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I met you at the market on Saturday, I am the one who likes the ripe fruits. This e-mail is just to say thank you, the apricots that you grow are the best I ever tasted, really succulent. After a day or two in the fruit bowl they were just perfect.


Just wanted to say thanks for the beautiful plums and peaches they were fantastic in the boxes.  Thanks for all of your support.

Dori Ellington

We want to thank you for growing and bringing to market all the delicious fruit we have enjoyed over the last few months – we really appreciate your hard work in all weather.

Michelle and Derek

Pest and Disease Control Workshop: The workshop was helpful and informative, and presented in a relaxed, friendly environment. Hugh and Katie are lovely and it's great to see them share their passion. Great for all experience levels.

Ty Wood

Pest and Disease Control Workshop: Keep up the good work.

Abdul Dabboussi

[Yearly Fruit Tree Planner Workshop] Wish I'd had all this information before planting my orchard. Great breadth of planning.

Sam Downing, Elphinstone

I would recommend that people come to this after some of the other workshops if they are coming to them - it's a great consolidator and maybe less questions. But of course - I love your workshops and find them most informative.

Margaret Hogg, Castlemaine

[Yearly Fruit Tree Planner Workshop] Presenter was very knowledgeable and a very good communicator.

Alice Petherbridge

Katie is a wonderful presenter and so knowledgeable! I have learnt so much this morning, but it has made me realise there is SO much more to learn!!! [Yearly Fruit Tree Planner]

Kirsten Hutchison

[Yearly Fruit Tree Planner Workshop] Very useful, exactly the information I was looking for.

Rosie Hill, central Victoria

About Us

We – Hugh and Katie Finlay – draw on over 15 years' experience as orchardists at our farm, Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens, to bring you the Grow Great Fruit Program, the farm-proven system for home fruit growers.

To read the full story of our farming journey, click here 


Our blog gives a snapshot on various aspects of life on the farm, with regular guest posts by Mel and Sas from the Gung Hoe Growers, and new farmer Ant.

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Grow Great Fruit Program

We grow organically, and teach organic growing principles and methods. We’re aware of the changing climate, so the farming methods we use help to create solutions, not add to the problem. We've poured years of experience into our farm-tested Grow Great Fruit program after talking to hundreds of home growers, and figuring out what you need most...information, security, and someone you can trust to help you solve your problems.


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