Picking Cherries in Canada

A highlight of my travels was a tasty picking trip in the Okanagan region of Canada. This area is bursting with fruit farms. From carefully planted vines for top quality wines to rows of overgrown fields of cherries. U-pick farms were the biggest revelation on the trip. U-pick farms give you the chance to do the picking. As part of our little adventure we were given two buckets and a ladder to reach the ripest fruit. Off we went, exploring the rows of bushes, sneaking a cherry or two along the way.

WHERE TO PICK

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British Columbia is a region in the West of Canada that offers the ideal climate and conditions for growing all kinds of fruit. For delicious peaches and cherries check out Peters UPick farm in Vernon, British Columbia.

WHEN TO PICK

The orchards in British Columbia come to life in April. Apricots are the first to ripen, then cherries, peaches and lastly you will find the delicious apples.  The fruit-picking season typically begins in June, with cherries being the first fruit available to pick. The season is finished by the end of October, with apples being the last fruit available.

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