Choose from over 120 varieties of apples at Wilsons Orchard. You can pick your own fruit or buy them already picked. Our apples range from the classic “antique” varieties enjoyed by Thomas Jefferson to the most recent releases from university fruit breeding programs. Most are great for eating out of hand; some are best for baking or juice. Click here(PDF) for a variety ripening and usage chart. (Requires Microsoft Excel or Open Office Calc.)
Start your picking adventure in the Barn, where you will can sample the varieties that are ripe at that time. You can also get a map of the orchard, picking baskets and advice on where to find the best picking. Once you get into the orchard, you will find each row marked by variety. Pick as much as you want, mix and match as you please; all apples are the same price. Bring your apples to the Barn for weighing when you check out.
During the month of October, you will find a variety of pumpkins available at Wilsons Orchard. Pick your own pumpkins or pick them up already picked – you choose. We have several fields of pumpkins along the creek, with mini-pumpkins, smallish pie pumpkins and the larger jack-o-lantern pumpkins for carving. Pumpkins are sold by weight.
We love Wilson's Apple Orchard. So much of it is, of course, eating the most delicious apples anywhere, but it's also getting out in nature and enjoying the beautiful weather that comes with apple season. People at the orchard are just happy to be there! Should we mention the turnovers? We try to wait until we get home to eat them, but there are rarely any left by the time we get to Hwy 1.
- D. Redmond -
Wilson's has made it nearly impossible for any of us to eat grocery-store apples!
- L. Barker -