Fruit Picking Dates for backpackers

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Fruit Picking Dates

Fruit picking is a seasonal Job, and we have specific fruit picking dates which allows us to know where the work is. Lucky Australia is a large country so there are picking Jobs available all year round for fruit pickers and backpackers. I prefer to pick fruit in the Northern part of Australia in the winter and the Southern parts of Australia in the Summer due to the high temperatures in Northern Australia. We have listed from our experience some fruit picking dates during the year so you can go where the fruit picking work is. Please remember fruit picking times do vary due to the fact that they ripen at different times depending on rainfall or a dry period.

Fruit picking Dates


January to December - vegetables

February to May - apples

December to April - berry crops

December to January – stone fruit

December to January- cherries

All Year – mushrooms

All year – mixed vegetable production and processing Fruit Picking Tasmania

Northern Territory

January to April - citrus

May to November - melons

October to December – mangoes


Cherries: November/December

Pears: January/February/March

Peaches: January/February

Vegetable: January to February

Grape Picking: January to May

Grape Pruning: May - September

Plums: February

Apples: March/April

South Australia

January - April - Grape picking

May to February - Citrus

May to August - Grape Vine Pruning

January to April - Apples/pears

November to March - Stone Fruits

All year – mixed vegetable production and processing

Fruit picking Dates

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