August 2, 2014

U-Pick Apples

Pick Your Own Apples -Varieties Listed Below

First Birthday Party Girl Picking Apples!

First Birthday Party Girl Picking Apples!

    • Pick your own NC apples
    • Choose from 22 different apple varieties
    • Containers provided ranging from 1/4 peck to a bushel
    • Picking equipment available for your use
    • Pick a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch!
    • On a cold day, warm yourself by our toasty woodstove!
    • Bring your camera and capture a family memory!
    • Enjoy the freshness of the outdoors!
    • Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy by the orchard
    • Can’t pick? Buy pre-picked apples already packaged

Plan a visit to Stepp Farm’s Hillcrest Orchard to pick your own North Carolina apples.  Pick a 1/4 half peck or bushels of fresh apples in our 4th generation orchard and farm.  Call ahead to confirm your favorite apple variety is available for pickin’.

Apple Ripening Schedule

Apple Variety Ripens Taste Use
Ginger Gold Apples Early Aug. Sweet All Purpose
GALA  Apples Mid Aug. Sweet All Purpose
Honey Crisp  Apples Late Aug. Sweet Fresh, Pies
Jonagold  Apples Early Sept. Sweet All Purpose
Mutsu  Apples Early Sept. Slightly Tart All Purpose
Golden Delicious  Apples Sept. 10 Sweet All Purpose
Red Delicious  Apples Sept. 10 Sweet Fresh, Salads
Jonathan  Apples Sept. 10 Slightly Tart All Purpose
Empire  Apples Sept. 10 Sweet Fresh, Salads
Crispin  Apples Sept. 10 Sweet All Purpose
Cameo Apples Mid-Late Sept. Sweet All Purpose
Ultra Gold  Apples Mid Sept. Sweet All Purpose
Blushing Gold  Apples Mid- Late Sept. Slightly Tart All Purpose
Fugi  Apples Late Sept. Sweet All Purpose
Stayman Winesap  Apples After Sept. 25 Tart All Purpose
Turley Winesap  Apples After Sept. 25 Tart All Purpose
Red Winesap  Apples After Sept. 25 Tart All Purpose
Taylor Rome  Apples After Sept. 25 Mild Baking, Sauce
Law Rome  Apples After Sept. 25 Mild Baking, Sauce
York  Apples October Tart Baking, Sauce
Granny Smith  Apples October Very Tart All Purpose
Arkansas Black  Apples October Very Tart All Purpose

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