Sultana Growing

Red Cliffs was established as a farm settlement, with sultanas predominately grown to be dried. This was the main business of Red Cliffs up until the 1990s, when the area shifted to producing wine due to a change in markets.

drying racks

The drying racks are prepared by placing a layer of hessian on the bottom tier, to catch any berries that fall off the bunches. © Elizabeth Janson

This page has lots of info about growing sultanas in Red Cliffs: http://www.oocities.org/elizatk/sultana.html

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