Heritage Fruit Trees is run by Rob Pelletier with a small permanent team and casual helpers during the winter pick, pack and post. Glenview Park Farm, 145 acres of paradise, is near Beaufort in Victoria. Around 40 acres is farmed with the balance reasonably high quality and endangered Grassy Woodland and Heathy Dry Forest complex, including some trees the ecologists have suggested might be old growth. This section of the property is important for the ecosystem services it provides for us and the local area.

The property has included a nursery for at least three decades, first growing perennials for the nursery trade and then local provenance native plants for re-vegetation projects. It is now used to produce heirloom variety fruit trees, especially pomme fruits, blueberries, raspberries and ornamentals. The property includes a collection of over 500 varieties of heritage and some modern fruit tree varieties.

As well as quite a large mob of kangaroos, the farm includes our Maremmas Badger and Pippin, a small flock of alpacas and sheep, and the occasional marauding deer. All need to be fed regularly, except the deer.

dji-0279.jpgRob Pelletier

Well known to gardeners for his broadcasts on Melbourne and regional radio for 40 years including nearly 10 years presenting garden segments on Good Morning Australia, Rob has been passionate about the environment since well before it was fashionable.

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