Doug and Eletheria Jones started their fruit growing journey in the early 1980s when they purchased a 10hectare mixed fruit orchard on Ripponvale Road to build their new home.

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Always looking for opportunities, enjoying hard work and not being able to sit still for any period of time, they decided to put their proven track record of good business skills into practice and expand.

A new undeveloped block of 60 hectares nearby on State Highway 6 was purchased and Suncrest Orchard, just next door on Ripponvale Road, was leased and eventually purchased.

Tending the existing plantings and developing new ground as well as building a small fruit stall was hard work but hard work brings rewards and over 30 years on, Suncrest Orchard has blossomed into a successful enterprise that Doug and Eletheria still enjoy working in today.