About Our Apple Orchard
2022 apple season September 3rd – October 30th!
Wednesday – Friday 10-6. Saturday – Sunday 10-5. CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY.
* Daily u-pick (see below for current varieties)
* Orchard store stocked with cider, pies, pork, etc. “Seconds” grade apples available also.
* Horse drawn wagon rides Sept. 17th and Sept. 24th.
* Orchard ecosystem is managed completely free of the common harmful orchard chemicals
*Mums plus 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 daily 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
Duchess of Oldenburg (Sold out for 2022) – 1800’s Russian variety. Superb pie apple.
Viking (sold out for 2022)– Very aromatic, tart apple. Excellent fresh eating or cooking. Dark red skin with white flesh.
Redfree (Sold out for 2022) – Sweet, crisp, firm. Excellent fresh eating and sauce apple.
Zestar (sold out for 2022, available at Natural Living in Antigo) – Sweet/tart, crisp, juicy. Excellent early season apple for those who like Honeycrisp.
Beacon (Sold out for 2022) – 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.
Wealthy (Sold out for 2022) – 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 for 2022)
Dandee Red (Sold out for 2022)
Haralson (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 (Available pre-picked, almost 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…but there are far more flavorful varieties. 🙂
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 – 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 limited in 2022) – Very sweet Gala-type apple.
Cortland (Available pre-picked, please note that our Cortland trees are extremely tall. We will have U-pick Cortlands in the future when our new planting comes into production) – 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 (Available pre-picked by Thursday the 29th) – Sweet, firm, crisp. A great fresh eating and sauce apple. Stores well.
*Special note – Cortlands and McIntosh are highly susceptible to apple scab and are tough to find grown without the contact-burn fungicides that are typically used in orchards. We are quite proud to be offering all of our varieties grown completely free of synthetic or “organic approved” fungicides.
Spartan – 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. One of Lisa’s favorites!
Macoun (Current U-Pick) – Medium – sized aromatic apple best eaten fresh. Another of Lisa’s favorites! Delicious! Originated in 1909 in Geneva, New York and is a McIntosh x Jersey Black cross.
Regent (Current U-Pick) – Outstanding all purpose apple. Crisp, sprightly flavor. Excellent eaten fresh and holds it’s shape well in pies. Popular sauce apple.
Enterprise – Beautiful dark red apple. Excellent all-purpose and a good storage apple.
Varieties being established or re-established for future years:
- Wolf River
- Sweet Sixteen
Opening Saturday, September 3rd for 2022 Fall apple season.
Nursery Stock Trees
Browse Our Other Products
View some of our other delicious, natural products. We have apple cider in half and full gallon gallons, pies made from our apples along with locally made: honey, maple syrup, candles, soaps, crafts, etc. A little of something for everyone!