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Peach Picking Farms in Lakeland, Polk County, and Central Florida

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If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with kids, peach picking is a great way to have fun AND teach them about where our food comes from. There is something special about using locally made products, eating fruits and vegetables grown right here in Polk County, or enjoying sweet peaches, juicy strawberries and plump blueberries you’ve picked yourself.

Below you’ll find a list of family-friendly local farms where you can pick your own peaches in Florida {Lakeland, FL and Central Florida area}. Many of these farms also offer pre-picked peaches for those who want freshly picked fruit.

Peach Season in Florida runs from April – June. All farms listed below include a website and/or Facebook page so you can easily check current operating hours. We STRONGLY suggest you check these sources or call ahead the day of your visit to confirm availability, prices, and hours, even for farms that are open daily. U-Pick season operations are often dependent on recent weather, commercial picking, and fruit availability, and can change from one day to the next. **Many farms are only open for a few days each year, and some close by early May. We will not be updating this list with closing dates, check the links for each farm to see updates on their Facebook page**

Don’t miss our Peach Picking Tips at the bottom of this post. We can also help find Strawberry Picking Near You (January – March) and Blueberry Picking Near You (March – May). We also have a list of U-Pick Sunflower Farms. If you’re looking for fresh produce, there are also numerous Farmers Markets happening weekly around Polk County, you can find them all in our Farmers Market Guide.

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Peach Farms in Polk County

Ridge Island Groves

Ridge Island Groves is a family owned and operated citrus business in Haines City offering sweet treats made with fruit from their crops (blueberries, peaches, oranges, and more), a farmers market, weekend events. You can also PICK your own fruit straight from the Groves! Opens April 13, 2023 for U-Pick Peaches.
Location: 6000 Polk City Road, Haines City, Florida 33844

Tree-O Groves

Florida Peach farm in Polk County – Open beginning April 15, 2023.
Location: 140 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Lake Alfred, Florida 33850

Hilltop Peaches

Florida Peach farm in Polk County that doesn’t use herbicide or pesticide according to FB info – Open beginning April 14, 2023.
Location: 7455 Cox Road, Bartow, Florida 33830

Oponay Farms

Oponay Farms is open seasonally for U-Pick strawberries, blueberries, and peaches. Check Facebook page for current U-pick operations, hours, and prices. Opening TBD 2023. Check Facebook for upcoming dates.
5015 Hancock Lake Road, Lakeland, Florida 33812

Thayer Farms

Location: 5600 Lake Trask Road, Dundee, Florida 33838 – No updates since 2021.

Peach Picking in Central Florida

Florida Sweeties You-Pick Peaches

Opening April 1, 2023 for peach picking. Advance Sign Up Required!
Location: Peachy Keen Orchard – 15701 Jessamine Rd, Dade City FL 33523 (Check FB for picking locations – different each day!)

Premium Peach

Opening TBD 2023. Check Facebook for upcoming dates.
Location: 3920 Packard Avenue, St. Cloud, Florida 34772

Southern Hill Farm

Blueberries, peaches, strawberries, sunflowers and zinnias are available for spring U-Pick at Southern Hill Farm. Although it is a little bit of a drive from Lakeland (the furthest on our list), we include it because you can typically pick more than one crop AND they have spring and fall festivals. Open now for Blueberries, Peaches, Vegetables, Sunflowers, and Zinnias.
Location: 16651 Schofield Road, Clermont, Florida 34714
Website | Facebook

The Southern Peach Company

Locally owned and operated family farm offering Florida Peaches. Opening TBD 2023. Check Facebook for updates.
Location: 13231 Florida 674, Lithia, Florida 33547

Peach Picking Tips

  • Check the Farm’s website or Facebook page the day before or day of your visit to confirm hours
  • Pick early in the morning when it is still cool.
  • Dress comfortably with closed toe shoes. You WILL be walking in dirt and you will get dirty!
  • Wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen – fields are in the sun. Light colored clothing is best.
  • Bring your own container, not too deep. Many fields do not keep containers on site.
  • Take CASH!! Many fields only accept cash.

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Do peaches grow in Florida?

Yes! While they aren’t exactly the same variety or size as a Georgia peach, you can find peach trees in Florida.

When is peach season in Florida?

Peach Season in Florida runs from April – June.

Where can you go peach picking in Florida?

There are multiple farms in Central Florida that offer peach picking near you.

More U-Pick Farms + Farmers Markets

Spring Activities Guide

Check out our full Spring Activities Guide for more things to do in Lakeland, Polk County, and Central Florida from January – May. BBQ Festivals, Valentine’s Day, 5k races, seasonal events, annual favorites, SUN ‘n FUN, Easter Egg Hunts, Mother’s Day, and more.