Apple picking in Granger is usually available in early September through mid-October but is CLOSED FOR THE SEASON OF 2021 DUE TO THE FRUIT DAMAGE BY THE HAIL STORM WE GOT IN LATE JULY. The fruit is not suitable for the u-pick crowd and will be used for cider making. Please, visit our Urbandale location to get BEAUTIFUL prepicked apples picked at our rental orchard that did not have a hail storm.

NOW, GRANGER LOCATION IS OPEN FOR SUNFLOWER PICKING. “MAKE YOUR 2021 SUNFLOWER MEMORIES” FIELD OPENS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH AT 9 AM. DATES AND HOURS OF OPERATION ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • every Saturday & Sunday in September 9 AM – 5 PM
  • every Wednesday in September 3 PM – 7 PM
  • Labor Day Monday 9 AM – 5 PM

Open hours are subject to weather and may change abruptly. All changes and updates are communicated through our Facebook page. The entry fee is $7 a person (2 and younger are free) and includes admission to the sunflower field for photo opportunities and flower picking, use of our photo props, a single sunflower you pick, a single apple cider donut (must be picked up at our Urbandale location). Additional sunflowers are $2 per stem. We offer shears to cut flowers but they require a $10 deposit so it is a good idea to bring your own.

We welcome DOGS!  They need to be well-behaved, leashed, and you must have a doggie doo bag.  Your pet must never be left unattended while visiting the farm.

The orchard is located at 13140 NW 102nd Avenue in Granger on the South side of Highway 141.  View Map

Apples at Iowa Orchard

Approximate Apple Ripening Times:

1st week of September: Blondee, Gala, and McIntosh

2nd week of September: Honeycrisp and Jonathan

3d week of September: Cortland and Empire

Last week of September: Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Jonagold, and Early Fuji

2nd week of October: Ida Red, Pink Lady, and Braeburn

U-Pick Apple Prices

½ PECK 1 PECK   ½ BUSHEL   1 BUSHEL
Non-Honeycrisp varieties $12 $20 $35 $60
Honeycrisp  $18  $30  $55  $100

View Peck/Bushel to Pound Conversion

U-Pick Apple Prices

Non-Honeycrisp varieties  Honeycrisp
½ PECK $12 $18
1 PECK  $20  $30
½ BUSHEL $35 $55
 1 BUSHEL $60 $100

View Peck/Bushel to Pound Conversion

APPLE PICKING GUIDE:

–  1/2 peck per 3 pickers ($3 for each additional person)

– 1 peck per 5 pickers ($3 for each additional person)

– 1/2 bushel per 7 pickers ($3 for each additional person).

With the above guide, if you are just looking to “window shop” and enjoy the orchard atmosphere, we can accommodate that for $3/ person (infants free). This allows you to enjoy  time with your family and friends, learn about growing apples and take those Instagram pictures:) If part of your family/group is wanting to pick and some want to just look, we can make that happen as well. You simply choose the size of bag to fill, and if you have more pickers per bag than our guide allows, it is $3 for each extra person. Sounds complicated? But this way we make sure to provide quality experience for two different crowds without making it unfair to either one. Also, we have an educated staff on site to explain it or you can contact us with any questions you might have.

REMEMBER, we are a functioning orchard and we love to grow apples for our customers to pick. But the end result you see now does not just happen – it takes about a year of attention and hard work ( pruning, mowing, staffing, tree training, fertilizing, irrigating, renting of bees etc). All of these tasks are done without knowing if you are actually going to get a crop, or Mother Nature decides to interrupt (hail, wind etc). Enjoy the apple picking at Iowa orchard!