Cherry picking in Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat

Picking times and fruit availability can vary daily so please always check the picking update before coming.

 Details Price
Entry Adult: $8
Child: $5
Cost per kilogram $13 – $15

Cherry picking season: mid-November to January

If you’re looking for a fun day out for the whole family over the school holidays, you’ll love our cherry picking farm.

Get out and soak up some of our beautiful summer sun, and walk away with a bounty of delicious fresh fruits. Whether you demolish them in the car on the way home, or drum up the willpower to save them for a special occasion, everyone will get something out of the day.

Our Naturipe Fruits cherry farm boasts more than 15 cherry types across six hectares, or 15 acres, including:

  • white cherries, known as Rainier cherries
  • red sweet cherries
  • sour cherries.

Rainier cherries, with their delicate white to yellow skin, are a premium cherry variety, well-known for being super-sweet and extremely difficult to grow. Larger than their red sweet cousins, these cherries are best eaten fresh from the tree, or used for desserts.

With their glossy, firm and darker skin, red sweet cherries are in high-demand. They can be enjoyed fresh from picking, and luckily are easy to freeze and enjoy later in baking or paired with other fruits.

Sour cherries contain higher nutrient levels than their sweet counterparts, and are perfect for a health snack or to add a tart flavour to baking. They can also be paired with cheeses and other dried fruits for a savoury treat. Generally available around Christmas, sour cherries are ideal for fruit jams and other gourmet products, as well as in traditional Christmas puddings and other desserts.

Tips to pick your own cherries

Naturipe Fruits’ cherries are easy to pick from the grounds, and perfect for a fun day out the kids will love to be a part of.

Our trees are delicate, so we recommend you pick with care to prevent branches breaking and damage to the cherry trees.

Please see our picking update to find out more. We offer a range of “pick your own fruit”¬†experiences, including strawberries and apples.