Cedar Rose is situated on the beautiful Cedar Creek Orchard.
The orchard sells seasonal fruit, produces apple and black current juice, and operates pick your own!
Cedar Creek Orchard is a 45ha property, whos land was purchased by Hugo Silm (an immigrant from Estonia) in 1937, and it was first used as a poultry farm. The first fruit trees (apples) were planted in 1940. Hugo’s son, Roland, began to help with the expansion of the orchard when he joined the farm on completion of his schooling at Hurlstone Agricultural High School in the late 40’s. In 1980, Ron’s sons, Mark & Michael returned to the family orchard after completing their tertiary education. The business grew rapidly during the next 10 years, with tree numbers increasing from 6,500 to 30,000 during this decade. Michael chose to move into his own fruit export business in 1998, & Mark & his wife have continued on with the orchard.
The orchard is now in its 4th generation, with Damien, Mark and Lynelle's son, joining the farm in 2012. Sadly, Mark's parents, Roland and Laurel who were the backbone of the orchard, passed away in 2015. both aged 86. The business has grown into a large primary production entity, supplying fruit to Australia’s domestic markets (including Coles and Woolworths), and overseas customers in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and others. Over the years, the Apple Juice production has increased from 50,000 litres to 700,000 litres/year.
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