Apple Season 2014 Starts Labor Day Weekend

The apple orchard is now open for pick your own apples. Labor Day weekend we will be picking Gala apples. Pre-picked Honeycrisp apples are available in the Farm Market. We will be opening up our first Honeycrisp rows in about a week or two. Our picking calendar below will be updated accordingly. We look forward to seeing you at the orchard!

Apple orchard wagon ride

Picking your own apples

Nothing beats the crisp, sweet taste of an apple picked at its peak ripeness. Upon arrival at All Seasons, you’ll head to the orchard by hayride, past our corn maze, pumpkin patch and barnyard play area. Inside the apple orchard you’ll be surrounded by over 10,000 apple trees. We are in McHenry County in Woodstock IL, near the Chicago and Milwaukee metropolitan areas. Check our apple picking calendar below for ripening dates. Sign up for emails to stay up to date on the latest varieties ready for picking.

Honeycrisp apple picking

Picking Honeycrisp apples

Interested in Honeycrisp apple picking? You’ll be happy to know that we are one of the few apple orchards in the area that offers Honeycrisp apple picking.  Visit All Seasons’ apple orchard and experience for yourself the the delicious, juicy and amazingly crisp Honeycrisp apple. There’s a reason why it’s become one of the most popular apples in the country! Please refer to our apple picking calendar below for timing.

apples available at the store

Pre-Picked Apples

Apples picked at the peak of their ripeness will be available in our farm market.  Please refer to the Apple Picking Calendar below to check availability.

Apple Picking Calendar

We will be updating our apple picking calendar as each variety becomes ready for picking.  Already picked apples are available in our farm market. To be notified when each variety becomes available, sign up for our newsletter here.

Apple Variety Ripening Date Apple Picking Pre-Picked Apples
Gala Early September  Available now  Available now
McIntosh Mid September  TBD  TBD
Cortland Mid September  TBD  TBD
Honeycrisp Mid September TBD TBD
Liberty Mid September TBD TBD
Golden Delicious Late September TBD TBD
Jonagold Early October TBD TBD
Hosui (Asian Pear) Late September TBD TBD
Shinko (Asian Pear) Late September TBD TBD
Fuji Early October TBD TBD
Red Delicious Mid October  TBD  TBD

Apple Descriptions

Not sure which apples to use for your apple pie or apple sauce?  Refer to our handy chart below.

Apple Variety Flavor Texture Snacking Baking Sauce
Gala Sweet  Crisp  x  x  x
McIntosh Tart  Medium  x  x  x
Liberty Tart, sweet  Medium  x  x  x
Senshu Sweet  Crisp  x  x  x
Honey Crisp Sweet, semi tart  Crisp  x  x
Cortland Mid September  Medium  x  x  x
Hosui (Asian Pear) Mid September  Medium  x  x
Shinko (Asian Pear) Late September  Medium  x  x
Golden Delicious Late September  Crisp  x  x  x
Jonagold Early October  Crisp  x  x
Red Delicious Early October  Crisp  x
Fuji Mid October  Firm  x  x  x