Toora Heritage Pear Orchard
02 Aug 2017
Travel In today’s homogenised food system, we could be forgiven for only thinking of pears as “green” or “brown”. This pear orchard was established in 1996 to preserve the 60 varietals of pears that once grew prolifically in South Gippsland. At the Toora Heritage Pear Orchard you can discover varietals such as the shin soo, doyenne diel, black achan and grosse-marie. Regular pruning days are held over the quieter winter months, giving people the opportunity to learn to prune and practise this gardening skill, while grafting days are held between August and September. There’s an annual pear party held each March, and you can pick your own pears straight from the trees between February and April.