Ballinaclash Cherries

Our 2021 Pick-Your-Own Season is well underway. ONLINE BOOKINGS are essential.

Please note, due to a very cool and wet November, there has been significant damage to our early cherry varieties and a slow ripening. The December weather forecast looks more promising and we are hoping that the later cherry varieties will improve. We thank you for your understanding and appreciate your support.

See Pick-Your-Own page for more information.

Calendar of Cherry Varieties

It is impossible to give exact dates of when cherries will be available due to seasonal variations however this is a chronological guide listing the particular cherry varieties grown at Ballinaclash to help you plan your visit.

Early Season Cherries (usually early/mid-November)

  • Earlisweet
  • Empress
  • Supreme

Early to Mid-Season Cherries (usually late November)

  • Merchant
  •  Vista

Mid-Season Cherries (usually late November/early December)

  • Ron
  • Santana
  • Stella
  • Vegas

Mid to Late Season Cherries (usually early/mid-December)

  • Lappin
  • Simone

Late Season Cherries (usually mid/late December)

  • Regina
  • Sylvia
  • Montmorency
  • Morello

Please note that our Pick Your Own Apricots usually start late November and continue throughout December until picked out.

Opening Hours

Christmas Trading Hours

Tuesday 21st December 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 22nd December 8am – 5pm
Thursday 23rd December 8am – 5pm

Friday 24th December CLOSED
Saturday 25th December CLOSED
Sunday 26th December CLOSED
Monday 27th December CLOSED

Tuesday 28th November 9am – 4pm**
Wednesday 29th November 9am – 4pm**
Thursday 30th November 9am – 4pm**
Friday 31st December CLOSED

Keep an eye on these updates & our social media platforms for reopening dates in late January.

**Please note, you will need to book pick your own sessions on these after Christmas dates,dates via our online booking system on our website so that you can be notified should we not have fruit due to circumstances beyond our control, such as weather events.

Buses and coaches must book
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Our Cellar Door and Farm Gate Shop is open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 10am to 4pm through Autumn & Winter. Check website or social media for changes in our seasonal opening hours.

Seasonal Update

The Pick-Your-Own cherry season is usually November & December only. ONLINE BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.

If you are planning on visiting us, please keep an eye on the 'News/Updates' section on this website, our Facebook page or Instagram feed for the latest updates.

Don't forget that you can purchase our wines and many of our delicacies through our online shop all year round.