year of Federation – by John’s great great grandfather, Alfred Watkins.
Come and meet his grandson John Watkins. They grow Imperial, Hickson and Emperor mandarins on their land through the winter months. They also grow cumquats which are picked from the middle of July.
The orchard is open for fruit picking on weekends, public holidays and school holidays. They are a member of Freshcare, a safe food program, which enables them to meet the large supermarkets requirements for food safety.