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Naturipe Fruits: Strawberry Picking in Bacchus Marsh

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by Amy Williams (subscribe)
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Published January 12th 2013
Reap the rewards of picking your own fruit
Are you ready for a summery strawberry taste explosion? Forget the supermarket generic, bland, mega sized monstrosities and head towards Bacchus Marsh for a wondrous afternoon of strawberry eating: I mean picking, that you can do with the whole family.

The great range of fruit to pick.

Naturipe is situated at the start of the glorious Avenue of Honour just outside Bacchus Marsh. They offer a variety of fruit to pick such as peaches, nectarines, apples (available early Feb) and of course their dazzling strawberries. Entry is free, so grab a provided bucket or punnet and get to work.

Hidden delights await

Enjoy the act of 'walking the rows' to hunt out the little red gems hidden amongst the green foliage and of course don't forget to sample a few to find the right patch of exquisiteness. A tip though, bring along a water bottle to give them a quick wash before tasting. Marvellous fun can be had with the kids (or adults for that matter) holding a friendly challenge of who can find the biggest, smallest, ugliest, prettiest and funniest looking strawberry.

Walking the Row

Remember that strawberries don't ripen after being picked so only pick ones that are completely red, leaving the others to ripen for the next lot of strawberries hunters.

Found em

As Naturipe is a working orchard there are no café facilities but there are plenty of beautiful parks and nature reserves in and around Bacchus Marsh for a picnic and a chance to delve into your strawberry stash.

Ready for eating

Bacchus Marsh is only a 40 minute drive from the Melbourne CBD along the Western Freeway. Take the first exit and follow the signs. Naturipe's fruit picking season lasts from November to April. More information can be found here.

Strawberries are such a wonderfully versatile fruit so if you're looking for some delicious recipes to showcase strawberries, click here.

So if you've run out of things to do these school holidays, a fun day strawberry picking in the warm summer sun in beautiful Bacchus Marsh is just the ticket. Enjoy.
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Why? Because who doesn't like strawberries?
When: December to April
Where: Bacchus Marsh
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Please tell me till which time your open
by Aliba (score: 0|2) 1907 days ago
Is there a entry fee for points. Are you allowed to eat the fruit whole picking.
by jilla (score: 0|2) 1535 days ago
What time are you open and are you open today
by tammy (score: 0|2) 1490 days ago
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