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Picking Calendar

Pick Your Favorites at our Orchard

This calendar shows the average maturing dates, characteristics and tastes for your favorite apple and fruit varieties. The dates may vary slightly depending on the growing season and mother nature, so please contact us at 262.884.7100 for specific estimates on the best times to visit for the varieties you prefer.

Now Picking Apples!

July Picking

Peach picking has ended for 2021

 

Flaming Fury Peach
Early to Mid July


Mostly red-skin, non-browning.  It is mile flavored, juicy and sweet with minimal split pits.  

Desiree Peach
Mid to Late July


This good flavored peach is medium sized, semi-freestone, colored crimson red over yellow-red with a firm yellow flesh.

Saturn Peach
Mid to Late July


Sweet, mild flavor described as almond-like by some.  This “donut” peach is medium sized, freestone, with a tender white flesh.

Harrow Diamond Peach
Late July


Yellow skinned freestone peach, covered with a red blush. Its yellow flesh is non-browning, juicy and sweet, good for eating fresh, canning or freezing.

Early Star Peach
Late July


Fruit is medium in size, semi-freestone with good color and firmness.

GlenGlo Peach
Late July


This yellow-fleshed fruit is considered to be the best tasting of the season.  GlenGlo is large, firm and a freestone peach.

Eight Ball Peach
Late July


This is a big freestone peach with high color, excellent texture, lots of natural sugar content and delightful flavor.

Bright Star Peach
Late July


It is a good early eating peach, with great flavor, semi-freestone with good color and firmness. It has very few split pits.

Sentry Peach
Late July


This big flavored large peach is a yellow-fleshed, semi-freestone.

Buenos Peach
Late July


This “flat” peach is red with a vibrant yellow background.  Buenos has a spicy flavor with a yellow-flesh, clingstone.

Red Haven Peach
Late July to Early August


This red over yellow fruit is a popular peach with a long shelf life. It is a freestone peach and is great for cooking, baking, eating & canning.  This is a great all around peach.


Peach Picking
Has ended for 2021


Thank you for a wonderful Peach Season!

August Picking

Viking Apple
Early August

Viking apples are medium in size with dark red skin. They are mildly tart and firm. They are great for baking and eating!

Jersey Mac Apple
Early August

Jersey Mac apples are medium in size with a red skin. Juicy. Great for eating!

Pristine Apple
Mid August

Pristine apples are medium in size with a yellow skin. Crispy and mildly tart. They are great for eating, baking and applesauce. Learn More

Premier Honeycrisp Apple
Mid August

Premier Honeycrisps apples are a large apple that’s red with a yellow background color.  Big, juicy, and sweet. Learn More

Red Free Apple
Mid August

Red Free apples are medium in size with a red skin. Crunchy and mild. They are great for eating and cooking. Learn More

Sansa Apple
Mid August

Sansa apples are small to medium in size with a red skin. Mild. They are great for baking and eating. Considered an early Gala. Learn More

Paula Red Apple
Late August

Paula Red apples are medium in size with a red over green skin. Juicy and sweet. They are great for baking and eating. Learn More

Zestar Apple
Late August

Zestar apples are medium in size with a red over green skin. Juicy, sweet and crisp. A great eating apple! We consider it an early Honeycrisp! Learn More

Wildfire Gala Apple
Late August

Wildfire Gala apples are a bright red, cheery apple which is juicy and sweet. A good dessert apple and great for eating! 

Gingergold Apple
Late August

Gingergold apples are medium to large in size with a yellow skin. juicy and sweet. A good dessert apple and great for eating! Learn More

September Picking

McIntosh Apple
Early September


McIntosh apples are small to medium in size with a bright red skin. Sweet and Tart in flavor. They are great baking and for eating.  Learn More

Gala Apple
Early September


Gala apples are small to medium in size with a yellow-pinkish skin. Sweet and juicy. A good dessert apple. Great for eating and salads.  Learn More

Pears
Mid September


Pears are a bell shape fruit. Pear flesh is white and juicy and grainy in texture.

Honeycrisp Apple
Mid September


Honeycrisp apples are larger in size with a red and green skin. Juicy, sweet and Crisp. A good dessert apple. Great for eating!  Learn More

Autumn Crisp Apple
Mid September


Autumn Crisp apples are small to medium in size with a yellow-red skin. Sweet-tart, crispy and juicy. Great for eating, cooking and salads.  Learn More

Blondee Apple
Mid September


Blondee apples are small to medium in size with a yellow skinned Gala type. Sweet and crunchy. Great for eating and salads.

