Central Otago cherries

Our premium quality cherry varieties

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Sonnet

Sonnet

Dates: Harvesting week three and four, December 

Description: Sonnet is a large, bright and glossy heart shaped cherry. The inside of the sonnet cherry is a lighter colour with a clear juice giving it a bright translucent redness. A very sweet and desirable flavour.

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Samba

Samba

Dates: Harvesting week three and four, December 

Description: Samba is a self-fertile tree which produces bright, dark red fruit. The shape is that of a flat heart and is a very crunchy, juicy cherry.

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Santina

Santina

Dates: Harvesting week three and four, December 

Description: The Santina cherry is a medium sized fruit with moderately sweet flavour. It is highly productive and offers a longer harvest window. It is visually appealing with a glossy black, bright lustre.

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Stella

Stella

Dates: Harvesting week four, December 

Description: This cherry is dark red and sweet. Its appearance is an attractive heart-shape.

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Rainier

Rainier

Dates: Harvesting week one, January 

Description: The rainier cherry is a large and sweet fruit. At maturity, it appears white and yellow, with a red blush and white flesh. When produced well it is a juicy, sweet fruit.

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Lapin

Lapin

Dates: Harvesting week one and two, January 

Description: This mid-season favourite is a large firm fruit which is deep red in colour, almost mahogany. This round-heart shaped cherry was named after Dr. Karl Lapin who saw the need to develop a self-fertile cherry.

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Sweetheart

Sweetheart

Dates: Harvesting week two, three and four, January 

Description: Sweethearts are large, crunchy red fruit with a dark red flesh. This is quickly becoming one of the districts major export varieties.

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Staccato

Staccato

Dates: Harvesting week four of January and week two and three of February

Description: The staccato is a late season variety and a large, firm and glossy fruit. It is a crunchy red and black colour, with a sweet and juicy burgundy flesh.

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Sandra Rose

Sandra Rose

Dates: Harvesting week four, December 

Description: A very attractive dark red cherry with exquisite flavour, with a beautiful glossy dark red skin and dark flesh. Sandra Rose brings the full package: outstanding flavour, large size and excellent looks.

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Regina

Regina

Dates: Harvesting week two, January 

Description: Regina is an important European cherry recently introduced to New Zealand. This aromatic cherry is very firm and crunchy. 

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Romance

Romance

Dates: Harvesting week two, three and four, January 

Description: Trust Kiwi's to improve an already lovely variety, this mutation of Lapins has a reputedly larger size and firmness to their parentage - a true "romance".

The best Central Otago cherries

At Pure Pac, we strive to produce the highest quality Central Otago cherries. This is why such care and attention goes into the whole process, right down to the selection of cherries grown. Only the sweetest, juiciest cherries make it to you.

Produce calendar

Our cherries are available from December until February! Just in time for an extra special treat at Christmas or for Chinese New Year.

Varieties Dec 2020 Jan 2021 Feb 2021
Week I Week II Week III Week IV Week I Week II Week III Week IV Week I Week II Week III Week IV
Sonnet
Samba
Santina
Stella
Sandra Rose
Rainier
Lapin
Regina
Romance
Sweetheart
Staccato

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