North East Melbourne fruiting schedule


The table below shows the possible fruiting months for a wide variety of fruit trees, berries and vines. It also shows: the number of plants required for successful pollination (1 for self-fertile or 2+ for self-incompatible); whether the fruit will ripen after being picked (if kept at room temperature); and which parts of the tree bear the fruit (relevant for pruning).

Clearly, the schedule for a particular plant will depend on its variety. So, for example, whilst apple trees may have fruit at any time from February to September, Golden Delicious are typically ready to harvest in February, Granny Smith in April and Eve in June.

Click anywhere in the table to view a higher resolution version. Alternatively, here is a pdf version.

  9 Responses to “North East Melbourne fruiting schedule”

  1. Great chart summary. Would be good to know which custard apples grow well in Melbourne.

    • Hi Kon Wong,

      The answer to your question is that the true custard apple, the cherimoya, can be grown by Melbourne (I have two) whilst the hybrid atemoya, which is what we normally buy in shops, can only be grown in tropical areas.

  2. Really great chart, thank you. I’m in California and the months obviously are different, but the other information is great, super helpful.

  3. I’m not very up with plants, but should figs be there too? Great site, thank you!

  4. Thank you! I’ve just spent hours putting together my own calendar of what veggies to grown when and then realised I hadn’t included fruit! So then I came across your site and saw this list already done, and the veggie one too! Also you had a pdf of it. I’ll just use your list, it’s much better then mine.

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