PICKING your own cherries is a Tasmanian Christmas tradition and two-year-old Willow Clavell is getting the hang of it early in life.
The Clavell family of Hobart were among dozens visiting the Sorell Fruit Farm yesterday to pick fresh cherries and berries for Christmas Day.
Cherry trees laden with deep red and vibrant pink fruit have been the result one of the best growing seasons in years.
Sorell Fruit Farm owner Bob Hardy said warm, dry weather in the lead-up to Christmas had ensured fruit was in top condition.
The Hardys grow nine varieties of cherries. Mr Hardy said dark red cherries were favoured by most at Christmas, but his favourites were the bright red and pink varieties.
Mr Hardy estimated 30 per cent of visitors to his farm were from Asia.
Yesterday, a busload of visitors from Taiwan visited the farm.
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