It has been a fantastic season and our apple picking is close to being finished. Our remaining apples are likely to be picked by Thanksgiving Monday.
Join us for some fall fun to wrap up our apple picking for 2017!
We make it easy, so you can have the maximum amount of fun. Here’s how it works:
Bags: Complimentary plastic and reusable cloth 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 $27. If you don’t quite make it to full then it’s $1.45/lb.
Ready Pick Apples: Are available from mid-September until closing.
|VARIETY||START DATE||APPROX END||DESCRIPTION||BEST USE|
|Ginger Gold||August 26||Finished||Sweet & mildly tart||Eating|
|McIntosh||September 8||Finished||Tender, juicy, aromatic, tart-sweet||Eating, Baking (if using in pies, add more thickener)|
|Cortland||September 15||Finished||Tart with hint of sweet and tangy||Eating (cut fruit is slow to brown)|
|Gala||September 15||Finished||Crisp, firm, juicy, mild and sweet||Eating|
|Honeycrisp||September 22||Finished||Crisp, juicy, mild, honeyed flavor||Eating, Baking|
|Empire||September 22||Finished||Sweet-tart, juicy cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh||Eating, Baking|
|Ambrosia||September 29||Finished||Juicy, Honeyed Flavour||Eating, Baking|
|Golden Delicious||September 29||October 8||Crisp, mild, sweet||Eating, Baking (when making pies, reduce the total sugar)|
|Jonagold||September 29||Finished||Crisp, juicy, sweet||Baking|
|Mutsu||September 29||October 12||Sweet-tart, distinct flavor||Eating, Baking|
|Northern Spy||October 6||October 8||Sweet, mildly tart||Eating, Baking|
|Red Delicious||October 6||October 9||Sweet, juicy||Eating|
|Red Fuji||October 6||October 8||Mild sweet, juicy, firm||Eating, Baking|
Location: Our apple orchard is located just behind the parking area at Downey’s Strawberry & Apple Farm
Wagon Rides: Are available each weekend out to the orchard
Apple Cider: Freshly pressed, our cider is available mid-September until closing early November
Candy Apples: Are available on weekends late-September until the end of October
Buses: If you are planning a bus trip to pick at the orchard, please contact us before you come so that we are ready for you!
School Tours: We offer hands-on, educational tours of the orchard. Please visit the School Tours pages on Downey’s Farm Market