Canberra Apple Picking Season 2022

Canberra Apple Picking Season 2022


Posted 2022-02-08 by Heidi Ceefollow

Fri 11 Feb 2022 - Sun 12 Jun 2022

It's that time of year in Canberra when the mercury starts to drop, the mists start to float in and the local trees are full of apples. Canberra is home to a cluster of orchards right on the edge of the city where you can choose to pick your own or buy from the apple sheds.

Apple picking is such a quintessential autumn activity and a great excuse to get out into the crisp air and make the most of the new season. Tanbella Orchard in Pialligo has an abundance of apples ripe for the picking and the 2022 season is launching on 11 February when the early varieties will be ready to go. As the season progresses, the varieties change and there's the opportunity to stock up on other seasonal fruits including peaches, nectarines, pears and quince and as the season rolls on, usually finishing up around the June long weekend.

When you arrive at the orchard, you'll get a colour-coded map showing which trees are ready to be picked so you're guaranteed to get fruit at the peak of freshness. And it's not just about apples. You can stock up on other produce from the orchard and surrounding producers. Depending on availability and the time you visit, you can find fresh veggies, oil, vinegar, jam, berries and juice.

To make a day of it, there's a picnic lawn (bring your own food), a coffee cart and a cream van that serve ice cream flavoured with the local fruit. If you've never tried apple ice cream, you really should! The orchard and picnic area are both very suitable for families including young children with the ground being fairly level and everything located within a short walk from the car park. You only pay for the fruit you pick but be warned, it can be tempting to fill your bucket to the brim because the fruit is so juicy and fresh!

If you prefer to keep it local but without the hard work, there are several orchards that sell fruit from an on-site apple shed. #summary ">Beltana Grange Orchard , Kerrison's Orchard and Pialligo Apples all have sheds on Beltana Road in Pialligo. They offer a range of apple varieties as well as pears, quince and more as the season progresses so you can always find nice, fresh fruit no matter what month you visit. Check out their websites or give them a call to find out what is in season each week,

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