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.

THE APPLE PICKING IS OVER FOR THE 2020 SEASON
 

UPDATED OCTOBER 13, 2020

A huge thank you to each of you, who choose us year after year for your fall outing, as well as to the new ones who have discovered us, it was a real pleasure to welcome you to our Cider House and to serve you!

You have heard the call for local encouragement, without you, this year would not have been the same!

We are very grateful to you!

Note that our Cider House and our Kiosk at the Grand Marché de Québec remain open year round.

We still have some nice apples in store.

We look forward to welcoming you tou our Cider House and see you next year for the 2021 apples picking!

Our

Varieties of apples and picking period

Paulared

Late August to early September. Usually around August 27.
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ÀCider, chewable, bake

Ginger Gold

Mid September
Usually around Sept. 10
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Cider, chewable, bake, juicy, firm, crunchy, sweet, spicy

Lobo

Mid September to early October.
Usually around Sept 10
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ÀCider, juice, chewable, pie, bake, crunchy, juicy, moderately sour, moderately sweet, aromatic

McIntosh

around September 20 to mid-Oct. Usually around September 20-25
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Cider, juice, chewable, compote, to cook, crunchy, juicy, moderately acidic, moderately sweet, aromatic

Cortland

Late September to mid-October Usually around Sept 25
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ÀCider, juice, chewable, pie, compote To be cooked, crunchy, moderately acidic, sweet, aromatic

RedCort

Late September to mid October
Usually around Sept 25
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ÀCider, juice, chewable, pie, compote, to cook, crunchy, moderately acidic, sweet, aromatic

Spartan

 End of September
(limited quantity)
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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)
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ÀCider, juice, chewable, pie, compote, bake, very crunchy, very juicy, sweet