Discover the 6 hectares (14.82 acres) of our wonderland orchard and the charming beauty of the surrounding agricultural landscape. Our apple grove is composed of dwarf and semi-dwarf trees, rendering the self-pick (U-pick) easy and enjoyable.
Prescription and access to measures which contribute to minimizing the risk of infection and treatment requirements :
We are members of the PPCQR (Pomology Production Club for the Quebec Region), a bipartite program of the MAFFQ (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Quebec), as well as an agricultural producer.
With concern for an excellent yield, and for the purpose of producing first-quality fruit, members of the PPCQR strive to use the best cultural methods of production. These methods are combined with the latest innovations for detecting insects and disease.
The evolution of the insect population is evaluated by using different types of traps. In addition, meteorological conditions favorable to the formation of fungal diseases are registered at local or regional stations. This allows for an evaluation of the presence and severity of infections. Thus, the pomologist, member of the PPCQR, treats the fruit only as needed and does not follow a calendar of traditional prevention - a plus for the environment.
Pesticides are no longer the only tool used to control insects and diseases which deteriorate the quality of the fruit. It is becoming more frequent to integrate them with other methods of control. If pesticides remain essential for the efficient control of insects and the diseases of today, they are used for specific treatments, but only after intensive tests have been effected with respect to the security and health of the consumer.
CASH ACCEPTED ONLY AT THE ORCHARD
HOT APPLE PIES, APPLE TURN OVER, STRUDEL DAILY FRESH WEEKENDS ONLY
DOGS ALLOWED IN PICNIC AND PARKING AREAS ONLY
ORLEAN PICNIC BASKET FOR 2 PERSON AVAILABLE ON ORDER AT WWW.BALLUCHONGOURMET.CA WITH ORCHARD PICKUP
MASK IS REQUIRED INSIDE THE SHOP
HAND WASHING IS MANDATORY TO ENTER THE FIELD AND THE SHOP
FOOD TRUCKS ON SITE ; BEIGNES D'ANTAN and LA MAISON SMITH, dates to come
THE APPLE PICKING DATE AND AVAILABLE VARIETIES WILL BE CONFIRMED EACH FRIDAY ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, FOR THE WEEKEND AND THE FOLLOWING WEEK
Melba; Sold out
Paulared; sold out
Ginger Gold; sold out
Lobo; sold out
McIntosh; Sold Out
Cortland; available in the store in limit quantity
Royal Court and Spartan; sold out
Honey Crisp; available Sold Out
WEIGHT PICKUP $1.15/lb
Reusable personal bags accepted for your pickup
Late August to early September.
ÀCider, chewable, bake
Cider, chewable, bake, juicy, firm, crunchy, sweet, spicy
Mid September to early October.
ÀCider, juice, chewable, pie, bake, crunchy, juicy, moderately sour, moderately sweet, aromatic
around September 20 to mid-Oct.
Cider, juice, chewable, compote, to cook, crunchy, juicy, moderately acidic, moderately sweet, aromatic
Late September to mid-October Available in the store
ÀCider, juice, chewable, pie, compote To be cooked, crunchy, moderately acidic, sweet, aromatic
Late September to mid October
ÀCider, juice, chewable, pie, compote, to cook, crunchy, moderately acidic, sweet, aromatic
End of September
ÀCider, chewable, firm, crunchy, moderately sweet, juicy
Mid october (sometimes not available for pick-up, but there are always some available for sale at the store)
ÀCider, juice, chewable, pie, compote, bake, very crunchy, very juicy, sweet