Q: Is your produce organic?
A: We are not certified organic but use sustainable growing practices and do not spray our fruit with any harmful insecticides or pesticides.
Q: Is your fruit waxed?
A: No, our fruit is not waxed. It is only brushed to remove any dirt or dust.
Q: How long will my fruit last?
A: All citrus is picked fresh each week and is best consumed within two weeks. To extend the shelf life of your citrus store in a cool, dry area with good ventilation. For maximum shelf life store in the fridge.
Q: How long will my garlic last?
A: Our garlic varieties are harvest in November and early December and if kept in a cool, dry, dark, well ventilated area should store through until late April, early May.
Q: Can I still use my garlic if it has green shoots?
A: Yes, you can still use your garlic if it has green shoots. The garlic still has excellent flavour and nutrition but will slowly continue to lose moisture as its energy is going into producing a shoot. Bon Appetit!
Q: When are oranges in season?
A: There are two main growing seasons in Australia. Navel oranges are harvested from winter through to spring and Valencia oranges are harvested from late spring through to autumn. At Kingfisher Citrus our fruit is always picked fresh for the customer each week, which means we can offer a continuous supply of fresh seasonal oranges year round.
Q: Why do summer oranges have a green tinge?
A: Summer oranges may endure a natural process called “regreening”, where the skin reabsorbs chlorophyll due to rising temperatures and is often referred to as the summer orange’s natural sunscreen.
Q: How long does it take for you to drive to Melbourne for markets?
A: Once our produce has been carefully picked, packed and stacked, we load the trucks and embark on a six hour journey to Melbourne and surrounds, to meet our loyal customers at the markets.
At Kingfisher Citrus we strive to provide our customers with a quality product and pleasant shopping experience.
All fresh produce is picked to order, carefully prepared and packed on a Tuesday, transported to our refrigerated courier on a Wednesday – ready for you to receive by COB Friday. If wet weather prohibits us from picking, your order may be delayed. We will notify you in these circumstances.
Our weekly order cycle for fresh produce and non-perishable products closes on a Sunday at midnight.
If you’re wanting delivery direct to your door, and aren’t there to receive it, your order could be recirculated, which would hold up the delivery and effect the freshness of your order! We will therefore leave your order at your chosen delivery address, if there is a safe place to leave.
We’ve teamed up with a new refrigerated courier who, like us is a small business too! Whilst tracking is currently not available you can expect to receive your produce fresh and in full by COB Friday.
In the unusual event where your order does not arrive, please contact us via our contact page and we will lodge an enquiry with our courier to track your lost order, however, Kingfisher Citrus will not be held responsible for any loss or damage resulting from delayed delivery.
Out of Stock Orders
In the unfortunate circumstance where a product is out of stock, we will advise you promptly so that you may consider an alternative product or request a full refund.
Return to Sender Orders
Please know that it is the customer’s obligation to provide a correct delivery address at the time of ordering. Should the address provided be incorrect and the parcel be returned to us, the customer will unfortunately be liable for reshipping charges.
Kingfisher Citrus take the utmost care in preparing your order, to ensure that all products are of a high standard and dispatched promptly.
Dependant on the circumstances, Kingfisher Citrus may either replace the product or provide a refund if the product is defective.
To be eligible for a replacement or refund, please notify us within 48 hours of delivery, with a valid reason and photographic evidence of any spoilage.
Subject to acceptance by Kingfisher Citrus a purchase replacement or refund will be processed promptly and the customer to dispose of spoiled goods. Refunds are paid by the same method that you made payment. All refunds are made at the discretion of Kingfisher Citrus.
- Shipping charges are non-refundable.
- Please choose carefully because refunds and exchange are not available if you simply change your mind.
- Refund requests must be clearly referenced and include your order number, full name, address and other contact information.
If you have any questions about your order or refund/replacement, please do not hesitate to contact us.