Cherry time in the south

The Southern Forests region encompasses some of the most beautiful natural landscapes and charming small towns in WA’s lower South West. This land of tall timbers, abundant fresh water, rich soils, undulating scenery and temperate climate is also renowned for the quality and variety of its fresh seasonal produce.

Several food-focused events occur in the region each year and coming up next to celebrate the start of the cherry season is Manjimup’s Cherry Harmony Festival (Saturday 14 December).

The main cherry growing regions in WA are in a narrow growing belt stretching from Donnybrook to Pemberton in the south west of the state. The region involves some larger growers in the Donnybrook/Kirup and Manjimup/Pemberton areas and smaller ones through the Balingup and Bridgetown shires.

This belt produces approximately 85% of WA cherries. Several varieties of cherries are grown in local orchards and are available from November to January.

For more information on the Cherry Harmony Festival 2019: