The 2020 apple season will begin on September 11. The hours will be the same as last year, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. September 11 is about the time I expect the Honey Crisp to be ready to pick. Please keep in mind that this is a mostly a “pick your own” orchard.
The apple crop is probably the largest that I have had, however a down side is that some trees are loaded with apples and those apples may not reach full size.
I have some scab on some of the varieties this year. Perhaps 5 % of the crop, however Honey Crisp appears to be scab free. I can explain what scab is when you arrive.
The good news is that I see no Coddling Moth larva (worms) damage in the apples.
My pricing will be $1.75 a pound for Honey Crisp and Ginger Gold and $1.00 pound for all other varieties. I have not raised the price on my mainline varieties because of the large amount of apples I have this year.
One last word about the virus. We will be following the state guidelines, which means masks and social distancing. However, apple picking is an open air activity and therefore a low risk activity. So no masks while picking. Just maintain social distances from other families or pods. I would however ask the person in the group to wear a mask in the confined space of the apple house when checking out. For those interested in details here is the link to the state standards
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