Tumbarumba Blueberries was established to capitalise on the geographic
location of the Tumbarumba region. Blueberries were first planted here in
1983; most of the original plants are still in the ground today, although
expansion of the original planted area has taken place. We now have 36
hectares of blueberries on 2 farms; both are within 8 kilometres of the
town of Tumbarumba
and are accessed by good roads.
A large labour force is required in the harvest season, where up to
250 people are employed at any one time. The blueberry season runs from
late December to early February.
Tumbarumba Blueberries focuses on producing high quality fresh
blueberries. All fresh fruit is hand picked and hand packed, hence the
need for a large number of people at harvest time. All fruit picked on
any one day is packed and cooled on the same day. It is often consigned
on the same day also; utmost care is taken to keep fruit as fresh as
possible. Fresh blueberries are marketed in Australia,
Asia and UK.
Blueberries from Tumbarumba are sought after by all markets.
Some berries for the process market are harvested by a mechanical
The mild days and cool evenings at Tumbarumba means the blueberries
grown there are of excellent quality and flavour. Tumbarumba is relatively
isolated from other blueberry producers, as such it is comparatively free
of pests and diseases, no pesticides are used.
All trees are irrigated, the water is runoff water from the local
area, it is held in on farm dams, it is clean.
Quality assurance systems are in place with HACCP, WQA and AQIS
Tumbarumba Blueberries is part of BerryExchange (formerly Blueberry
Farms of Australia) which in turn is part of CostaExchange, an Australian
registered public company. BerryExchange also has a large blueberry
farm on the mid north coast of NSW.
The Corindi harvest season runs September/January. For employment
applications for Corindi, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org