Our Apple Orchards
Hand-pick something wonderful!
Step into our vast apple orchard for a one-of-a-kind u-pick adventure! We have over 24 varieties of apples, and have apples ready to pick from mid-August into early November.
Nothing beats the freshness of hand-picked produce and our delectable farm grown apples are no exception!
Please call 860-633-2789 for accurate picking information!
U-Pick Apple Pricing
Our apple pick-your-own is priced by the pound. Head out into the orchard and fill one of our bags or boxes full of tasty, farm fresh apples! Please call for pricing by variety.
Check out our ripening calendar for approximate ripening dates or read on for more information on picking, storing, and preparing your fresh-picked apples.
Become an Apple Expert
Be sure to choose apples that are free of bruises, fragrant, and firm to the touch.
Best Storage Practices
When storing apples, keep in mind that apples ripen 6 to 10 times faster at room temperature than when refrigerated. Apples that will not be eaten in a day or two should be refrigerated in the crisper and stored by themselves due to the fact that the fruit emits ethylene gas, which can cause other fruits and vegetables to decompose.
To prepare apples for freezing, slice them and place the slices on a cookie sheet. Once the individual slices are completely frozen, transfer them to a plastic storage bag.
Apple Varieties & Uses
|Paula Red||Slightly tart, Mac type flavor||Firm||Snacking, Baking, Sauce, Salads||Short 2wk+ shelf life|
|Ginger Gold||Sweet, Tart||Very Crisp||Snacking, Salads||
Short 2wk+ shelf life
|Jonamac||Similar to a Mac X with Jonathan||Firm, Crisp||Snacking, Baking, Sauce||Short term storage|
|McIntosh||Tangy, Sweet, Tart||Tender, Juicy||Snacking, Sauce, Bakes up Soft||Good Keeper|
|Cortland||Sweet, Tart||Firm, Juicy||All-Purpose, slow to brown||Good Keeper|
|Macoun||Sweet Distinct Flavor||Firm, Juicy||Bakes up soft, best for snacking, sauce & salads||Keeps good until Thanksgiving|
|Empire||Spicy, Tangy||Crisp||Snacking, Salads, Sauce & Baking||Good Keeper|
|Gala||Sweet||Crisp||Snacking, Salads||Good Keeper|
|Mutsu||Sweet, Tangy||Firm, Juicy||Snacking, Salads, Bakes up firm||Good Keeper|
|Honeycrisp||Sweet, Tart||Extra Crisp, Juicy||Snacking, Salads||Good Keeper|
|Red Delicious||Sweet||Crisp||Snacking, Salads||Keeps well until Jan 1st|
|Golden Delicious||Sweet, Tangy||Crisp||Snacking, Salads, Sauce, Bakes up firm||Good Keeper|
|Stayman||Tart, Tangy||Firm, Crisp||Snacking, Sauce, Baking||Good Storage Apple|
|Rome||Sweet||Extra Firm||Baking, Sauce||Good Storage Apple|
|Ida Red||Tart at Harvest, Sweetens w, Storage||Firm, Crisp||Excellent for Baking, Sauce||Very Good Keeper|
|Granny Smith||Tart||Firm, Crisp, Juicy||Snacking, Baking, Sauce, Salads||Extra Long Keeper|
|Fuji||Spicy at Harvest, Sweetens w, Storage||Star Firm, Crisp||Snacking, Salads||Extra Long Keeper|
|Braeburn||Sweet, Tart||Firm, Crisp||Snacking, Salads||Long Keeper|
|Jonagold||Sweet, Tart||Firm, Juicy||Snacking, Baking, Salads||Good Storage Apple|
|Cameo||Sweet, Tart||Firm, Juicy||Snacking, Salads||Long Keeper|
|Pink Lady||Sweet, Tart, Flavor enhances after storage||Extra Firm||Snacking, Salads, Bakes up firm||Extra Long Storage|
|Winesap||More Stringent an Stayman||Very firm, thick skin||Baking, Sauce||Long Keeper|
|Russett||Sweet, Acidic||Firm||Snacking, Salads, Cider||Good Keeper|
|Baldwin||Tart||Extra firm||Baking. Sauce||Good Keeper|