Pick-your-own apple season at Terhune Orchards arrives just in time for the beginning of the school year. The Van Kirk Road orchard is now open every day for apple picking from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting, through October.
All of the trees in the 27- acre orchard are dwarf varieties which make them the perfect height to pick from for children and adults. The first apple variety available for picking will be will be Gala. Sweet and small, they are perfect for packing in lunches. They take just a few moments to cut into wedges for snack time at school or the office.
Throughout the season a dozen varieties will be available for pick-your-own at the Van Kirk orchard. Depending when you visit, you may find trees loaded with Empire, Fuji, Macoun, Granny Smith and Red and Golden Delicious. Be on the lookout for our customers’ favorite apple, the Stayman Winesap. It is usually ready for picking in early October. Call the farm store at 609-924-2310 to find out which varieties are available on the day you plan to visit. Pick your own apples are sold by the pound.
On weekend days throughout the fall, enjoy a free wagon ride through the orchards, too. Once you’ve picked the perfect apples, stop in our farm store on Cold Soil Rd. for other freshly harvest vegetables from the farm, baked goods and freshly pressed apple cider. No visit to Terhune Orchards is complete without apple cider donuts!
At the home farm on Cold Soil Rd. we will celebrate our abundant apple harvest with Apple Days Harvest Festivals every weekend from September 15 through October 28. During these seven fall weekends, a full day of fun on the farm awaits the entire family.
Throughout the Pick Your Own Season you can pick:
Crimson Crisp– Bright red, extremely crisp, rich flavor
Early Fuji– eat this sweet, crisp apple right out of hand
Empire– juicy, perfect for applesauce, pies, desserts
Fuji– very sweet, crisp, fresh eating, long storage life
Gala– bright yellow-red color, crisp, creamy yellow flesh
Golden Delicious– sweet, pies, baking, freezing
Granny Smith – tart, all-purpose
Jonathan– crisp, mildly tart, great for pie
McIntosh– aromatic, cooks quickly, easy to peel
Macoun– very crunchy, fresh eating, salads and sauces
Red Delicious– sweet, juicy, low acidity
Stayman Winesap– Our most popular apple, flavorful, tart, keeps well