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 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, pecans, blueberries, lettuces and zucchinis. 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 – keep wastage to a minimum, make sure not to damage fruit trees and take 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 and/ or visit their website 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 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
Berrylicious Strawberries

This calendar is a GUIDE only! Weather changes can affect when fruit is available for picking. I do my best to update the calendar regularly, with the current month reflecting this year’s details and future months based on last year. But I 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 that week.


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.


1January

Apple picking season has started early this year! You can also pick strawberries, peaches, plums, cucumbers, zucchini’s and sunflowers. The fruit/ veg/ flowers highlighted in yellow are currently available to pick yourself. With the wet summer, it’s best to take gumboots or shoes you’re happy to get muddy.


2February

Central Coast Sunflower Harvest

3March

Chestnuts (photo credit: Nutwood Farm)

4April

Picking Pink Lady apples at TNT Produce in Bilpin

5May

Picking sunflowers at Glenbernie Family Farm

6June

Picking mandarins at Watkins Family Farm

7July

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

8August

Oranges

9September

Picking at Berrylicious Strawberries

10October

Nectarines

11November


12December

Peaches

13 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

  4. Hi Kellie

    A great list – thanks for sharing

    We grow certified organic Blueberries (December to January) and Persimons (Feb-March) on the outskirts of Sydney.

    Mount Blue Farms – 108 Valley Ridges Road, Bilpin. Contact John on 0438 172 849 for details. Drop in any time Sunday to Friday, 8am to 6pm (Closed Saturdays).

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