I’m a whole lot in love with pick your own fruit outings. There’s the hour drive to the countryside, fresh air, kids learning about where their food comes from, being outdoors, wearing gumboots and supporting local farmers. And let’s not forget, eating all the yummy fresh fruit! I mean what’s not to love?

Apple picking TNT Produce
Apple picking at TNT Produce in Bilpin

So far we have picked mandarins, nectarines, peaches, apples, oranges, strawberries, tomatoes, eggplants, chestnuts, walnuts, plums, pears, sunflowers, peas and blueberries. And look forward to picking cherries (hopefully) this year.

Pick Your Own Fruit Calendar Fruit Picking By Season

BUT I was forever forgetting what is available to pick at different times of the year. And thought I may not be alone! So below is a listing by month of what fruit (nuts and flowers) is available from nearby farms that let you pick your own. There are over 15 farms listed so far and they are all roughly about an hours drive from Parramatta. PLEASE let us know if we’ve missed any!

| Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec |


Google Map

To make it a easier to see where you can pick your own fruit, here is a Google Map of the different nearby pick your own fruit farm experiences.

For other pick your own experiences, visit Harvest Trails and Markets website, a not for profit community organisation supporting farmers in the Sydney basin.


IMPORTANT Info

PLEASE treat the farms with care when visiting – keeping wastage to a minimum, making sure not to damage fruit trees and taking your rubbish with you! Unfortunately the reason why so many farmers charge entry prices for pick your own farm experiences is because of the amount of wasted fruit thrown/ dropped on the ground and the damage caused to their farm. Sadly a case of a few ruining it for the rest of us.

Anderson Farm
Farmer Ken at Anderson Farm picks up the dropped/ thrown fruit for seconds boxes and to feed his cows.

Keep in mind that each farm experience will be very different. Some charge a small entry fee and have animals to pat as well as fruit picking. Others are free to visit and have picnic facilities. Make sure to read our review of the farm you are thinking of visiting beforehand.

Canoelands Orchard
Tractor ride at Canoelands Orchard

It’s always worthwhile putting gumboots in the car just in case the ground is muddy at the farm. And it’s important to check the weather for where you are going. It can be quite different at the farm from what the weather when you leave home. Plus, please take some reuseable/cooler bags with you to collect and store the fruit you pick.

Berrylicious Strawberries Thirlmere

This calendar is a GUIDE only! Weather changes can affect when fruit is available for picking. I do my best to update the calendar a few times a month. But strongly recommend you check the farms Facebook page or website before visiting to see what fruit is ready to pick and when they’re open.


Month by Month Fruit Picking Calendar

Since covid, picking your own fruit has become even more popular! It’s best to check the farms Facebook page/ website before heading out to visit just to make sure they still have fruit to pick. NOTE: all yellow highlighted fruit/ veg/ nuts is available to pick at the moment.


1June

Picking mandarins at Watkins Family Farm

Mandarin, orange and tomato picking seasons are in full swing. While apples and strawberries slowly come to an end, plus pecans are now finished until next year.


2July

Tomato picking season is from about mid-March to end July/ August (Photo credit: Josephine Sicad-Minerva Photography)

3August

Oranges

4September

Picking at Berrylicious Strawberries

5October

Nectarines

6November

Cherries

7December

Peaches

8January

It’s now apple picking season! You can also pick strawberries, plums and pears.


9February

Central Coast Sunflower Harvest

It’s apple season, with Royal Gala, Red Delicious, Jonathan, Jonagold, Golden Delicious or Fuji apples available at different pick your own farms.


10March

Chestnuts (photo credit: Nutwood Farm)

Due to the recent flooding, it’s not possible to visit farms in Bilpin or Mt Irvine until the North Richmond bridge reopens. Other farms may also have been damaged. Hopefully we can get back to enjoying apple, chestnut and walnut picking season and supporting local farmers.


11April

Picking Pink Lady apples at TNT Produce in Bilpin

12May

Picking sunflowers at Glenbernie Family Farm

Apple and strawberry season is slowly coming to an end as citrus picking season gets underway.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Hi,
    I’m looking for fruit picking from 11th October to 18th October.
    May I know whether your farm offering fruit picking during this period.

    • Hi Amy, ParraParents helps parents discover fun things to do with their kids. We don’t operate the farms that we have listed in our fruit picking calendar. But enjoy visiting them. During those dates, the only local farm we know that’s open for fruit picking is Berrylicious Strawberries but they are now booked out. There will be nectarines and peaches to pick at Canoelands the week after.

    • Hi Dilber, ParraParents have listed farms open each month and what they have available to pick. Click in the farm name for more details. At the moment, farms in Bilpin are open for picking apples and plums. Enjoy

  2. Hi,
    I found a few mulberries picking as well near Parramatta. Could you list those as well here?
    This is indeed very helpful information that you have gathered together. I was going crazy looking at different sites. Not I need to look at one page only and all links are also available. Excellent job.
    Thanks
    Heena

  3. Hi we would love to pick up blueberry on this coming Sunday, so could you give us more information pls.
    I called the phone but no reply

    • Hi Zoe, you’ll need to contact the farms/ properties directly. Canoelands Orchard has an online booking system and only a session this Saturday. If you are looking to pick blueberries at Blueberry Hills on Comleroy Bed and Breakfast and you’ve sent a message to their mobile, then they may be booked out or just take a little bit to get back to you depending on the volume of enquiries. All the best, Kellie

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