Historical information

Frost pots were used by orchardists to protect ripening fruit from the effects of frost. The drum base was filled with sump oil and set out in the orchard and set alight on frosty nights. These frost pots were used by Norris' orchards. It was not unusual for the Police to have to close the Midland Highway due to the dense clouds of billowing smoke emanating from this orchard when frost was expected.


A local solution to a basic problem of the Harcourt Horticultural industry.

Physical description

Frost Pot rounded base with sliding opening on lid and galvanised iron chimney with perforations.