- When is the orchard open?
- Where is the orchard located?
- Does the orchard have poison ivy?
- Are dogs allowed?
- Did Johnny Appleseed plant the orchard?
- Do you have honeycrisp?
When is the orchard open?
The orchard is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 8:30 am to 6 pm from Labor Day weekend until the end of October (or until the apples are picked out.)
Where is the orchard located?
The orchard is located at 8999 W. 200 North just off of Highway 421 between Interstate 94 and Interstate 80.
Does the orchard have poison ivy?
Yes, the orchard has poison ivy. Be sure to wear long clothing and protective lotion if needed.
Are dogs allowed?
Yes, dogs are allowed. It is recommended that they be on a leash.
Did Johnny Appleseed plant the orchard?
No. Apple trees do no grow from seed. Instead they are produced by grafting a branch from an existing tree onto a young sapling. This is how different varieties of apples are created. Johnny Appleseed or Johnny Chapman was born in Massachusetts and traveled west during the early 1800s. He served as a missionary in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois. Instead of sowing seeds where ever he went, he started nurseries of apple trees. He built fences around the trees he planted to protect them from animals and passed on their care to local farmers. In this way, he brought apples to the western frontier.
Do you have honeycrisp?
Yes, we have honeycrisp trees, however, they are usually picked out very quickly. Plan to visit us on opening weeking or soon thereafter to have the best chance at picking honeycrisp apples.