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10kg Orange Box Fresh from The Orchard Now $21 Save $17 [Excl. TAS/NT/WA] @ Farmhouse Direct

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***Please note orders placed today will be picked this Sunday the 20th and posted the following day.

Farmhouse Direct are offering free shipping across Fresh Citrus Directs range of citrus fruit. This gives saving of up to 48% off.

Fresh Citrus Direct is a family citrus growing business from the Riverland of SA. They pick your fruit to order meaning it stays on the tree until ordered and is posted within 24hrs of picking once weekly on a Monday.

Buy direct from the grower and get the freshest fruit available.

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  • +1 vote

    Are there Any mandarins or mandarin mixes allowed with this mate

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      Just oranges left at this time of year sorry.
      We've finished picking our other varieties now.

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        Just ordered a 15 KG box of juicing oranges mate , approx how many oranges is needed to fill a 500 ml glass ( answer if u have the time ) cheers . .

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          Generally you'll get about 50% juice from an oranges so you'd need 1kg to get 500mL.
          These oranges will weigh between 150-250g so you'd need roughly 4-7 oranges depending on size and how well you can squeeze them.

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      Any choc oranges?

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    What about lemon and blood oranges?

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      What about lemon

      grow your own…

      • +2 votes

        Not a bargain. Requires lots of time and water.

        • +6 votes

          Requires lots of time and water.

          Mine don't and they're full of lemons.

          Got the trees from Woollies about a year ago for about $10 each…

        • +29 votes

          @jv:

          Mine don't and they're full of lemons.

          This may explain some of your sourness

        • +3 votes

          @SBOB:

          This may explain some of your sourness

          I hear you grow grapefruit…

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          @jv: WTF?!

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          @Bellpop:

          WTF?!

          The Fruit is on the trees, in the backyard…

        • +1 vote

          @jv:
          Becareful with the pesticide as it may eradicate you.

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          @Peanut money:

          Becareful with the pesticide

          Don't use any… It kills the bees.

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          @jv:

          I hear you grow grapefruit…

          its what gives me my zing…

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      Just oranges left at this time of year sorry.
      We've finished picking our other varieties now.

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    How is this a bargain? My local fruit shop has oranges all the time for under $1.50/kg, often under $1/kg, Australian grown…

    • +3 votes

      How much to ship from your local fruit ship?

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        These guys get free shipping from Australia post as they are sponsors of this program. Makes it real easy for these guys.

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      also probably picked last season and cold stored until now…

  • +1 vote

    This deal appears to be for juicing oranges…

    "A box full of oranges that are not quite up to standard"

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      Presumably Colworth's 'visual' standards. I'm sure they'll be more than edible, not just for juicing.
      "…I don't care about spots on my apples, Leave me the birds and the bees…"

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    Hi Rep, what else can we choose other than oranges?

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      Nothing much unfortunately, all of our other varieties have finished up for the season now.
      We'd love them to be ripe all year round but that's not how it works.

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        I missed the bananas sold in your last free shipping deal. What about bananas?

  • +1 vote

    Hi rep, are tangelos still available?

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    Just oranges available at this time of the year.
    We have finished picking our other varieties now.

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    Op just curoius would the fresh picked ones taste much different from the supermarket ones?

    • +7 votes

      Yes and that's exactly the reason we started to sell online direct from our farm in the first place. It cuts down a lot of time the fruit normally spends going through the conventional routes and so you are getting it only a few days old rather than a few weeks to a few months old as you are in the shops. You'll notice the fruit tastes a lot brighter, vibrant and fragrant. The skins are also more plump and since they are not waxed or machine graded the zest is more flavorful and full of its natural oils than worn out store fruit.

      • +8 votes

        I have personally been pretty badly burnt by ordering from Farmhousedirect. Not this stall / grower, but I'm finding that it from both my fruit orders have ended up making me feel that FHD is used as a bit of a dumping ground for 3rd quality or close to rotting fruit - stuff they can't sell or have to dump so they sell it online. Shipping speed has been great though. But there are two sellers there I'd never use again, and am pretty shy on the whole idea now. Out of 5 orders, 3 were terrible. The other two were not fresh produce.

        The idea of FHD is fantastic though. I really think they need more control around it though with being able to deal with sellers using it to dump rubbish.

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          Are you prepared to share names of sellers with whom you've had bad experiences so we can avoid? I've not had anything but great produce from FHD.

        • +7 votes

          @Hen: Well, Eureka Farm had what I'd call third class fruit. It didn't taste too bad, but skins were horrific, size irregular and deformed. The stuff from Timbrebongie Citrus was 20% bordering on rotten, 5% mouldy, and 50% just overripe and needing immediate juicing and refrigeration. So about 25% of the box was OK fruit. I also had some issue with Apostle Whey shorting me, but they sorted it - but it was pretty disappointing experience. Nothing wrong with their products though.

          I'll remove this if a mod asks me, as I'm not sure if I'm breaking some rule here.

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          @Mobe1969: thanks Mobe. What bad luck/service. Noted and will avoid. So far so good with all the fruit we've bought. Not worried about the OP as we've bought here before.

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          @Mobe1969: i can vouch for these guys. We're just finishing our last 10kg box and haven't had a bad bit of fruit yet. Their oranges were awesome but i dont know what i'd do with 10kg of them lol

    • +8 votes

      Purchased the recent 15kg mixed deal from OP https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/206281#comment and it was excellent. Oranges should be of a high quality - Definitely recommend.

