Where to pick your own apples in Perth

You know that saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away?

Well, I’m popping in to let you know that will be ringing true for us for at least the next 127 days and it can for you too, because this:

You see, it’s apple season so we took a little day trip to the hills and found an awesome orchard that let us pick our own fruit.

The orchard was huge, which was also awesome, because this:

We had the place to ourselves!

We did bump into another family about five minutes in who were headed back to their car with their haul.
Watch out, they’re heavier than you think,” the Dad cautioned, which, at the time, we didn’t really get because, well, she’ll be apples right!?

We ventured in and let me tell you, I’ve never seen so much fruit. Fresh apples, hanging from the tree apples, literally ripe for the picking apples.

Most of ours came from the lower branches because Mr O did most of the picking…

While I took the photos…

Made sure I didn’t lose him…

Did the necessary taste test…

Um, amazing!

While the mister carried this…

There’s totally 127 apples in there!
It was at that very moment we understood what that Dad meant. Yes, the walk back to the car was long!

But totally worth it.  The box of apples, all 127 of them, cost just $25 and the experience gave us all a good few hours of fun, both in the field and on the drive. Mr O was in his element and isn’t it great to teach your kids where their food actually comes from {other than the shops!}.

You can say hello at Valley Fresh Produce, 50 McCorkhill Road, Pickering Brook.

It’s best to call before heading out to check times {it’s a good hour’s drive from Perth} but we were told that apple picking is open to the public every day from 10am – 4pm until mid-June. Even better, it  might be extended as the season this year has been so good {or should that be fruitful}?  Ripe for picking are Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Fuji and Sundowner varieties.

If you want to try something similar, around September you can pick your own strawberries too. And I can’t wait to do that again!
Do you know any other places to pick your own fruit?  Let me know, I’d love to say hello!

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3 thoughts on “Where to pick your own apples in Perth

  1. Thanks so much for this Jo,
    One of my teenage boys commented that this was something he hadn’t done so it was on my list of experiences to make sure we ticked off – family outing coming up – YAY!

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