Henry Chmielewski – Franca Holdings

Nestled in the Perth Hills at Roleystone, our orchard on Irymple Road has been in operation for over 60 years and continues to uphold the family tradition of growing top quality fruit.

The property was first established by Guiseppe, Frank and Lui Della Franca and remains within the family today, now trading as Franca Holdings.

Although small at 8 hectares, it produces a wide variety of fruit including nectarines, plums, peaches, apricots, cherries, pears, persimmons and chestnuts.

Henry’s family was also instrumental in mechanising the fruit industry by importing Fadini Picking Machines and Sorarui Agricultural Sprayers in the 1970s. These machines are still much in use in orchards of today.