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Thursday, December 31, 2015

21 Dec 2015 - Tasmania Day 8: Sorell Fruit Farm

We checked out of our accommodation in Hobart early this morning and embarked on our journey towards Port Arthur.  On our way, we stopped by Sorell Fruit Farm for some fruit picking.
Upon admission into the farm, each of us was given a box in which we can fill as many fruits as we want.  There were a variety of fruits in the farm that we can pick.  
We first went to the strawberry field and started our fruits picking.  Initially we tried to pick those bigger sized strawberries.  However, when the gardener told us that the smaller sized ones were sweeter, we immediately change our strategy.
These (below) are the strawberry flowers.  Once the petals drop off, the green center portion will grow into strawberry.
We saw apricots and peaches as well but we did not pick them because they were not really in season.
Our main objectives are the berries. The range of berries is astounding - strawberries, raspberries, tayberries, boysenberries, loganberries, silvanberries, blackcurrants. December and January are the time for picking super-sized sweet cherries.
Tasmania's cool climate gives extra flavour to its berry fruits and cherries, which are the specialty of Sorell Fruit Farm.
At the end of the session, we had filled up all our boxes to the max.  This is probably our best fruit picking experience we have ever had.
We had our lunch at McDonald in Sorell town.  Jerlene and Javier played in the playground while we ordered the food.
As usual, the children had their kid's meal.  I love their loaded fries which was covered with Guacamole and Salsa.



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