More Apples out there !

Good picking now for McIntosh on the big trees in the old orchard.  Go uphill or downhill.  Picking poles are now available.

There are nice  pockets of Honeycrisp for folks who walk down the hill and in the row past the first half dozen trees.  Empire, Cortland, Gala, Macoun and Fuji are all good right now.

This could be your chance to visit the orchard on a damp Saturday without the crowds.   Cider all week and donuts on Saturday and Sunday.

Still More Apples

The past weekend was our busiest in the 13 years that the orchard has been back open.  MacIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Gala, Macoun and Fuji are still plentiful.

Honeycrisp is in shorter supply, but there is still good fruit downhill just above and below the Cortlands.

For all varieties, you need to go down the row past the first half dozen trees to find the easiest picking.  For MacIntosh on the old trees, go uphill to the corner and there is lots of low fruit.

Come during the week if you can to miss the crowds.  On the weekend, come in the morning.

Fine weather to go apple picking

There is a very good crop of Empires which we will open up for picking tomorrow (Saturday).  There continues to be excellent picking for  Honeycrisp, Cortland, Macoun, Fuji, MacIntosh, and Gala.

If you have not yet come for Honeycrisp, now is the time to come – after this weekend there will be fewer for easy picking.

We bring up donuts from Mrs. Murphy’s on Saturday and Sunday.  Come early in the day before the crowd has built up and the donuts run out.


Mid Season apples are ready !!

Honeycrisp, Cortland, Macoun, and Fuji are now ready for picking – crop is excellent for each of these varieties.  McIntosh and Gala are also excellent.  There are some Ginger Gold still out there, but they will not last much longer.

Different from other varieties, Honeycrisp ripen in stages on the same tree – so pick the red ones and let the green ones stay and they will ripen soon.  Ripest fruit is on the south side of the trees.

Picture shows a Honeycrisp tree waiting for you to come pick!!

Honeycrisp ready for picking