U-Pick Apples

It doesn’t take long to quickly fill a bag of apples to take home to eat fresh or make into applesauce. Supermarket apples don’t even come close to the freshly picked taste of a ripe apple off the tree. Thank you for letting us be your source for local apples.

U-Pick Apple Varieties we have are: McIntosh, Gala, Mutsu, Blondee, & Cortland. Each variety is ready at different times in the season so follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or give us a call to see what is available for U-Pick. Our apple season starts the end of August – October.


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Choose from a 1/2 peck, peck, or 1/2 bushel bag.

U-Pick Bag Pricing

  • 1/2 Peck Bag – $8.00
  • Peck Bag – $13.50
  • 1/2 Bushel – $21.00

Please do not climb the trees for your safety and the health of the trees. We provide apple pickers to reach that perfect apple just out of reach. If you drop apples while picking, they are still good to keep. Our policy is if you pick it, you keep it.

Apple Tips:

Storage of Apples: To keep your apples fresh and crisp, store in the refrigerator with moisture (damp paper towel or spritz with water). Remember to wash your apples right before eating.

Summer apples are softer and more mild. Fall apples are stronger in flavor, more firm, and store well until winter. Winter apples store the best, have thicker skins, and stronger flavor.

Good choices for applesauce: Cortland, or McIntosh.

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Apple Cider info: We press our own cider and use a mix of sweet & tart apples to get the best taste. Fresh cider is ready around the middle of September depending on our apple crop for the year.

Apple VarietyRipening DateAvailable for U-Pick?Taste
Mollie DeliciousEarly-Mid AugustNoSweet/tart, crisp
BlondeeLate AugustYes – limited supplyMildly sweet, firm
GalaLate AugustYesMildly sweet, firm
CortlandEarly-Mid SeptemberYesSharp sweet/tart, juicy
McIntoshEarly SeptemberYessweet/tart, juicy
HoneycrispEarly SeptemberNot available until 2023Sweet/tart, crisp, juicy
Golden DeliciousLate SeptemberNot available until 2023Mildly sweet, crisp, juicy
MutsuOctoberYesSweet, crisp
FujiEarly OctoberNot available until 2023Sweet, crisp
EverCrispNot available until 2024
RubyMacNot available until 2024
*Approximate harvest times and subject to weather