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Apple Orchard

U-Pick Apples near Grand Rapids and the Lakeshore Communities

U-Pick Apples Orchard


Visit our apple picking farm, located in scenic West Michigan. You will find several new and traditional varieties of fresh, crisp apples in our orchard. All of our trees are small and easy for everyone to reach without a ladder.

Visit our orchard to pick your own apples or choose from our selection of already-picked apples at our Farm Market.

Apple Prices

Honey Crisp:
  • 1/2 Peck $10.00
  • 1 Peck $18.00
  • 1/2 Bushel $30.00
  • 1 Bushel $50.00
All Other Apple Varieties:
  • 1/2 Peck $5.00
  • 1 Peck $9.00
  • 1/2 Bushel $16.00
  • 1 Bushel $30.00

Apple Availability

Weather dependant, our apples are available from mid-September through late-October. Apples are available picked or u-pick straight from the orchard.

U-Pick Apples Hours

Activities, Farm Market, and U-Pick are open to the public:
September 16th - October 29th, 2017

Friday: 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday: Noon to 9:00pm
Sunday: Noon to 5:00pm
Monday - Thursday for groups by RESERVATION ONLY

All activities other than the corn maze & campfires end at dark.

Apple Varieties

Image
Apple Variety
Description
Availability
Apples at Fruit Ridge - Ida Red Apple

Cameo

FLAVOR: sweet-tart, crunchy

BEST USE(S): fresh, baked

OTHER: keeps well

Late October

Apples at Fruit Ridge - Fuji Apple

Fuji

FLAVOR: sweet, tart

TEXTURE: crunchy

BEST USE(S): fresh, baked

OTHER: stores well

Late October

Apples at Fruit Ridge - Golden Delicious Apple

Golden Delicious

FLAVOR: sweet

TEXTURE: firm

BEST USE(S): fresh, baked; sauce, desserts

Early October

Apples at Fruit Ridge - Red Delicious Apple

Red Delicious

FLAVOR: sweet, juicy

TEXTURE: crunchy

BEST USE(S): fresh

Early October

Apples at Fruit Ridge - Jonagold Apple

Jonagold

FLAVOR: sweet

TEXTURE: firm, juicy

BEST USE(S): fresh

OTHER: very aromatic

Late September

Apples at Fruit Ridge - Snow Sweet Apple

Snow Sweet

FLAVOR:sweet, tart

TEXTURE: firm

BEST USE(S): fresh, baked; salads, caramel apples

OTHER: slow to brown when cut

Late September

Apples at Fruit Ridge - 'Ruby Jon' Jonathan Apple

"Ruby Jon" Jonathan

FLAVOR: sweet, spicy

BEST USE(S): fresh, baked; sauces, pies

Late September

Apples at Fruit Ridge - Honey Crisp Apple

Honey Crisp

FLAVOR: juicy, sweet

BEST USE(S): fresh; salads

Mid September

Apples at Fruit Ridge - Snow Sweet Apple

Empire

FLAVOR:sweet, tart

TEXTURE: firm

BEST USE(S): fresh, baked

OTHER: stores well

Mid September

Apples at Fruit Ridge - Mutsu (Crispin) Apple

Mutsu (Crispin)

FLAVOR: sweet, tart

TEXTURE: juicy

BEST USE(S): fresh, baked; pies, sauces

Mid October

Apples at Fruit Ridge - Northern Spy Apple

Northern Spy

FLAVOR: tart

TEXTURE: hard

BEST USE(S): baked; pies, sauces

OTHER: antique variety; stores well

Late September

Apples at Fruit Ridge - Northern Spy Apple

Rome

FLAVOR: sweet

TEXTURE: firm

BEST USE(S): fresh, baked; sauces

OTHER: antique variety; stores well

Mid October


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