OPEN NOW – September through Mid-October (approximately)
U-Pick Apples is located at 13140 NW 102nd Avenue in Granger on the South side of Highway 141. View Map
*Picking is weather and availability permitting. It’s always a good idea to call 515-276-0852 or check our Facebook page to make sure we are open (especially if it is or has been raining.)
Approximate Apple Ripening Times:
1st week of September: Blondee, Gala, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, and Jonathan
2nd 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
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!