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!).

The start of the apple picking season changes from year to year. This year, apple picking begins on September 9th from 10:00am – 5:30pm! Please call ahead if you have a particular variety of apple in mind to pick. We can give you a more accurate estimate for the variety you are interested in.

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 are smaller peck bags and larger 1/2 bushel bags available. 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.