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PICK-YOUR-OWN

PICK-YOUR-OWN HOTLINE:  610-841-1417

 

THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT APPLE PICKING, CORN MAZE & FALL FESTIVAL SEASON!  We are now closed for the year.  The weather was kind to us this year, we couldn’t have asked for anything better.  See you in 2014!

 

 

 

It all started on October 11, 2010, Josh had a great idea to expand the existing Corn Maze and Fall Festival by planting dwarf apple trees for a Pick-Your-Own apple orchard. Within a couple of weeks, he had 3,800 trees and supplies ordered for planting in Spring, 2011. At the beginning of December 2010, we started clearing 5 acres of land and tree line until the beginning of snow season. In March we finished clearing the land and preparing to install 2,200 feet of 8’ high deer fence to protect the apples from crop damage. In April, we planted 60 Sugar Maple and Red Sunset Maple trees around the perimeter of the orchard to give it some Autumn color. By the end of April, we planted the apple trees and put white protective sleeves around the trunks. In May, we started constructing a 4 wire trellis support system, tied the trees to the first wire, and removed all the apple blossoms. The irrigation system was installed in June to water them, and pruned and trained the trees by tying the limbs down. Then it was time to just watch them grow!  One blossom was missed, so we only had one apple this first year.

In 2012, we expanded the orchard to a total of 15 acres, with almost a mile of deer fencing. We planted another 3,000 apple trees. In 2013, we expanded the orchard again for a total of 26 acres, with over a mile and a quarter of deer fencing, and planted another 4,300 trees.  In 2014, we plan to add another 4,300 trees and in 2015, add 3,000 more trees.  This will bring it to over 18,400 dwarf apple trees on a trellis system, literally creating a wall of apples, for the Pick-Your-Own orchard.

Beginning September 2012, we opened our “Pick-Your-Own Apple” orchard to the public with great reviews. Once they are all planted, we will have 26 different varieties of Apples. See below for the approximate harvest dates. Dates can vary as much as 10 days, earlier or later, depending on weather conditions.  *Varieties available in 2014.  **Limited availability in 2014.

 

*Buckeye Gala

September 2

*Autumn Gala

October 4

*RubyMac

September 3

*Shizuka

October 4

*HoneyCrisp

September 8

EverCrisp

October 8

*CrimsonCrisp

September 10

*Cameo

October 10

*Daybreak Fuji

September 10

*Mustu/Crispin

October 14

AutumnCrisp

September 15

*WineCrisp

October 15

*Royal Court

September 15

*SunCrisp

October 16

*Macoun

September 17

**Maslin Pink Lady

October 19

**Galarina

September 25

*Snapp Staymen

October 20

*Crimson Jonagold

September 28

*Enterprise

October 24

*DeCoster Jonagold

September 28

*Aztec Fuji

October 24

**Hampshire Mac

October 1

**Brak Fuji

October 24

*KeepSake

October 3

Gold Rush

November 5