The orchard has existed for 65 years. Four kinds of apples are cultivated: Melba, Lobo, McIntosh, and Cortland. It produces about 150,000 apples per year, which is about 1500 18-kilo crates of apples. Apple trees are a member of the rosaceae family, along with cherry trees, plum trees, strawberries, and raspberries.
Before your visit
- There is no pick-your-own during the week. The orchard is reserved for school groups and organized groups because its primary vocation is educational.
- During the production season, the kiosk is open on request to buy apples.
- When you arrive, go the reception kiosk to receive instructions.
Instructions for apple picking
- Do not pull the apples off the trees. There is a technique to picking apples properly: twist the apple on its stem and tilt it up to the sky.
- Be aware that the trees are old and fragile. Climbing the trees and breaking their branches is strictly prohibited.
- We do not tolerate any wastage. Apples that fall on the ground are safe to eat.
- Small dark spots on the skin of the apples are normal. The flesh inside is intact
General instructions at the orchard
- Ladders must be used properly and safely.
- Rain boots and long but lightweight clothing are recommended to protect against biting and stinging insects.
- Domestic animals are prohibited, but service dogs are allowed.