The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree here in the Philadelphia region; and for the next six weeks, you can pick all the apples your little heart desires. Right now in the Philadelphia area, there are many varieties of apples just waiting to be picked, such as Jonathan, McIntosh, and Jonamac. Here are more apple varieties to pick in the upcoming weeks.
- Mid-September – Gold Delicious and Red Delicious
- Early October – Stayman
- Mid October –Fuji and Granny Smith
Remember when visiting the orchards, there is a small science to choosing apples because different apple varieties are good for different recipes. Some apples are better for cooking, such as winesap, which makes a great applesauce. Other apples are good for eating as a snack, such as a red delicious, which is perfect for making caramel apples; and the apple recipes are endless. Most orchards have an apple chart available.
Here is a short list of local pick your own orchards and farms right here in the Philadelphia area. It’s fun for the entire fam! Here’s what’s happening; click on each for a schedule of fall activities and events.
- Highland Orchards, West Chester, PA 19380
- Shady Brook Farm, Yardley, PA 19067
- Hurricane Hill Farm, Coatesville, PA 19320 (corn maze)
- Wynnorr Farm, Westtown, PA 19395 (corn maze)
- Linvilla Orchards, Media, PA 19063
- Wolff’s Apple House, Media, PA 19063
- Active Acres Farm, Newtown, PA 18940
- Freddy Hill Farms, Lansdale, PA 19446
- Milky Way Farm, Chester Springs, PA 19425
- Merrymead Farm, Lansdale, PA 19446
If you want the full list of orchards, there are bushels of pick your own orchards and farms to choose from in the Philadelphia region, all of Eastern Pennsylvania, and across the country.
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Visit a local orchard or farm and pick your own apples, take a hayride, or get lost in a corn maze, and don’t forget to take home other varieties of fresh, locally-grown produce. Remember, an apple a day helps keeps the doctor away.
Don’t forget to check out these Philadelphia-area Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals.
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