Apple Picking

When the air turns crisp and the leaves start changing it’s time for apple picking. At Jenkins-Lueken Orchards, we have over 500 apples trees waiting to be picked (plus pumpkin picking too!).

Typically, apple picking starts Labor Day weekend and lasts through the end of October. However, every year is a bit different so please call if you have any questions.

How Does it Work

It’s simple. Head on over to our U-Pick Orchard (200 ft past the farm stand on your right), where you will find ample parking. Then, head on over to our friendly staff who will have apple picking bags available for sale.

There are two different bags to choose from. There is a smaller, peck bags for $10. Then, we have larger, 1/2 bushel bags available for $18. Unlike other local orchards, we do not require that each guest purchases a bag. Purchasing one bag for your entire family is quite alright.

Once you have purchased your bag you are ready to go! Each apple variety is clearly labeled so you can pick and choose exactly the apples you want to take home. Having a hard time reaching? We have plenty of apple pickers that you can use.

Apple Varieties

Everyone has their favorite variety of apple and we don’t want you to miss out. Below we’ve outlined some of our most popular varieties and when they are typically ready to be picked. Please remember that this is just an approximation. If you really have your heart set on a particular variety, simply call ahead and we can give you more details.

Variety Approx. Start Date
McIntosh September 1
Gala September 5
Empire September 15
Cortland September 15
Fortune September 15
Jonagold September 15
Macoun September 15
Fuji September 20
Golden & Red Delicious September 20
Ida Red October 1
Mutsu/Crispin October 1

Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (845) 255-0999.