Fruit picking in Perth is a popular pastime.
Winter is citrus fruit season in Perth, and selecting your own oranges, lemons, limes or grapefruit right off the tree is one of the best things to do in Perth on a clear cool day.
Here are some recommendations for a Perth fruit farm visit that will turn into a great day out for the whole family. Note that many venues are only open for fruit picking on weekends, and times vary depending on the quality of the harvest and the weather. So do make contact before setting off to avoid disappointment.
While citrus fruit is ripe for picking all year round, July and August are the ideal times to harvest the juicy oranges at Core Cider fruit orchard in the Perth Hills. As the name suggests, this Pickering Brook venue specialises in producing apples and pears for its artisan cider range. What’s less well known is that the orchards are laden with oranges during the winter after the autumn apple harvest is finished. While you’re there, join an orchard tour to sample the produce and find out more about growing and harvesting fruit. Then stop for a bite to eat in the Cider Garden overlooking the orchards, where home grown fruit is incorporated into the menu.
Nearby Raeburn Orchards in Roleystone is another fruit orchard in the Perth Hills growing tasty oranges and mandarins. It’s well worth the trip to this family-run orchard, to experience a working orchard and purchase some of their fresh produce to take home. Add Raeburn to your list of things to do on a Perth to Serpentine-Jarrahdale day trip - it’s right on the route!
For more places to pick your own fruit in Perth all year round, check this article: Best Places to Pick Your Own Fruit.