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in Australia's National Capital where, during the apple season, you can drive through our orchard to our apple shop, and buy freshly-picked fruit.

Because we pick and sell our fruit when it is at its peak there are times when we sell out and are, temporarily, closed. See below for the current situation and what we are selling.

We are NOT a pick-it-yourself orchard.


The 2023 crop was quite light, so our season ended much sooner than usual.

See you in Februiary 2024

Updated 27 May 2023


For years we have been collecting, and trying, apple recipes. We also have accumulated pear and quince recipes. If you would like to see them email us at: ken@kerrisonsorchard.com.au. No charge.

Pialligo, where Kerrison's Orchard is located, is a semi-rural area barely 5 kilometres from Australia's Parliament House.

It is one of the earliest European-settled areas of Australia. Robert Campbell settled in Pialligo in 1825 - only 38 years after the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney (and 13 years before Queanbeyan was established). Robert Campbell was a merchant and a politician - a member of the first NSW Legislative Council. He named his property Duntroon after his family estate in Scotland.

In 1911 the property became the site of the Royal Military College - (established on the recommendation of Lord Kitchener).

In the 1930s, under the Burley Griffin plan, land was released in Pialligo for small horticultural enterprises to serve Canberra. (Griffin talked about 'truck farms').

Today Pialligo has orchards, retail nurseries, vineyards, horses, peacocks. Few residents and no kerbs or gutters. Lots of birds - a pleasant place to live (and to visit - tens of thousands of people from Canberra and elsewhere come to Pialligo every year). For more history see: The Early History of the ACT

Growing Apples
Customers often ask us about growing and caring for apple trees. Click on Grow Your Own for what we tell them. If this does not address your problem then email us at: ken@kerrisonsorchard.com.au. (And, no, we don't use wooden bins - we often get requests from people wanting them to make raised vegetable gardens. We have never used them and don't have any)

Canberra High School 1946-1950 Reunions
Click here for photos.

Kerrison's Orchard
5 Beltana Rd
Pialligo ACT 2609
Email ken@kerrisonsorchard.com.au

Phone 02 6257 4460 (but we are farmers and email is best).

Last Updated: 18 May, 2021