About Our Apple Orchard
2023 apple season is Sept. 1st – Oct. 29th
* Open Thursday – Sunday 10-5. U-pick starts Sept. 7th and goes through October 22nd. The orchard store will still be open through October 29th.
* Orchard store stocked with fresh cider, pies, pork, pre-picked apples, locally-produced products, etc. “Seconds” grade apples available.
* Horse drawn wagon rides are Sept. 23rd and Oct. 14th. Cider, coffee, pie, apples/caramel will be served.
* Orchard ecosystem is managed completely free of the common harmful orchard chemicals
*A few potted trees and small plants available. Our main nursery season is in the spring!
Our apples are produced completely free of synthetic chemicals and are available pre-picked or as pick-your-own. We have 20+ varieties of apples. Just a note, although we have Honeycrisp, we have varieties with MUCH MORE FLAVOR that are not your standard “store varieties”.
LATE AUGUST/EARLY SEPTEMBER
NOTE – most early apples do not store particularly well. These need to be purchased as they become ripe so keep an eye on this page! They will not be available later in the fall!
Duchess of Oldenburg (sold out) – 1800’s Russian variety. Superb pie apple.
Viking (sold out) – Very aromatic, tart apple. Excellent fresh eating or cooking. Dark red skin with white flesh.
Redfree (sold out) – Sweet, crisp, firm. Excellent fresh eating and sauce apple.
Zestar (sold out) – Sweet/tart, crisp, juicy. Excellent early season apple for those who like Honeycrisp.
Beacon (not available this year) – Tart, firm apple very suitable for fresh eating or baking. Beautiful dark red apple. Cross between a Wealthy and Malinda. One of the first releases of the University of Minnesota.
Paula-Red (Sold out) – Popular sweet/tart apple that is great for fresh eating and sauce.
Wealthy (sold out) – Wonderfully crisp, juicy, refreshing. Excellent fresh eating or sauce. Originated in 1868 and was the first apple to thrive in Minnesota after years of trials by a determined private citizen! Became a cornerstone of the University of Minnesota’s breeding program.
William’s Pride (sold out) – Very crisp, sweet/spicy apple with a distinct red/purplish skin. (This variety got hit with some frost this year and will likely not be available. BUMMER!)
Dandee Red (sold out) – Sweet/tart Paula-Red-type apple. Good keeper for an early apple. Excellent fresh eating or baking. We are just getting this great apple establish and the supply will be limited this year.
Haralson (Limited quantities available pre-picked) – Superb pie apple! This is also a great fresh eating apple if you like tart. Firm, crisp apple that is one of Lisa’s favorites! This is a 1913 release from the University of Minnesota. It is thought to be a cross of the Wealthy and Malinda. Sound familiar to the Beacon? 😊
Honeycrisp (sold out) – Known for it’s crispiness! Excellent dessert apple. The cell size is twice the size of other apples giving it that crispiness. It is a popular commercial variety because of it’s crispiness and storage.
McIntosh (Available pre-picked) – Aromatic, old time favorite. Developed in Quebec in 1798 and there are now many strains. Wonderful all-purpose apple. Cooks down very well. These are amazing fresh eating apples when they are freshly picked!
Liberty (Available pre-picked) – Crisp, sweet juicy apple best eaten fresh, but suitable for cooking. Developed at Purdue, a cross between the Macoun and a Purdue apple.
Galarina – Very sweet, firm Gala-type apple.
Cortland (crop failure, not avalailable this year!)– Superb fresh eating and pie apple. Holds it’s shape in pies. McIntosh x Ben Davis cross originated in Geneva, New York released in 1898.
Freedom – Sweet, firm, crisp. A great fresh eating and sauce apple. Stores well.
Snowsweet ( sold out) – Wonderfully sweet, flavorful apple!
Sweet Sixteen (sold out) – Such a good apple! Sweet, crispy with a slight cherry candy/bourbon flavor.
Spartan (Current u-pick, available pre-picked) – Crisp, sprightly dark red apple. A favorite of those who know it! Excellent dessert apple, but can also be used in cooking. Originated in British Columbia in 1936 and is a McIntosh x Newtown Pippin cross.
Macoun (Available pre-picked) – Medium – sized aromatic apple best eaten fresh. Delicious! Originated in 1909 in Geneva, New York and is a McIntosh x Jersey Black cross.
Regent (current u-pick, available pre-picked) – Outstanding all purpose apple. Crisp, sprightly flavor. Excellent eaten fresh and holds it’s shape well in pies. Popular sauce apple.
Enterprise (Current u-pick, available pre-picked)– Beautiful dark red apple. Extremely dense texture. Excellent all-purpose and a good storage apple. I would compare it to Granny Smith in flavor and texture.
Winecrisp (picking soon) – Wonderfully crisp, sweet apple with a spicy, complex aromatic flavor.
Varieties being established or re-established for future years:
2023 Apple season runs from Sept. 1st through Oct. 29th. Our spring nurser season will be open again in 2024. Pre-ordering begins in January of 2024.
Nursery Stock Trees
Grandview has a selection of fruit trees, small fruits and shade trees along with a limited selection of other perennial plants!
Browse Our Other Products
View some of our other delicious, natural products. We have apple cider in half and full gallons, pies made from our apples along with locally made: honey, maple syrup, candles, soaps, crafts, etc. A little of something for everyone!