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 2022 STARTED ON

AUGUST 27
 

 

 

OPPENING HOUR EVERY DAY:

ORCHARD: 9 to 5    STORE: 9 to 6

** No reservation available **

CASH ACCEPTED ONLY AT THE ORCHARD $1.25/pound

IN STORE: cash, debit, credit 

Picnic table outside, miniature farm

Tasting at the store

HOT APPLE PIES, APPLE TURN OVER,  STRUDEL DAILY FRESH WEEKENDS ONLY

DOGS ALLOWED IN PICNIC AND PARKING AREAS ONLY

 

THE APPLE PICKING DATE AND AVAILABLE VARIETIES WILL BE CONFIRMED EACH WEEK ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, FOR THE WEEKEND AND THE FOLLOWING WEEK

Melba; Sold out

Paulared; Sold out

Ginger Gold; Sold out

Lobo;  in the Field

McIntosh; Available in store and in the Fiel

Prime Gold; Sold Out

Cortland; in store and in the Field

 Royal Court; in the Field

Spartan;  in the store only

WEIGHT PICKUP $1.25/lb

Honey Crisp; October 1st (we will confirme in mid-september if available for picking or only in store)

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

Early September

Sold out
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Cider, chewable, bake, juicy, firm, crunchy, sweet, spicy

Lobo

Mid September to early October

in the Field
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ÀCider, juice, chewable, pie, bake, crunchy, juicy, moderately sour, moderately sweet, aromatic

McIntosh

Mid-September mid-October 

Available in store and in the Field
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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 and in the Field
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ÀCider, juice, chewable, pie, compote To be cooked, crunchy, moderately acidic, sweet, aromatic

RedCort

Late September to mid October

September 24
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ÀCider, juice, chewable, pie, compote, to cook, crunchy, moderately acidic, sweet, aromatic

Spartan

 End of September
(limited quantity)

in store only
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ÀCider, chewable, firm, crunchy, moderately sweet, juicy

Melba

 End of August

Sold out 
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Cider, juicy, crunchy, bake, compote acidic, moderately sweet

Honey Crisp

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

October 1st
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ÀCider, juice, chewable, pie, compote, bake, very crunchy, very juicy, sweet