It’s apple season! Check out these 4 apple orchards during the harvest. And HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

 

Apple season is finally here! It’s just a plus that it coincides with autumn! It only makes sense to head out to enjoy the vibrant fall colors and crisp cool weather while in an apple orchard. Many of these orchards do hay rides thought the fields, have U-pick apple trees, pumpkin patches and to bring it all….homemade cider sipping to keep you warm! Check out these 5 apple orchards in the Asheville area!!!

 

Piney Mountain Orchard

These guys are located in Hendersonville, NC which is well known for their apple orchards! Most of them in the area are located in Hendersonville!  They are third generation apple farmers and focus on community agriculture. Open 6 days and week and also make homemade ice creams to enjoy!

 

Justus Apple Orchard

This place is adorable 4th generation orchard and also located in Hendersonville. If you do not have children then this place can definitely bring the child like sense of wonder out in you. Forget horse drawn carriages! Take a tour of the pasture with cow led train rides! It’s wonderful fun! They also have farm animal visits, a pond with ducks to feed and bakery with so many delicious goodies! If you get here early enough they also have U-pick pumpkin patches!

 

Sky Top Orchard

Sky Top is located in Flat Rock which is just a few minutes from Hendersonville. This orchard is my favorite! They have a magical and panoramic 100 acres of land that grows so many different fruits and vegetables. They make sure you will have a memorable experience with them by offering tractor pulled hay rides, farm animal meet and greets, an enchanting bamboo forest to explore, cider sipping and cider donuts on hand, acre upon acre of mountain paradise to explore and roam freely and of course….APPLE TREES! Highly recommended.

 

Granddads Apples

Welcome to one of the most popular apple picking places in WNC and for good reason. These guys have a HUGE variety of apples to select.  Just check it out!

Ginger Gold                Early Aug.

Zestar                            Early Aug.

Gala                               Early Aug.

Swiss Gourmet            Mid Aug.

Golden Supreme        Late Aug.

Honeycrisp                  Late Aug.

Tsugaru                       Late Aug.

Jonagold                      Early Sept.

Golden Delicious       Early Sept.

Red Delicious             Early Sept.

Fuji                                Early Sept.

Shuzuka                       Early Sept.

Cortland                      Mid Sept.

Jonaprince                  Mid Sept.

Mutsu                                       Mid Sept.

 Cameo                         Late Sept.

Red Rome                   Late Sept.

Stayman                      Late Sept.

Winesap                      Late Sept.

Granny Smith           Early Oct.

Arkansas Black         Mid Oct.

Winecrisp                    Mid Oct.

Braeburn                     Mid Oct.

Pink Lady                    Mid Oct.

Gold Rush                  Mid Oct.

 

 

 

 

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