Fuji Apple
Late September


Fuji apples are large in size with a reddish-pink skin. Sweet. Great for eating and salads.  Learn More

Ambrosia Apple
Late September


Ambrosia apples are pink to red blush over a yellow background color. The flavor is sweet and very pleasant and texture is crisp.

Macoun Apple
Late September


Macoun apples are red with a thin skin. Juicy and aromatic. They are great for eating and baking.  Learn More

Golden Supreme Apple
Late September


Golden Supreme apples are medium in size. Sweet. Great for eating, salads and sauce.  Learn More

October Picking

Cortland Apple
Early October

Cortland apples are medium to large in size with a light red skin. Slightly tart, flesh discolors slowly. Great for eating, baking, and salads. Learn More

Empire Apple
Early October

Empire apples are small in size. Sweet and crisp. Great for eating and salads.  Learn More

Jonathon Apple
Early October

Jonathan apples are small to medium in size with a bright red skin. Sweet-tart flavor. They are great for eating and baking.  Learn More

Snow Sweet Apple
Mid October

Snow Sweet apples are medium in size. Sweet and slightly tart. Great for eating and salads.  Learn More

Red Delicious Apple
Mid October

Red Delicious apples are medium to large in size with five knobs on the end. Mild. Great for eating and salads.  Learn More

Crimson Crisp Apple
Mid October

Crimson Crisp apples are small to medium in size. They are an extremely crisp apple with a sweet – tart flavor. These are great for eating & baking.

Golden Delicious Apple
Mid October

Golden Delicious apples are medium to large in size with five knobs on the end. Mild. Great for eating and salads.  Learn More

Ida Red Apple
Late October

Ida Red apples are large in size with a red over yellow skin. Mildly tart. A wonderful all purpose apple.  Learn More

Rome Apple
Late October

Rome apples are red in color and slightly tart. They are great apples for baking.  Learn More

Shizuka Apple
Late October

Shizuka apples are firm and large with yellow over pink blush. Very Sweet. Great for eating, salads and sauce.  Learn More

Jonagold Apple
Late October

Jonagold apples are large in size with a red over green and yellow skin. Sweet. Great for eating and cooking.

Cameo Apple
Late October

Cameo apples are medium in size with bright red stripe over creamy orange, firm and crisp with an aromatic flavor. Great for eating and baking! Learn More

Rosalee Apple
Late October

Rosalee is crisp apple with “dusty” orange-red blush coloring.  The flavor of this apple is is a sweet and tart apple.  

Ludacrisp Apple
Late October

Ludacrisp is a apple with streaky orange-red blush coloring.  The flavor of this apple is a sweet and spicy apple.  Try it and let us know what you think.

Evercrisp Apple
Late October – Early November

Evercrisp apples are reddish pink, cross between a Honeycrisp and a Fuji. They are crispy and sweet.  Great for eating and salads!

Gold Rush Apple
Late October – Early November

Gold Rush apples are green yellow. They are crispy and sweet tart. Great for eating and cooking! Known to be a good storage apple. Learn More

Pink Lady Apple
Late October – Early November

Pink Lady is crisp apple with an attractive pink blush coloring.  The flavor is sweet with some tartness.  

Helpful Peach Definitions:

Cling: Peaches that will not come off the pit, except with a knife. Some of our peaches are clings, but are wonderful sliced and served on ice cream or cereal, they are full of flavor and juice making them a treat. Cling is not a “bad word”.

Semi-freestone: Peach that will come off the pit when fully ripe. Usually, early season peaches.

Freestone: Peaches that can be twisted and will fall off their pit. If you are going to can, you will definitely want to wait for the Freestones.

Now Picking: Yellow Da Rosa, Rosalee, Cameo, Jonathan, Macoun, Cortland, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, and Crimson Crisp Apples

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In order to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff while having an enjoyable time on the farm, Apple Holler has implemented the following procedures:

  1. Face Masks Required: Face masks are required when coming indoors at Apple Holler, except when eating at your dining table. Face masks are also required outdoors at Apple Holler when social distancing is not possible.
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