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Plunkett Orchards have earned a repution for producing exceptional quality fruit.
They have been growing fruit in the Goulburn Valley at Ardmona for 120 years
Their repuation and success has been built on providing qulaity fruit for local and export markets through sustainable crop management practices and the latest fruit growing technology.
Carl and Hannah Lenne started growing fruit in 1889 in Ardmona, Northern Victoria.
Today, 120 years later, Carl and Hannah's great grandson Andrew manages the business.
In recent years, Plunkett Orchards has increased from its original size of 150 acres to 485 acres (195 ha) and produces an array of quality fruit including apples, pears, apricots, nectarines and peaches. The delicious fruits grown at Plunkett Orchards are a mix of traditional and new varieties that are picked between November and May.
Fruit is despatched to Australian markets (Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney) and export fresh markets throughout Asia, U.K. and Canada
Rigorous grading procedures ensure that fruit processed at Plunkett Orchards is of the highest quality.
The grading process is enhanced by the latest in digital scanning technology and split-second weighing equipment that sorts fruit by size into cartons, wooden fruit bins or cardboard hat bins.
Further, each piece of fruit is visually assessed by staff and rejected if size, shape or appearance does not meet set standards.
Fruit is cool stored in a modern Controlled Atmosphere facility with a capacity of 7500 bins (3700 tonnes).
If you are seeking fruit picking or packing work in the region, you can register your details with the Shepparton Harvest Labour Office ( www.cvgt.com.au ).
Their phone number is 1300 724.
We do not assist with visa applications. For more information about obtaining working visas in Australia, please refer to the immigration department - www.immi.gov.au