Gingko Picking Update

Toronto is home to an incredible amount of edible trees. We do our best to get to all the ones in our community during our program’s harvest season which runs from mid-June to early fall, sometime between the end of September and Thanksgiving weekend in October.

Ginkgo nuts are edible (a true delicacy!), however, it is best harvested after the first frost. In Toronto, that is usually sometime at the end of October or early November, after we have closed for the season. As a result, we are not able to harvest ginkgo as part of our picking program and we are no longer registering ginkgo trees.

If you want to learn more about how to safely harvest and process ginkgo nuts, we strongly encourage you to do research. Make sure you know the ins and outs of handling the fruit. 

Before you feast on ginkgo, we recommend feasting on these handy links:

Ginkgo ripening guide from Not Far From The Tree
Spotlight on ginkgo from the Philadelphia Orchard Project

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