Pick-Your-Own Apples, Pears, Strawberries and Blueberries
At Evans Orchard, we grow over 20 different varieties of gourmet apples along with several varieties of delicious pears, strawberries and blueberries.
If you are coming out for a particular variety, please call ahead to see if they are ripe.
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Come enjoy the family fun when you go out into the orchard and pick your own fresh fruit! We also have fresh picked apples, peaches and pears in the farm market, but many families plan an annual visit to the orchard to pick their own.
Please see the calendar below for approximate picking seasons. Guests should pick up your picking bags and orchard map in the store, and then walk to the orchards. Bring your picked fruit to the tents or gift store for weighing and payment.
Here are the varieties we grow, and the approximate harvest days:
Our strawberries begin ripening around May 10th. Our strawberry plants are grown in hydrostackers that make the picking process a breeze!
Blueberries begin ripening the first week of June and the last variety is scheduled to ripen the last week of June. Blueberry varieties include Duke, Patriot, Reville, Bluecrop, Sparton, Ozarkblue and Brigitta. Please call for availability.
Pick-your-own pear season begins the second weekend of Sept. We have Korean Giant, Magetsu, Kosui, and a few European Pears with Honeysweet, Magness, and Harrow Sweet.
U-Pick Flower Season:
Join us for U-Cut Zinnias around the first of June!
U-Pick Pumpkin Season:
Our pumpkin patch stretches over 20 acres and should be ready for U-Pick in September.
U-pick apples season begins the second weekend of September.
Golden Delicious - Sept 15
Sweet taste, crisp texture and juicy inside, great for salads because the flesh stays white longer, ideal for baking and cooking, a favorite for applesauce and apple butter
Jonagold - Sept 15
Mix between a Jonathon and a Golden Delicious, great all around apple, good for everything!
Stellar - Sept 15
Sweet flavor with a hint of tartness, crisp and juicy, great for fresh eating
Razor Russet - Sept 15
Heirloom variety, similar to Golden Delicious, sweet flavor, good for baking
Liberty - Sept 15
Tart flavor, great for baking and apple butter
Sweet 16 - Sept 20
Intense flavor, sweet and crisp, good for fresh eating
Mutsu - Sept 25
Sweet and juicy, great for pies and baking
Suncrisp - Sept 25
Tart flavor, very crisp, great apple for drying and excellent for pies
Enterprise - Oct 1
Tart flavor, crisp, great apple for butter and baking
Cameo - Oct 5
Crisp, sweet-tart flavor, fresh eating, excellent for salads, pies, sauce and baking
Rome - Oct 10
Ideal for baking because of its firm texture, mildly sweet taste and tendency to hold its shape, makes flavorful sauces, pies, and baked apples, sweet-tart when first picked, but matures into a mellow flavor, tasty snack when eaten fresh
Goldrush - Oct 10
Tart, crisp and juicy apple, extended shelf life-stores at least three months under refrigeration, flavor mellows over time, great for baking, fresh eating and caramel apples
Fuji - Oct 15
Excellent sweet flavor, extended shelf life - at least three months under refrigeration, excellent for fresh eating, baking and cooking.
Arkansas Black - Nov 1
Very firm with a tart, spicy flavor, stores well under refrigeration, great for baking and pies.
Asian Pears - Aug Nov
Crisp like an apple, texture like a pear, juicy and sweet.