U-Pick Availability

The typical season for Blueberry, Apple and Pear U-Pick fruit are as follows:

U-Pick High bush Blueberries mid July – mid August

Apple U-Pick Late August – November

European pears mid September – October

Asian pears September

Apples

We offer a pleasing spectrum of modern and antique apple varieties of distinction 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 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

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

European pears are properly enjoyed to their rich and rewarding fullest when they are 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 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.

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.

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!