Above all – location and climate
At Batlow, we only choose orchards in areas with deep, rich soils, consistent rainfall, best practice farming and cleaner air and water, which together create the perfect ‘sweet spot’ for growing the crunchiest, juiciest apples.
A major part of the Batlow secret to growing great apples is a very precise climate. High altitude (above 2,500 feet) and sub-alpine climates create ideal growing conditions for apples. The cold night air and warm, sunny days ensure that our apples ripen at an ideal rate, and to exceptional colour.
Our three key growing regions of Batlow, Orange and Stanthorpe are high altitude areas, perfectly suited to growing the finest quality apples.
Batlow is 450 kilometres south-west of Sydney, New South Wales, on the western slopes of the pristine Snowy Mountains, approximately 2,500 feet (800m) above sea level.
Orange is 254 kilometres west of Sydney in the Eastern Tablelands of New South Wales, approximately 2,828 feet (862m) above sea level.
Stanthorpe is 217 kilometres west of Brisbane, Queensland, on the Great Dividing Range, approximately 2,660 feet (811m) above sea level.
We carefully manage the combined inventory of the orchards in our three major growing areas, in addition to packing and marketing the apples.