Our first variety of cherries is Sunburst. Picking commences around the start of
December. Sunburst is a large red cherry with excellent flavour.
Our second variety is the Lapins, a dark red/mahogany firm cherry of good size and
flavour. The Lapins cherries are usually available until Christmas.
Our range of nectarines has proven very popular, with the smooth, sweet Zephyr,(maturing
February) as an optimum white-fleshed variety. This is closely followed by the likes
of Diamond Pearl, Queen Giant etc. There are 7 varieties of yellow nectarines to
complement the the range.
Willayoung Orchard grows over eighty varieties including Figs and Table Grapes.
We regularly plant the latest varieties from the USA and Europe. When selecting
varieties to plant the priority is always ‘Flavour”.
Our 13 varieties of Apricots are available from the start of December and end in
There are numerous varieties of high quality with perhaps Robada, Orange Red, Solar
Mate and Valley Gold being some of the best.
Plums ripen from mid-December onwards. Of the 20-plus varieties grown, the following
have proved popular:
Hiromi Red, Primetime, Laetitia, October Sun, as well as the ever-popular blood plums.
Our range of 23 varieties of peaches is led by Elegant Lady, a traditional yellow
peach with the acid/sugar flavour. Two of the sub-acid varieties worthy of note
are Diamond Candy, an ultra-sweet yellow, and Ice Princess, perhaps our most outstanding
white peach. Both these mature in January.