PICK YOUR OWN FRUIT
SUMMER TIME = PICK YOUR OWN FRUIT TIME!
What could taste better than fresh picked juicy strawberries straight from the field?
How about raspberries?
Blackcurrants or Redcurrants for making jam?
Tayberries, Blackberries or Gooseberries for making desserts or just eating raw?
Throughout the year we sell home grown tomatoes and cucumbers (from June to November). Both taste and size are far superior to anything you'll ever buy in a supermarket! Try them and find out.
Fresh picked fruit is so much tastier than anything bought in a shop. Fancy an outdoor day out with lots of fresh fruit, plants and good things to eat?
We are around one mile from Solihull town centre. Widney Manor Station is only 500m from us.
WHAT FRUIT IS AVAILABLE FOR PICK YOUR OWN FRUIT?
The fruit picking season is normally in full swing by mid June, and winds down sometime in October.
Fruit ripening times and availability depend on things like the weather and how many other people have come to pick fruit on the same day.
We open from 10am and last entry is 5pm. There is no need to book.
Morning picking is often recommended for the best picking at the busiest times as some fruits can all get picked by late afternoon. So don't leave it too late in the day for the best fruit picking!
SORTED BY MONTH:
**All of the below timings vary according to the current year's weather patterns. Please check Twitter for current availability (or see the Twitter feed on this page)
Mid June: Strawberries
July: Strawberries, Raspberries, Red & Black currants, Blackberries, Gooseberries, Tayberries, Plums
August: Autumn Raspberries, Plums, Apples, Strawberries
September: Strawberries, Apples, Autumn Raspberries
October: Autumn Raspberries, Apples
SORTED BY FRUIT:
This year's weather may alter the ripening dates of all fruit types, so please check the Twitter feed for this year's current information.
Strawberries: Mid June to early July is often the peak period - think just before the tennis at Wimbledon starts! Late Strawberries can continue through to September at lower volumes.
Raspberries: Early varieties start fruiting in early July. Autumn varieties pick up in August and can continue through to October on good years.
Gooseberries: (popular for desserts) tend to start near the end of June, and continue through to the end of July.
Blackcurrants and Redcurrant: (jam making, desserts) from late June, and generally to the end of July.
Tayberries: have a short season, usually starting and finishing within July.
Blackberries: Variable from late June through July, but have continued through to August in some years.
Apples: The first apples usually ripen in August and different varieties continue to provide through to October.
Plums: Short, fast season that occurs sometime during July or August. Check Twitter to see if they are on now this year.
HOW DOES PICK YOUR OWN FRUIT WORK?
It’s very simple. Just come down and pick!
We can provide punnets and baskets. After picking we weigh the fruit and you pay for the weight picked.
We have a £5 fruit picking minimum per basket.
Typically most people might spend £5-£15, depending on how much fruit is picked.
We accept cash and card payments.
WHEN IS CALDICOTT'S NURSERY OPEN FOR PICK YOUR OWN FRUIT?
Open 10am - 5:30pm Mon-Sat (last entry 5pm)
Open from April to early December
The fruit area is mostly on flat, firm grass and easily accessible from the parking area.
Sadly, we cannot welcome dogs in the fruit areas.