A story of the heart

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.

 

MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW

Prescription and access to measures which contribute to minimizing the risk of infection and treatment requirements :

  • Fruit tree grove is certified to be free from viral diseases.
  • Contributes to improving the soil.
  • Education on implementing the best techniques available.

Quality management

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.

System of detection

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.

Integrated
control

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.

APPLE PICKING 2021 

Close on October 11, 2021

ORCHARD CLOSED
 

 

 

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

Our

Varieties of apples and picking period

Paulared

Late August to early September.

Sold Out

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ÀCider, chewable, bake

Ginger Gold

Mid September
Sold Out
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Cider, chewable, bake, juicy, firm, crunchy, sweet, spicy

Lobo

Mid September to early October.
Sold Out
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ÀCider, juice, chewable, pie, bake, crunchy, juicy, moderately sour, moderately sweet, aromatic

McIntosh

around September 20 to mid-Oct. 

Sold Out
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Cider, juice, chewable, compote, to cook, crunchy, juicy, moderately acidic, moderately sweet, aromatic

Cortland

Late September to mid-October Available in the store

Quantity limited
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ÀCider, juice, chewable, pie, compote To be cooked, crunchy, moderately acidic, sweet, aromatic

RedCort

Late September to mid October
Sold Out
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ÀCider, juice, chewable, pie, compote, to cook, crunchy, moderately acidic, sweet, aromatic

Spartan

 End of September
(limited quantity)

Sold Out
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ÀCider, chewable, firm, crunchy, moderately sweet, juicy

Honey Crisp

Mid october (sometimes not available for pick-up, but there are always some available for sale at the store) 

Sold Out
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ÀCider, juice, chewable, pie, compote, bake, very crunchy, very juicy, sweet