Opening Day for 2012 Pick Your Own: Friday, August 3, 2012.
This is also Festival Weekend, so there is a $5.00 entrance fee per person.
(Children 10 and under, free)
Our hours are:
Mon thru Sun (all 7 days) – 9am to 6pm
2012 APPLE PICKING SCHEDULE
|PAULA RED||Aug. 4|
|STATE FAIR||Aug. 4|
|MN 1661||Aug. 11|
|GOLDEN CRAB||Aug. 11|
|DOLGO CRAB||Aug. 11|
|WHITNEY CRAB||Aug. 11|
|CHESTNUT CRAB||Aug. 17|
|CREME DELICIOUS||Aug. 17|
|RED BARON||Aug. 17|
|MN 1606||Aug 25|
|SWEET SIXTEEN||Sept 15|
|CONNELL RED||Oct 1|
|PRAIRIE SPY||Oct 1|
|NORTHWEST GREENING||Oct 10|
Please note: Most all varieties starting on August 25th will be picking for 3-4 weeks, as will the later varieties. In short supply this year are Chestnut Crabapples, Zestar and Fireside. These varieties were thinned out by the early Spring frosts. We are blessed to have ample supply of the other varieties listed, all of which are Minnesota favorites.
During the Harvest Season, enjoy picking your own Apples! Here are some picking tips:
- Buy your 11# peck bag in the Apple Lodge and hop on the wagon for a ride through the orchard. ($20 per peck)
- People of any age may pick. Help children choose fruit that will satisfy your family.
- Use two hands when picking. Apples in pairs or clusters will fall to the ground if you try to pick just one. If you happen to drop an apple, please pick it up. It won’t have fallen far.
- To pick like the professionals, curl the apple a half turn and upward. This works much better than pulling or twisting. The apples “pop” right off.