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.

  14 Responses to “North East Melbourne fruiting schedule”

  1. Is there a chart for the best time in the year to plant these? cheers

    • Hi Kate,

      No there isn’t such a chart but most fruit trees, and certainly all the deciduous ones, are best planted in Winter.

  2. Wonderful information, very handy.

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

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

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

  6. 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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