Barham Avocados has today launched its online store for the 2013/2014 season, with orders for the Fuerte variety to be sent out in the second week of August.
Barham Avocados grows four varieties of delicious avos at Horseshoe Bend, the 800-hectare family farm of Tim and Katrina Myers, located on the banks of the Murray River, just outside the small town of Barham.
The Bacon variety – smooth-skinned, pea-green and nutty flavoured – is the first cab off the rank when the season starts in July/August, followed by the slender-necked Fuerte in September. The familiar rich-tasting Hass, with its rough, dark-green skin that deepens to royal purple as it ripens, is available from October to December and then Barham Avocados’ specialty, the creamy, emu egg-shaped Reed is picked from January until March.
“Our avocados are grown pesticide-free, lovingly tended to and picked and packed by hand. We think we grow the best tasting avos around; it’s lovely to have the quality reinforced by the team at delicious and the Produce Awards judges” says Katrina Myers.
Their online store enables the Myers to sell their produce direct to customers in VIC, NSW and QLD either as a one-off purchase or as a fortnightly or monthly subscription in batches of 6 (fortnightly) or 12 or 24 (monthly). There is also a 10kg box for the serious avo lovers out there!
The avocados are carefully packed with helpful ripening and storage tips. As avocados only ripen once the fruit is picked they can be safely sent in the post.
“We pick the fruit and send to customers within 48 hours with no refrigeration required at any time. They would only be fresher if you picked them yourself and we welcome visitors at any time!” says Katrina Myers.
Orders through the 2013/2014 online store will begin with the Fuerte variety as the cheeky Bacon was ready earlier than usual this year and were snapped up by lucky avocado fans who were already on the Barham Avocados mailing list.
For more information, to place an order and for a full list of stockists visit: www.barhamavocados.com.au