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EXPLORE OUR ORCHARD

Pick your own apples from our many varieties, or visit the store to select our freshly picked apples off the shelves.  Families can enjoy quality time together outdoors while savouring the crisp flavor of freshly picked apples.  The apple season runs from mid-August into October.  Come early as the apples are in high demand and your family will be begging to come back for more fun!  Apple picking continues until the trees are bare (usually around the end of September or Thanksgiving weekend), depending on the crop and number of pickers.  Most years there are apples in the store until November.  Dogs are not allowed on the property.

APPLES
Pick Your Own
MID AUG. TO LATE SEPT.
5 POUND BAG 
2 POUND BAG


Prices are subject to change without notice.

Not in season

APPLES

OUR VARIETIES

GINGER GOLD

Mid-September

The flavor is mild, but with a tart finish.

Ginger Gold is generally considered one of the best early season eating apples. It is a good keeper, and can last several weeks in the fridge. Since its flesh is slow to oxidize, the Ginger Gold is a great apple for salads, for kids to snack on, and even for using in pies and crisps. The primary use is for eating out of hand, though it can be used for most other purposes. 

PAULA RED

Early September

The flavor is tart.

​Paul Red is a bright red apple with some yellow and tan spots; the skin often has a dusty sheen with light to creamy flesh. Paula Red is a good eating apple and as apple sauce; as it becomes extremely soft when cooked, it is not as good as some others for pies.

HONEYCRISP

September

The flavor is crisp, sweet.

Honeycrisp apples are a large-sized red apple that is exceptionally juicy, making it a favorite for many. Its fine texture makes it great for fresh eating and it has an exceptional storage life.

LOBO

September

The flavor is tangy and crisp

A Lobo packs a great punch, this variety of apple ripens in September, shortly after the Paula Reds. This variety was founded in the early 1930's and has a very tangy crisp flavor. It can be used in pies, crisps, apple sauce and apple butter.

LIBERTY

Mid-September 

The flavor is tangy with a bit of sweet.

Liberty apples are medium to very large. The flesh is yellow, crisp and juicy, with a rather tangy taste that is balanced by a slight sweetness. Liberty apples hold their shape when cooked and are popular baked whole, stuffed with spices, brown sugar, and nuts. The apples can also be incorporated into tarts, pies, muffins, and bread, sauteed with browned butter and spices, or stewed to create a decadent dessert.

MCINTOSH

Late-September

The flavor is sweet and tart with a bit of spice to it.

The McIntosh is often called the national apple of Canada. Discovered in 1811 by John McIntosh on his Ontario farm, it is a medium-sized apple that is mostly bright red, but often includes green and white areas. Considered an all-purpose apple, McIntosh are good for eating and cooking. They are well known as a dessert apple that breaks down quickly and requires a shorter cook time than most others. The flesh is white and crisp, but it is also considered a soft apple.

CRAB APPLES

Mid -September.

The flavor is sweet and nutty.

Crab apples are an absolutely wonderful fruit to grow, adding year-round value to any garden or orchard. In the Autumn their fruits shine out in shades of gold, crimson or purple and whilst they might not be the tastiest straight off the tree – unless you’re a fan of incredibly tart, sour flavours – they do make a superb jelly, add a sharp note to a savoury apple sauce,.

EMPIRE

September

The flavor is sweet.

Empire has a crisp texture and bright white flesh. With the popular Red Delicious and McIntosh for parents, it has the characteristic and unusual McIntosh flavor. Although Empire can be stored for short periods, it is best when eaten straight from the tree.

SNOW

September

The flavor is very sweet, subtly tart flavor with notes of spice, caramel, and wine.

Snow apples are round, conical, with smooth, matte skin that has a yellow-green base, covered in bright red blush and striping. Underneath the surface, the flesh is soft, white, and crisp.Snow apples are best suited for both raw and cooked applications such as baking, boiling, and roasting. The apple’s soft flesh is showcased when consumed fresh, out-of-hand, or it can be sliced and tossed into green and fruit salads.

CORTLAND

Mid-September 

The flavor is a sweet-tart combination.

The Cortland apple is bright red, with a crisp white flesh that is incredibly juicy.  with a Like the McIntosh, the Cortland is a soft apple, though not quite as soft as a McIntosh; however unlike the McIntosh, the Cortland apple can be used in many ways, from eating, baking, to cooking.

SPARTAN

Late-September

The flavor is a balance of sweet succulence and tart.

Medium in size, the Spartan varies from bright red to a deep purple-red, depending on the length of time it ripens on the tree. Its crisp white flesh is aromatic and exceptionally juicy.

Spartans are an excellent eating apple.

RUSSET

Late-September

The flavor is sweet and nutty.

This apple exhibits  "russeting" - partial or complete coverage with rough patches of greenish-brown to yellowish-brown colour. Russet varieties are often seen as more traditional, and associated with aromatic flavours. While it is widely used as a fresh-eating apple, it also makes wonderful dried apple rings and a good choice for the flavour component and enhanced fermentation of cider.

PICKING TIPS
  • NEVER pull the apple straight away from the tree.

  • NEVER shake the tree or branch.

  • NEVER climb in the tree.  

Although, it is okay to eat an apple in the orchard, you must put the apple core in the compost bucket near the store. Apple cores left on the ground attract mice and mice can do a lot of damage to the apple trees in the winter.

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