Orchard

Information

Legend:

History

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.

Rates

Deer apples
Box

$7
  •  

Cooking apples
Box

$14
  •  

Eating apples
Box

$28
  •  

Cooking apples
Box

$0 50
/lbs
  •  

Eating apples
Box

$1 25
/lbs
  •  

Our apples

Lobo

Availability: mid-september to mid-october
Characteristics:
  • Crisp
  • Juicy
  • Halfway between tart and sweet
  • Aromatic

McIntosh

Availability: late-september to mid-october
Characteristics:
  • Crisp
  • Juicy
  • Halfway between tart and sweet
  • Aromatic

Cortland

Availability: early october to late october
Characteristics:
  • Crisp
  • Sweet
  • Slightly tart
  • Aromatic
  • Does not brown
  • Keeps structure during cooking

Melba

Availability: mid-august to early september
Characteristics:
  • Crisp but soft flesh
  • Slightly tart and sweet
  • Very aromatic

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