Welcome to the Heritage Fruits Society
About the Heritage Fruits Society

The Heritage Fruits Society is a not-for-profit group based in Melbourne, Australia. Our aim is to conserve heritage fruit varieties (also known as 'heirloom fruits') on private and public land.

We enable and encourage society members to research this wide range of varieties and to inform the public on the benefits of heritage fruits for health, sustainability and biodiversity.
You can read about our history here.
You can find our list of heritage apples here.

Petty's Orchard
Petty's Orchard in Templestowe, Victoria, Australia, is one of Melbourne’s oldest commercial orchards, and it holds the largest collection of heritage/heirloom apple varieties on mainland Australia, with more than two hundred varieties of old and rare apples. The maintenance of the apple tree collection is done by Heritage Fruits Society volunteers. Anyone can come and help. Find out more!

This is all new, please let us know if something is not working by sending us an email HFS

Visit Yarra Organics @ Petty's Orchard
Organic Shop and Cafe
open Fridays and Saturdays 9am - 5:30pm
and Sundays 10am - 4:30pm.


    Upcoming events

    Sun, May 04, 2014 10:00 AM • Petty's Orchard, Templestowe
    Sun, May 11, 2014 11:00 AM • Pettys Orchard Heritage Apple Collection. Bookings Essential.
    Sat, May 17, 2014 10:00 AM • Petty's Orchard, Templestowe
    Sun, June 01, 2014 10:00 AM • Petty's Orchard, Templestowe
    Sat, June 21, 2014 10:00 AM • Petty's Orchard, Templestowe
    Sun, August 03, 2014 10:00 AM • Petty's Orchard, Templestowe
    Sat, August 09, 2014 10:00 AM • CERES Environmental Park, Cnr Roberts and Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, 3057 Vic. Australia
    Sun, August 10, 2014 10:00 AM • The Briars, Nepean Hwy, Mornington


     
     
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