Avocados LOCAL (has had spray, but minimal)


Meliora Farm is a citrus and avocado farm located at Peats Ridge and is currently operated by Tim Kemp who is a third generation farmer.Β Tim uses a blend of conventional, bio-dynamic and organic farming methods.

These avocados are NOT CERTIFIED ORGANIC and they have been sprayed – using minimal spray. This season (2017) they have been sprayed twice – once in December and once in February (see more info below).

NOTE: All avocados in mixed fruit and veg boxes are certified organic from other origins within Australia.




Tim’s approach to using sprays is “less is best” and any spraying varies from harvest to harvest ie. if a pest is observed damaging the fruit in the orchard.Β  The more conventional farmers apply sprays at regular intervals eg every 4-6 weeks. “We have 4 sprays that we use to manage fruit spotting bug, thrips and mites (one is organic, the other 3 are not).Β  These are used as required.Β  Sometimes that is once a season, sometimes up to 4 times a season.”