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Pick Your Own - Glen Ewin Fig Harvest 2017

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by Audrey (subscribe)
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Figs can't get fresher than that
Approximately one kilogram of picked figs
Approximately one kilogram of picked figs


You have heard of strawberry picking. You have heard of cherry picking. But have you heard of fig picking?

Just two weeks ago was the first time I got to know about fig picking after living in Adelaide for more than 17 years. I could not believe it, where have I been all this while? But I guess it is better late than never.

Pick Your Own Figs - Glen Ewin Estate
Fig picking


Today my friends and I went fig picking for the very first time at Glen Ewin Estate on Lower Hermitage Road in Houghton. It is located approximately 25 kilometres northeast of the city in the Adelaide Hills region. It is home to Willabrand Figs which has almost 12,000 fig trees on its terraces. There are rows and rows and rows of fig trees throughout the orchard, just seems unending to us. Their five main varieties are Archipal, Deanna, Spanish Desert, Brown Turkey and Black Genoa.

Pick Your Own Figs - Glen Ewin Estate
Rows and rows and rows of fig trees


Rows and rows and rows of fig trees
Rows and rows and rows of fig trees


The figs are so sweet. They are not sprayed with any chemicals. Organic management practices are employed wherever possible. We picked 3.5 kilograms in one hour, and it is only $10 per kilogram.

Pick Your Own Figs - Glen Ewin Estate
Brown Turkey figs


Brown Turkey figs
Brown Turkey figs


The fig season is relatively short. It usually commences around mid-February and ends by early April. So look out for latest updates on their facebook page.

We will definitely be visiting the orchard again for Pick Your Own Figs. I reckon this is going to be an annual outing for us.
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Why? Because figs can't get fresher than that
When: In season February - April approximately
Phone: 83805692
Where: Glen Ewin Estate, Lower Hermitage Road, Houghton
Cost: $10 per kilogram
Your Comment
Wow, I love figs and the thought of picking my own fresh figs. Thanks for finding this place. Did you decide one variety was tastier than the others?
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4067) 841 days ago
This is a nice thing to do!
by Jay Johnson (score: 3|1368) 841 days ago
We went there yesterday. The figs are so sweet and fresh!! There's a lawn for picnic as well. We had a great time! My five-year-old loved it so much and wanted to go again next week.
by fusun (score: 0|3) 835 days ago
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