NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED for APPE PICKING! (Pick your own operates independently from Downey’s Market. Apple picking is NOT included in play area entrance) We will be open daily at our Caledon location from 9-5:30. All participants must have a face covering to enter. Thank you for understanding that due to the COVID-19 pandemic sampling of fruit is the field is NOT permitted!
NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!! ( Pick your Own operates independently from Downey’s Market. Apple picking is not included in play area entrance) We make it easy, so you can have the maximum amount of fun. Here’s how it works:
Bags: Complimentary will be provided upon arrival. All fruit is paid for at the time of entrance.
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.
Pick-Your-Own Price: 10lb bag for $20 (max 4 people per bag) or 20lb bag for $35 (max 7 people per bag). Bags/backpacks from home are not permitted in the orchard!
Ready Pick Apples: Are available from mid-September until closing.
|VARIETY||START DATE||APPROX END DATE||DESCRIPTION|
|Ginger Gold||August 28||Finished||Sweet & mildly tart|
|McIntosh||Sept 9||September30||Tender, juicy, aromatic, tart-sweet|
|Cortland||Sept 16||September 28||Tart with hint of sweet and tangy|
|Gala||Sept 16||Sept 30||Crisp, firm, juicy, mild and sweet|
|Honey Crisp||Sept 22||October 19||Crisp, juicy, mild, honeyed flavour|
|Empire||Sept 25||October 19||Sweet-tart, juicy cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh|
|Ambrosia||Oct 1||October 19||Juicy, Honeyed Flavour|
|Golden Delicious||Sept 25||October 19||Crisp, mild, sweet|
|Jonagold||October 3||October 31||Crisp, juicy, sweet|
|Mutsu||October 7||October 19||Sweet-tart, distinct flavor|
|Northern Spy||October 7||October 31||Sweet, mildly tart|
|Red Delicious||October 3||October 25||Sweet, juicy|
|Red Fuji||October 15||October 31||Mild sweet, juicy, firm|
Please note that when varieties become ready, we are typically picking them for about 3 weeks.
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!