U-Pick Availability

High bush Blueberries: Mid July – mid August

Apples: Late August – November

European Pears: Mid September – October

Asian Pears: September

*ripening is weather-dependent, please give us a a call for more accurate availability 207.712.1433

Apples

We offer a pleasing spectrum of modern and antique apple varieties with varieties perfect for fresh eating, baking, sauce, juice, and storing.

Additionally, 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 and their attributes.

U-Pick Highbush Blueberries

Our U-Pick highbush blueberries, in approximate order of ripening:

  • 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

  • Blake’s Pride
  • Harrow Sweet
  • Magness

European pears are best enjoyed when ripened by a few simple but important steps. They do not ripen well on the tree so please be ready to ‘prepare’ your pears!

After picking keep your pears at 60-65ºF for 1-3 weeks. Ripeness is indicated by light thumb pressure at the neck readily making an indent. To speed up the ripening process try placing a banana alongside ripening pears. The ethylene gas emitted by the banana will speed up process.

To store them keep your pears 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.

A properly ripened European pear is worth it! Enjoy!