Thanks to the Mighty Glacier and a Tropical Growing Season Apple Holler to Produce its Biggest & Best Apple Crop Ever - Apple Holler


Thanks to the Mighty Glacier and a Tropical Growing Season Apple Holler to Produce its Biggest & Best Apple Crop Ever

Racine Wi, August 31, 2018, Dave Flannery, owner of Apple Holler, explains “it all starts with the rich, loam clay soil  with its excellent water holding capability and the gentle rolling hills created by the mighty glaciers millions of years ago.”  Now, add in the sun rising over the Great Lakes, the pristine waters from the ancient inland sea as well as Apple Holler’s proximity to Lake Michigan and you have all the ingredients needed to produce some of the finest apples grown not only in the upper Midwest Great Lakes Region but throughout the world. 

Flannery goes on to add “This year has been a perfect growing season at Apple Holler.  We had mild winter temperatures with good ground cover, we had a very late spring which eliminated the possibility of a killing frost, and then we had almost tropical weather from the end of May to the beginning of July.  When you add in the warm summer days, plus the abundance of rain we received in August, the apple crop at Apple Holler looks like it will be the biggest and the best ever. Throw in some crisp autumn nights to sweeten the apples, and we will have had a perfect growing season.”

Flannery is excited to announce the early varieties of his apple crop are ready for picking.  By Labor Day Weekend, Honey Crisp, Zestar and Paula Red apples and pears will be ready to pick.  Over the next three months, more of Apple Holler’s 30+ varieties of apples will ripen and be ready for pies and sauces or ready to eat right from the tree.  Apple Holler offers pick-your-own pears and pumpkins as well, which are expected to be ready by mid and late September, respectively.

Besides apple picking, Apple Holler offers some down on the farm fun.  Families are invited to visit the Apple Holler Family Farm Park.  The Family Farm Park is open from 9am-5pm daily and includes: Johnny Appleseed History Walk, Crazy Corn Maze, Giant Slide, Corn Palace Corn Box, Jump Pad, Pedal Carts, Kids Korral Play Area complete with a huge Rainbow Play System, Amish Built Train, Cool Cow Maze, The Golden Goat Bridge and other farmyard animals to visit including goats, ducks and chickens, plus many great photo opportunities and MORE!

Apple Holler is located between Racine and Kenosha, Northbound exit 339, Southbound exit 337, off  I-94 on Sylvania Avenue (the west frontage road), just north and west of highway KR. Apple Holler is a farm to table restaurant, bakery, gift shop, orchard, and family farm, including pick your own apples, peaches, pears, and pumpkins. Visitors will enjoy four seasons of family fun and activities including; orchard and farm tours, children’s shows, school field trips, hayrides, sleigh rides, barnyard animals and outdoor play areas. Apple Holler is a perfect indoor/outdoor wedding venue and an agritourism destination. Call (262) 884-7100 or visit, for further information.

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    1. Face Masks Recommended: Face masks are recommended when coming indoors at Apple Holler. Face masks are not required outdoors at Apple Holler, especially when social distancing is possible. 
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     We are committed to keeping your family, our family, and our employees safe. There remains an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present, and we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed. Regular sanitizing, access to sanitizer and handwashing, and daily health checks of our employees are just some of the precautions we are taking.