February 1 - May 31
Blossoms of spring lead in to busy picking time. Picking is done by hand using ladder and picking bags. From there, they’re collected into wooden containers. When filled, the containers are towed by tractor to a coolstore, where a controlled atmosphere keeps our apples fresh and crisp for great eating.
Keep an eye out for orchard vehicles on the local roads. Ask for new season fruit at your local fruiterer.
Where and when to buy Harcourt apples?
New season apples are available about the time of Harcourt Applefest, in March of each year.
Around Harcourt, roadside shops get their apple supplies straight from the orchards.
At the Melbourne Wholesale Market, our apples are available all year round.