Apple picking opens September 18
Apple PickingOpen Friday, Saturday and Sunday for apple picking from 10am to 5:00pm
If you are from the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge or Guelph area and are planning on apple picking – We make it easy to pick your own, so you can have the maximum amount of fun. Here’s how it works:
Bags: Complimentary bags will be provided upon arrival. All fruit is paid for at the entrance to the orchard. Participants have the choice of a 10lb bag for $20 (max 4 people per bag) or a 20lb bag for $35 (max 7 people per bag). Bags/backpacks from home will not be permitted in the orchard.
Entrance Fee: There is no entrance fee to enter the orchard, however, we do ask that a minimum of $5.00 of apples be picked per person.
Ready Pick Apples: Are available from mid-September until closing.
**All participants who enter the orchard are required to have a face covering. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic sampling for fruit is the field is not permitted!**
Apple Picking Harvest Calendar:
|VARIETY||START DATE||APPROX END DATE||DESCRIPTION|
|McIntosh||Sept 18||Oct 5||Tender, juicy, aromatic, tart-sweet|
|Gala||Sept 18||Oct 18||Crisp, firm, juicy, mild and sweet|
|Honey Crisp||Sept 18||Oct 12||Crisp, juicy, mild, honeyed flavour|
|Empire||Sept 25||Oct 12||Sweet-tart, juicy cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh|
|Ambrosia||Sept 25||Oct 18||Juicy, Honeyed Flavour|
|Golden Delicious||Sept25||Oct 12||Crisp, mild, sweet|
|Jonagold||Oct 2||Oct 18||Crisp, juicy, sweet|
|Russet||Moist, nutty, sweet|
|Cortland||Sept 18||Oct 12||Tart with hint of sweet and tangy|
|Red Delicious||Oct 2||Oct 18||Sweet, juicy|
|IDA Red||Oct 2||Oct 18||Firm, tart, juicy|
Please note that when varieties become ready, we are typically picking them for about 3 weeks.
Location: Our apple orchard is easy to get to from Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph areas and is located beside the parking lot at Downey’s Strawberry & Apple Farm in Breslau
Wagon Rides: Are available each weekend out to the orchard
Thanksgiving: We will be open Thanksgiving Monday
Buses: If you are planning a bus trip to go apple picking at the orchard, please contact us before you come so that we are ready for you!