Apple Season 2014 Starts Labor Day Weekend

The apple orchard is now closed for the 2013 season. Thank you to all that came out to visit us! We will be opening for the 2014 season on/around Labor Day weekend. Hope to see you then!

Apple orchard wagon ride

Picking apples and pears

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 and 12 types of apples and pears. Apple picking season starts August 31. 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  Closed  Closed
McIntosh Mid September  Closed  Closed
Cortland Mid September  Closed  Closed
Honeycrisp Mid September  Closed  Closed
Liberty Mid September  Closed  Closed
Golden Delicious Late September  Closed  Closed
Jonagold Early October  Closed  Closed
Hosui (Asian Pear) Late September  Closed  Closed
Shinko (Asian Pear) Late September  Closed  Closed
Fuji Early October  Closed  Closed
Red Delicious Mid October  Closed  Closed

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