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: Mollie Delicious, McIntosh, Gala, Mutsu, & 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.
U-PICK APPLES IS CLOSED UNTIL FALL 2022
Choose from a 1/2 peck, peck, or 1/2 bushel bag.
U-Pick Bag Pricing
- 1/2 Peck Bag – $7.00
- Peck Bag – $12.50
- 1/2 Bushel – $20.00
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.
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.
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.
Custom Pressing: We will be taking orders to custom press your apples for cider on Wednesday’s. Contact Reuben Hufford at Reuben@hillsideacresfamilyfarm.com to make your appointment. 4 Bushel minimum order.
|Apple Variety||Ripening Date||Available for U-Pick?||Taste|
|Mollie Delicious||Early-Mid August||No||Sweet/tart, crisp|
|Blondee||Mid August||Yes||Mildly sweet, firm|
|Gala||Mid August||Yes||Mildly sweet, firm|
|Cortland||Early-Mid September||Yes||Sharp sweet/tart, juicy|
|McIntosh||Early September||Yes||sweet/tart, juicy|
|Honeycrisp||Early September||Not available until 2023||Sweet/tart, crisp, juicy|
|Golden Delicious||Mid September||Not available until 2023||Mildly sweet, crisp, juicy|
|Mutsu||Late September||Yes||Sweet, crisp|
|Fuji||Mid-Late October||Not available until 2023||Sweet, crisp|
|*Approximate harvest times and subject to weather|