Apples

 

Crop Status: Typical Season: Comments:
Now picking! Late August – Late October Big crop!

We have an OUTSTANDING crop this year, and estimate we will be picking apples into early November!

What’s ripe right now?

This week, we are picking Gala, Senshu, Ozark Gold, Snow, Roxbury Russet, Standard Delicious, MacIntosh, Gravenstein, and Glen Seedling apples.
This Saturday, we begin picking Braeburn, Red Astrachan, Red Delicious, and Golden Rush apples!

What is the cost for u-pick apples?

 We have three picking container sizes available:  

  • $10 Small Bag (8.5″H x 5.5″W x 3.12″D – holds approximately 3.5 pounds of apples)
  • $18 Medium Bag (10″H x 8″W x 4.5″D – holds approximately 9 pounds of apples)
  • $32 Half Bushel Box (holds approximately 20 pounds of apples)

In addition to your container purchase, we charge $1 for each person (age 3 and above) who enters the apple orchards.

Apples at Riley's Farm
Oak Glen is famous for it’s apples, and we’re proud to have one of the largest orchards in The Glen. We also support the largest assortment of apples, with almost 100 varieties. We have trees that are over a hundred years old, planted by the original Oak Glen family, and we have trees less than a year old. Every year we  plant new trees to restore old orchards that have been forgotten or damaged.

We specialize in “heirloom” apples, which are apples that have been all but forgotten until recently. Modern grocery store culture has bred the flavor and life out of apples in order to get pretty apples that last on the shelves. While we have some modern varieties, our favorites are the ones we grow for their wonderful flavor and uses. Some of those apples may be a bit ugly or weather marked, but boy do they taste good!