U-Pick Availability

We are open for UPick!

 

High bush Blueberries ($4.50/lb): Mid July – mid August

Apples ($2.20/lb): Late August – November

European Pears ($3.30/lb): Mid September – October

Asian Pears ($3.30/lb): September

We are open for u-pick during all business hours, ripening is weather-dependent so the timeframes above are approximations. Please follow us on social media or give us a call for the most up-to-date u-pick availability!

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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.

There are lots of pests in New England that LOVE fruit, especially apples. We use IPM (integrated pest management), try to be a low-spray as possible, and use as many organic products as we can because we want to make sure our fruit is safe to eat right away! Because we try to be as low-intervention as possible this may mean that your apple isn’t ‘perfect’ to look at, but we promise it is just as tasty!

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!