Our apple picking season opens in late August and remains open until early November. Please see the harvest calendar below for start dates for each variety of apple. Weather can impact when the apples will be ready so check back before coming to visit.

See you in the fall!

Harvest Calendar:

VARIETYSTART DATEAPPROX END DATEDESCRIPTIONBEST USE
Ginger GoldAug 26Sept 17Sweet & mildly tartEating
McIntoshSept 8Sept 24Tender, juicy, aromatic, tart-sweetTender, juicy, aromatic, tart-sweet
CortlandSept 15Oct 1Tart with hint of sweet and tangyEating (cut fruit is slow to brown)
GalaSept 15Oct 1Crisp, firm, juicy, mild and sweetEating
Honey CrispSept 22Sept 29Crisp, juicy, mild, honeyed flavourEating, Baking
EmpireSept 22Oct 15Sweet-tart, juicy cross between Red Delicious and McIntoshEating, Baking
AmbrosiaSept 29Oct 22Juicy, Honeyed FlavourEating, Baking
Golden DeliciousSept 29Oct 22Crisp, mild, sweetEating, Baking (when making pies, reduce the total sugar)
JonagoldSept 29Oct 22Crisp, juicy, sweetBaking
MutsuSept 29Oct 22Sweet-tart, distinct flavorEating, pies, salads
Northern SpyOct 6Oct 30Sweet, mildly tartEating, baking
Red DeliciousOct 6Oct 30Sweet, juicyEating, salads, not particularly suitable for cooking or baking
Red FujiOct 13Nov 6Mild sweet, juicy, firmAll uses, especially snacks
Please note that when varieties become ready, we are typically picking them for about 3 weeks.
Apples don′t have fat, cholesterol or sodium, which may help maintain heart health and a healthy weight.
Apples contain small amounts of potassium, which may promote heart health and help maintain healthy blood pressure.
The skin of an apple can have 6 times more antioxidants than the flesh.
Apples do have lots of soluble and insoluble fiber. Fiber may help promote heart health and maintain regularity.
Apples and apple juice are two important foods contributing the mineral boron to the diet, which may promote bone health.
Apples contain a large amount of minerals and vitamins that can strengthen the blood.

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