Fruit Tree Registration

We harvest tens of thousands of pounds of fruit each year by connecting volunteer pickers with generous homeowners. We then redistribute the resulting yield forward to over 45 community partners. We also support tree care and provide tree owners with resources to help care for our abundant urban orchard.

Register Your Fruit Tree

It’s easy to have your tree(s) harvested by the Fruit Tree Project. With pickers leaving up to 25% of the total harvest for you and redistributing the rest to those in need, it is a wonderful service. Signing your tree(s) up to be picked is easy, just follow these steps:

  1. Estimate when the bulk of your fruit will be ripe.

    Give us your best guess by using our ripening chart. Don’t worry about being wrong, we just need a best guess. If you have multiple trees with varying ripening dates, sign the trees up separately. Take note of when your trees ripen to improve accuracy in future years. If your tree(s) ripen early, feel free to give us a call or email.

  2. Register your tree(s) through our online system.

    Pick the week in which you think your tree will be nearing ripeness. We prefer to pick before fruit becomes soft – stone fruits, pears, and figs do not store and ship well if left to fully ripen on the tree.

Choose a week

Week beginning June 20th Sign Up
Week beginning on June 27th Sign Up
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Week beginning on October 31st Sign Up

Picking Calendar

Please peruse the calendar below and choose when you think will be the best time for our Volunteers to come pick your trees(s). If you are unsure, or it’s a new tree, please use these dates as a guide:
  • JULY

    Cherries

    Late June - Early July

  • Yellow Plums

    Early July

  • Transparent Apples

    Mid July - Early August

  • AUGUST

    Cherry Plums

    Late July

  • Victoria Plums

    Mid Aug

  • Apples (most varieties)

    Early Aug - Late Oct

  • SEPTEMBER

    Italian Prune Plums

    Mid - Late Aug

  • Bartlett Pears

    Late Aug
    *need to be picked before they are yellow and ripe

  • Bosc Pears

    Mid Sept - Early Oct

  • OCTOBER

    Quince

    Mid Sept - Early Oct