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“Smith Gully Orchards” at Montacute in the Adelaide Hills is operated by brothers Rob and Charlie Smith, along with their father Ray, Rob’s wife Jenny, and their families.
Rob and Charlie are sixth generation growers of numerous fruit and vegetable lines coupled with some more unique lines of produce.
Today we are mainly growing Cherries, Lemons, Apples and Figs for the fresh fruit market. Currently we also grow from late December until early May Beetroot, Swedes and Turnips.
Their expertise now lies in growing many varieties of fruit, including Apples, in particular Royal Gala, Fuji, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Pink Lady and Golden Delicious.
Established in Paracombe South Australia, in the 1920’s by Harris James Gilmour (Melvyn Gilmour’s grandfather), Gilmours Orchards has grown from a dairy, poultry, mixed fruit and vegetable farm into the exclusively pear and quince orchard it is today.
Operated by Mel, his wife Gloria, son Rohan and Rohan’s wife Sharon, Gilmours Orchards tends to over 15,000 trees growing varieties such as Packhams Triumph, Corella, Beurre Bosc, Red D’Anjou and Williams.
We are proud suppliers of South Australia’s largest independent supermarkets and many smaller greengrocers.
Try a Gilmours Orchards pear today!
Our family has had 6th generations in the fruit and vegetable industry and I can’t wait to introduce it to my 7th generation at home.
It’s rewarding to see crops go from seeds to harvest to the market floor to sell from one family to another.
I was born into this industry 35 years ago and that’s where I want to stay.
Pick a Local Pick SA! has raised $75,000 for Adelaide Hills’ growers and their families to assist in the recovery following significant crop damage caused by the recent bushfires.
Local foodie Callum Hann has been Pick a Local, Pick SA!'s brand advocate for a number of years. However, young or old, celebrity or not, we encourage all South Australians to become advocates of Pick a Local, Pick SA!