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        Yeah the number of votes there would lead me to trust this grower at FHD.

        • +1 vote

          To those reading the comments, I've personally ordered twice (10kgs at a time) from this Grower and the fruit is fantastic.

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        Yep, was impressed too. Had a freshness I hadn't smelt for a while. Gave 2 kg away, ate the other 8 kg myself within two weeks.

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          Did u refrigerate for the 2 weeks or they held up at ambient temperature

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          @kamban:

          Held up at ambient fine.

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          @Janko: thanks mate , for the update

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    Hi Rep, are these oranges the same variety as the ones you sold last month?

    • +4 votes

      No they are a different variety.
      They are a late maturing seedless orange that is slightly smaller and tighter skinned than a Navel.
      Given the skin is a bit tighter they will keep really well if stored properly.
      They don't have a navel end and so you get a bit more flesh per fruit.
      They also don't contain much limonin (the compound that turns navel juice bitter when stored) and so the juice keeps very well. They are a very good dual purpose fruit with great flavour, best peeled with a knife but perfect for that orange salad at your next BBQ

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        Will they last over 2 weeks if keep in the fridge?

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          Yep will last 2 weeks in the fridge no worries, that is the best place to keep them. You do have to keep a bit of an eye on them just because we don't put a fungicide on them when packing like most conventional fruit.

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          @tlarnold: Thank you!

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        Have you got any orange salad recipes?

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          google might…

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    cool website, i didn't know about these guys =)

  • +4 votes

    Are they available in any other colours?

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      you want unripe i.e green?

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        I was after a darker colour

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          I see :)

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    Ordered 20kg box..loved my previous order and the fresh juices.
    They are perfectly fine for eating as well..

    I need to know how to use the orange remains effectively…(skin n juicing leftover)

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      candied orange peel for the skins. The pulp should compost alright

  • +2 votes

    I just made an order, first time using a service like this. Good luck me!

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    Is it $21 for the Juice box?

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      Yes thats right.

  • +1 vote

    I would recommend it, the taste is very good (Very strong compare to super market). However, the waiting time for the last order took almost two weeks before it arrive to your door.

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    Thanks, ordered one.

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    Thanks OP.

    Family should be happy!

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    THANKS put in a order for 1 why not better to keep it local

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    Do you deliver after 6pm on weeknights in Sydney? I am working before then and there is nowhere for it to be left at my house

    • +2 votes

      We send through the post, so not sure how that works for you. Maybe send it to a friend who can receive it and pick it up from there after hours?

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    Ordered. I'm looking forward to trying some better oranges. Will probably give a friend half of my order though.

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    Are they organic?

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    Orange Box $21 —>2+1 = Offtopic post confirmed

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    I was just wondering when you guys would have promotion again :)

    OP, are these juice oranges good for eating though?

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    They're the same variety as the premium oranges just they are the rougher looking fruit is odd shaped, bit small, bit big or scratched. They'll get picked at exactly the same time so they'll be just as tasty and just as Fresh but just won't look as good as the premium oranges.

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    bought. thank you

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    sorry to rant but hate how you have to register.. sometimes some people buy one item from a website and then if later i decide, then i'll join but seeing as I will only just buy this once thanks to ozb then i wouldn't have joined or is it just me?

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    support local business, just bought 15kg OP :)

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    Deal expired. Next time then …

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    I have to say their oranges are something.

    From the last deal, I left the oranges in the box it came in on the kitchen floor. Never put them in the fridge (haha no space) and they're still going fresh!

    No mold or degradation yet! And it's been months! I find citrus from the supermarket goes mushy and moldy after 2 weeks! At first their oranges were a little raw but now they're so sweet I use them for desert on a hot day.

    Really recommend these guys and their fruit. Would buy more but haven't finished mine yet.

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    Oh damn! Missed out! Pretty much finished the last 10kg order…was hoping to get some more and missed the deal

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    Fruit is in the post, we hope you enjoy your properly ripe & fresh Oranges direct from our farm.
    I'll be updating order statuses this morning
    Tracking numbers will be sent when I do that.

    Have a look at them here.

    https://instagram.com/p/76EwtOHQ0E/

    Thanks for the support once again.
    Cheers
    Tim

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      hi there,

      order# 20150916200281

      is anyone received the orange? I still not received mine, is not that fresh anymore then.. :(

      the tracking said "Fri 18 Sep 2015 15:45 Shipping information received by Australia Post" i assume you print the label at that date as you said on your post pick on 20 sep. are you already post mine?

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        I just checked the tracking on your order and it looks as though it will be delivered today so keep an eye out.

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    They were picked on Sunday and posted Monday. We do it like this so they get delivered before the weekend, making the fruit only a few days off the tree when it arrives. Fruit in the shops is generally at least 3-4weeks old before you purchase just because of the way conventional processing/sales system works. If your fruit arrives within the week, as we aim to have happen, then you are miles ahead in freshness compared to store purchased fruit.

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    Mine got delivered today (Melb)

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      All oranges like last time; still heaps better then the ones in the supermarket but not as good as last order.
      The ones last time had a very nice orangey flavour

      Still would order next time the free shipping pops up