Simon and Michael both have a lifetime of horticultural knowledge and a passion for cherries. Simon is responsible for the development and management of Koala’s orchards. His passion for quality, sustainable fruit growing has him leading the way in researching and implementing the most effective Soft Farming Practices and Integrated Pest Management systems. Michael’s experience on the farm and Melbourne wholesale market has given him a detailed understanding of fruit marketing and business management. He is now Managing Director and Marketing Sales Manager of Koala Cherries.
Koala Cherries is based in Yarck, two hours north east of Melbourne. Today, cousins Michael and Simon Rouget own and operate this third generation cherry growing, packing and marketing business but they stand on the pillars laid by generations before them.