Agronen Self-picking, Gedera – Visitors Guide

Raspberries at Gedera farm, Israel

Agronen self-picking started with raspberries, but today, you can pick strawberries, mulberries, plums, pitanga, and other fruits.

In 2018, we visited Agronen Raspberries at Gedera and Cherry Picking In Odem over two following weekends. The following video is the result of those visits.


Agronen is located to the west of Gedera. And the easiest way to reach them is by entering their name into Waze. Alternatively, you can use the following links below.

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Directions for public transport: Link to Moovit

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Map of Agronen self-picking
Map of Agronen self-picking

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Entrance Fee

Adult, child – 40 NIS (children under three years old enter for free).
Pensioner, soldier – 30 NIS.

This place operates in a similar format to other self-picking farms in Israel. The entry ticket allows you to pick and eat as much as you want. If you want to take some fruits home, you can buy an empty basket (about 300 grams) and fill it up for an additional 20 NIS per basket.

Note: The availability of baskets depends on the number of fruits in the field.

Opening Hours

Self-picking is available only on Fridays and Saturdays. And on Saturday, entry is by registration only (you can register here).

DayOpening HoursRegistration Required
Friday09:00 – 15:00No
Saturday09:00 – 14:00Yes

Note: The entrance fee and opening hours were updated in December 2022. In any case, check the official site before visiting.

Contact Information

Phone: 074-7600910

When is the best time to pick Raspberries?

Most raspberries become ripe from the middle of May till the end of June.

Note: exact dates depend on the weather.

At Agronen Self-picking

Self-picking Raspberries at Gedera started in 1997. They provided Raspberries then, but you can also find other fruits today.

Raspberries at Agronen Self-picking

During our Shavuot visit the previous year, we ate eight different kinds of Raspberries. But, this year, because the winter was not cold enough, there were not many Raspberries. And since many people visited before us, only a few left. But I was able to find several for a photo 🙂

Raspberries at Agronen Self-picking in Gedera

You should check in advance if you are interested primarily in self-picking raspberries (and not other fruits). The official site does not have live updates, but you can call them or check on Facebook.

Rows of Raspberries at Agronen Self-picking in Gedera
Rows of Raspberries

Then we continued to mulberry:

Mulberry at Gedera farm, Israel

There are both black and white Mulberry trees. How do you know which one is which and what is ready for picking? Just look at the ground. Ripe fruits fall on the floor. So, if you see many black mulberries below the tree, then collect black mulberries. And if you notice white mulberries, then collect white.

Afterward, we continued to the plum trees:

They were pretty tasty.

Those are not big plums. They are not much bigger than cherries. Here are several of them in my hand:

As I mentioned earlier, the winter was not cold enough, and there were few raspberries. For that reason, they planted Pitanga trees that like warm winters.

Pitanga growing at Agronen Self-picking in Gedera

Thus, in warmer winters, you will have plenty of Pitanga. This way, whether the winter is cold or warm, you will have something to collect.

Black Mulberry
Black Mulberry

Hanging Strawberries

And the last fruit we went to collect and eat was strawberries.

Strawberries growing in the air, Israel
Strawberries growing in the air

They grow strawberries in an unusual way. There are long rows of hanging plants. Such growing methods make collecting easier. But I wonder whether there are other reasons for this method of raising? (maybe inappropriate land).

Recently, I read that pesticide control becomes more effortless when growing in the air.

Strawberries growing in air at a farm in Israel

I saw one other place where strawberries are grown in the air. It is the Salad Trail. Moreover, they have even gone further and do not raise the strawberries in the soil. You can find additional details at the Salad Trail.

In the Sharon area, where most Israeli strawberries are grown, they are planted in the soil (the usual way). You can find impressions from our visit to Strawberry Picking at Hod Hasharon or The Strawberry and Flower.

A look across the rows of strawberries
A look across the rows of strawberries

Note: For a complete guide about strawberries, see Picking Strawberries – When, Where, and Comparison of Places.

Strawberries growing in air at a farm in Israel

Interestingly, some strawberries are still green, others are ripe, and others are overripe. That means farmers who grow strawberries visit the same plants several times each season.

2018 Update

We revisited Agronen Raspberries at Gedera towards the end of May 2018, and there are plenty of black raspberries, mulberry, pitanga, and even some strawberries. The place got quite popular, and if you come during rush hour (around 10:00 – 11:00 on Saturday), there will be a long line at the entrance (it took us about 20 – 30 minutes to enter). Therefore, I would recommend either coming earlier or later in the day.

Agrotourism Attractions

You can find similar attractions in the Agrotourism category. And here are a selected few:


Agronen Self-picking in Gedera is an excellent place, which is pretty much what one would expect. If you are interested in self-picking a specific fruit, check before visiting since fruit availability is weather-dependent.

Have you visited Agronen Self-picking in Gedera? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.

That’s all for today, and I’ll see you in future travels!

Stay Tuned!

For similar attractions, check out Agrotourism.


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6 thoughts on “Agronen Self-picking, Gedera – Visitors Guide

    1. Добрый день,
      Сбор черешни и вишни происходит в основном на севере Израиля. Ссылка на пост:

    1. Good evening,
      Yes, there are different types of raspberries. Most raspberries become ripe from the middle of May till the end of June.

    1. Hi Yael,

      According to the website and Facebook page you can find now: red raspberries, blueberries, mulberries, and a little strawberries and pitango fruit.

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