Apple picking opens approximately September 12
Apple PickingOpen Friday, Saturday and Sunday for apple picking from 10am to 5:30pm
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 plastic and reusable cloth apple picking bags will be provided upon arrival. All bags are heavy-duty and will hold approximately 8 kg (20 lbs) of your choice of apples.
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. If the minimum per person is not picked the difference will be charged at checkout.
Pick-Your-Own Price: Fill your bag to the top and it’s yours for $29. If you don’t quite make it to full then it’s $1.70/lb.
Ready Pick Apples: Are available from mid-September until closing.
Apple Picking Harvest Calendar:
|VARIETY||START DATE||APPROX END DATE||DESCRIPTION|
|McIntosh||Sept 20||finished||Tender, juicy, aromatic, tart-sweet|
|Gala||Sept 20||Finished||Crisp, firm, juicy, mild and sweet|
|Honey Crisp||Sept 27||Finished||Crisp, juicy, mild, honeyed flavour|
|Empire||Sept 27||Finished||Sweet-tart, juicy cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh|
|Ambrosia||Sept 27||Finished||Juicy, Honeyed Flavour|
|Golden Delicious||Oct 4||Finished||Crisp, mild, sweet|
|Jonagold||Oct 4||Finished||Crisp, juicy, sweet|
|Russet||Opening 2020||Opening 2020||Moist, nutty, sweet|
|Cortland||Opening 2020||Opening 2020||Tart with hint of sweet and tangy|
|Red Delicious||Opening 2020||Opening 2020||Sweet, juicy|
|IDA Red||Opening 2020||Opening 2020||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!