CHERRIES & Stonefruit
Come to Young for a Pick Your Own Cherry experience or simply to purchase some delicious fruit. The Cherry Season typically runs from the start of November through to the end of December (weather dependent), followed by other stone fruits into the new year.
The Hilltops Region’s climate and rich soils provide all the essentials required for the growing and ripening of stone fruits. While cherries are the main fruit produced in the region, we grow plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, figs, strawberries and olives. Our trees produce ripening fruit throughout summer. The cherry is the last tree to bloom, which typically happens in late September, and yet the first tree to fruit. From November, through to Christmas (weather dependent), cherries are available. The climax of the cherry season occurs in the first full weekend of December, at the National Cherry Festival in Young. For information on what fruit is available for your visit - contact the Young Visitor Information Centre on 1800 628 233.