Where to Pick Your Own Fruit in Adelaide

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Fruit just tastes better when you’ve picked it yourself, doesn’t it? Thankfully there are heaps of places across Adelaide where you can take the whole family and pick to your hearts content. Whether it’s strawberries, blueberries, citrus, apples, figs, we have found the best spots to trick your kids into a bit of exercise, fresh air and healthy eating all rolled into a fun, family day out! Bear in mind that all of the below picking spots have different fruit ripening times and different PYO opening times depending on the season and the rest of their business, so make sure you check their website or socials before you head off. Happy picking!

🍓 Harvest the Fleurieu PYO Strawberries

Take a drive to Mount Compass (perhaps on the way to Victor Harbor) & stop at Harvest The Fleurieu. Not only can you pick delicious strawberries from their patch, you can also grab a bite to eat at the cafe (ice cream, yummm!) or pick up some local Fleurieu produce from their Market Hall.

For more info click here.

🍓 Beerenberg

Take a drive to Hahndorf to visit Beerenberg’s Pick Your Own strawberry patch, along with their new Experience Centre. It includes a cafe, ice cream parlour & marketplace.

To find out more, click here.

🔴 And while we’re at Harvest the Fleurieu – anyone tried a Tayberry?

“What is a tayberry?” you ask? A tayberry is a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry and boy are they delicious 😍

HTF have been growing them here in Mount Compass for many years now and they have quickly become one of their specialty items due to their uniqueness
Only be available for a limited time each year so keep your eyes on their Facebook page for updates

For more info click here.

🍐 PYO Pears at Paracombe Premium Perry

Picking is only available at certain times at Paracombe Premium Perry, but it’s worth taking the short drive to pick some pears then stay for a delicious wood oven pizza lunch at their Shed Door. Adults can partake in their delicious cider & perry too!

Stay in the loop here & please note bookings are required. 

🍎🍒 PYO Apples AND Cherries at Harrisville Orchards

Multi award winning Harrisville are THE ONLY commercial grower in the Adelaide Hills to offer Pick your own Apples (April / May)  and Cherries (Nov/Dec)
Follow them on Facebook for updates on PYO and opening hours

72 Harris road Lenswood

🍎 @Lenswood PYO Apples

There is nothing quite like the crunch of an apple that has been picked straight from the tree. And from late February 2022, you will be able to do just that in the Adelaide Hills when you visit @Lenswood Pick Your Own! Make a day of it with a picnic, stock up on delicious apples with the best names (Rosy Glow, anyone?). They have gift vouchers available too!

For more info, click here

🍒 PYO Cherries at Lennane Orchards

A great range of different cherry varieties that ripen at different times throughout the season so you can try out different types and means the season is extended – YAY!

Our kids really enjoyed trying out the different varieties and I was surprised at how different they can all taste (my fave was the smaller, very dark variety last year!). The ‘Pick Your Own’ Orchard is only 20 minutes from the CBD and 5 minutes from Athelstone. The Kids in Adelaide team have been the past few years and the whole family LOVE it!

Lennane Orchards are open for pick your own cherries nearly every day during November and December, 9-5pm. Cherries can also be purchased directly prepacked from the shed door. They also grow Lemons, Plums and Raspberries, which you are also able to buy direct when in season.

click here for more info

🍒 PYO Cherries at Lennane Orchards

A great range of different cherry varieties that ripen at different times throughout the season so you can try out different types and means the season is extended – YAY!

Our kids really enjoyed trying out the different varieties and I was surprised at how different they can all taste (my fave was the smaller, very dark variety last year!). The ‘Pick Your Own’ Orchard is only 20 minutes from the CBD and 5 minutes from Athelstone. The Kids in Adelaide team have been the past few years and the whole family LOVE it!

Lennane Orchards are open for pick your own cherries nearly every day during November and December, 9-5pm. Cherries can also be purchased directly prepacked from the shed door. They also grow Lemons, Plums and Raspberries, which you are also able to buy direct when in season.

click here for more info

🟤 Pick Your Own Figs at Glen Ewin Estate

Glen Ewin Estate isn’t just great for picking figs, there is also stunning grounds to explore along with a bar & platters. Fig picking season doesn’t last long though so keep an eye on their social media so you don’t miss out!

For more info, click here

🟣 The Blueberry Patch at Mount Compass

There’s not many places you can pick your own blueberries, but The Blueberry Patch at Mount Compass is one of them! Stock up & grab a yummy blueberry ice cream while you’re there. These guys don’t have a huge online presence but check their website or Twitter feed for PYO details.

For more info, click here

🔴 PYO Raspberries…..jam anyone?

Raspberries are such a special treat aren’t they? If you want the freshest raspberries, head to Kerrie’s Cherries at Yundi. They are hopeful that by early December there will be ripe, juicy berries just waiting to be picked & eaten over summer!

For more info click here

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