U-Pick Fruit

Prices and typical season for our Blueberry, Apple and Pear U-Pick fruit:

U-Pick High bush Blueberries mid July – mid August $5.89/lb

Apple U-Pick August – November, $2.49/lb

European pears mid September – October, $3.30/lb

Asian pears September $3.30/lb

Apples

We offer a pleasing spectrum of modern and antique apple varieties of distinction, worthy of your attention, and perfect for fresh eating, baking, sauce, juice, and storing. You can expect to find low spray, knock-your-socks-off apple varieties. And, we manage our apple trees for U-Pickers! All our trees bear fruit at a reasonable height so that even a toddler can pick.

Visit our Apples page for a complete list of varieties available

U-Pick Highbush Blueberries

Our U-Pick highbush blueberries, in approximate order of ripening, July through early September:

  • Duke
  • Patriot
  • Draper
  • Toro
  • Bluecrop
  • Friendship
  • Bonus
  • Nelson
  • Liberty

Asian Pears

Asian Pears are ready to eat at harvest time so start enjoying them right away! Short term storage is possible in your refrigerator’s crisper drawer.

  • Kosui (August)
  • Yoinashi (September)

European Pears

European Pears are properly enjoyed to their rich and rewarding fullest when they are ripened by a few simple but important steps. European pears do not ripen well on the tree, and please do not expect your pears to be ready to eat unless they have been ‘prepeared’.

  • Blake’s Pride (Late August/Early September)
  • Harrow Sweet (mid-late September)
  • Magness (Late September/Early October)

How to store and ripen European pears:

After picking European pears should be kept at 60-65ºF for one to three weeks depending on the variety. Ripeness is indicated by light thumb pressure at the neck readily making an indent. Be careful because higher ripening temperatures can cause European pears to go directly to overripe.

European pears intended for storage are chilled down as close to 30ºF as possible and kept that way until ripening is desired. At that point, follow the ripening procedure outlined above. European pears that have been properly stored for a long time will likely ripen faster ( four-seven days) than those that have been stored only a short while or not at all.

To speed up the ripening process try placing a banana alongside ripening pears. The ethylene gas emitted by the banana will hasten the ripening process of the pear.

A properly ripened European pear is worth it! Enjoy!