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10 Cherry Farms to Visit in Victoria

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by YM (subscribe)
Published July 14th 2013
Are you planning your summer holidays? Out of ideas on what to do and where to go? Recreational fruit picking, also known as pick your own or upick is an extremely popular, family-friendly activity. It is great fun for the whole family to enjoy whether you are looking for a taste of sunshine, some country air or freshly picked fruit.

Amongst the upick varieties, cherries are one of the most popular fruits for picking. They belong to the 'drupe' (stone fruit) family; some other common fruits from this family include plums, peaches and apricots. Cherries are known for their sweetness and are rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in anti-oxidant melatonin, which produces soothing effects on the brain and helps relieve headaches.

In Australia, cherries are grown in all states except for the Northern Territory. Victoria is one of the major producing regions because of the temperate areas and picking season usually begins from mid to late November and ends around mid January.

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Entrance sign to Blue Hills Cherry Farm

Admission costs vary from farm to farm but are approximately $10 for adults and $5 for children. For around $10-$12 a kg you can even bring some fresh cherries home to enjoy. Other activities you may enjoy in the area include lunch in the cafes, delicious souvenirs such as homemade jams and walks around the surrounding bush lands.

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A bucket of freshly picked cherries

There are many cherry farms in Victoria; here is a list of 10 cherry farms to visit:

1. Red Hill Cherry Farm -61-69 Prossors Ln, Red Hill VIC 3937

2. Ellisfield Farm Mornington Peninsula -109 McIlroys Rd, Red Hill VIC 3937

3. Ripe N Ready Cherry Farm -52 Arkwells Ln, Red Hill VIC 3937

4. Bluehills Cherry Farm -27 Parker Rd, Silvan VIC 3795

5. Cherry Hill Orchards -474 Queens Road, Wandin East VIC 3139

6. Cherry Haven -470 Queens Road (end of Cherry Lane), Wandin East VIC 3139

7. Cherrybomb Cherries -120 Wandin Creek Rd, Wandin East VIC 3139

8. Cherry Brook Cherry Farm -562 Jones Rd, Mt Bruno VIC 3675

9. Paynes Orchards -372 Bacchus Marsh Rd, Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340

10. Naturipe Fruits 'Pick Your Own' & Freshly Picked -638 Bacchus Marsh Rd, Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340
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Your Comment
Unfortunatly both coments are untrue Red Hill Cherry Farm has had the same owners for 45 years also our trees are low for easy picking when we have no cherries we close unlike the other one who leaves his open sign out all the time to lure people in to buy
by trevo (score: 0|5) 1601 days ago
Dont go Red Hill cherry farm guys. Its a cheat paying 10 bucks per head but barely good cherry in there. Just a few leftover but still open and lure people come to visit. What a shame!!
by thong (score: 0|2) 1934 days ago
Thank you for sharing your experience.
by jc120 (score: 0|2) 1883 days ago
Seville Cherry Farm is awesome. No entry fee and lots of ripe and not so ripe cherries to pick from. A box which can fit around 5-7kgs goes for $30. Amazing value.
by hugab (score: 0|2) 1596 days ago
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