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APPLE ORCHARD

APPLE PICKING IN THE APPLE ORCHARD

If you are interested in picking your own apples, All Seasons Orchard is one of the largest apple orchards in Woodstock, northern Illinois with over 15,000 apple trees and two apple orchards. Our wagon ride will take you to one or both orchards depending on the pick your own apple varieties that are available. All Seasons apple orchard is located in McHenry County which neighbors both Cook County and Lake County.

PURCHASE APPLES IN THE FARM MARKET

If you are not interested in apple picking or you don’t want to pick your own apples, already picked apples are available in half peck and 1 peck quantities in our Apple Orchard Farm Market.

APPLE ORCHARD AVAILABILITY UPDATES

Pick your own apple availability and Farm Market apple availability is updated every Friday in September and October or as availability changes occur. For the latest update, please check our online apple availability calendar, Facebook page or phone recording (815-338-5637, press 1). You can also sign up for a newsletter for Apple picking updates and our apple orchard event information.

HONEYCRISP PICKING

Interested in finding an apple orchard close to you that allows you for Honeycrisp picking? You’ll be happy to know that we offer Honeycrisp picking. We are one of the largest Honeycrisp apple orchards in northern Illinois. Visit All Seasons apple orchard and pick your own Honeycrisp apples to 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!

APPLE AVAILABILITY CALENDAR

Apple Variety Estimated Picking Date Pick Your Own Apples Farm Market Apples
Zestar Late August
Gala Early September
McIntosh Early September
Cortland Mid September
Honeycrisp Mid September
September Wonder (Fuji) Mid September
Liberty Mid September
Hosui Asian Pear Mid September
Arirang Asian Pear Late September
Shinko Asian Pear Late September
Jonagold Late September
Golden Delicious Early October
Red Delicious Early October
Fuji Mid October

APPLE USES CHART

Want to know which apples are good for baking, cooking or just eating fresh? Take a look at our apple chart below.

Pick your own zestar apples

ZESTAR APPLES

Zestar apples are juicy with a crispy texture. They have a sweet-tart flavor. They are excellent for eating and keep very well in the refrigerator. Available in our apple orchard.

RIPENS SEPTEMBER

BEST FOR
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Pick your own gala apples

GALA APPLES

Gala apples have a mild sweet flavor and are juicy. The gala’s size, mellow flavor and thin skin make them a great choice for lunches and snacks for kids. One of our favorite apple picking choices.

RIPENS SEPTEMBER

BEST FOR
  • EATING
  • SAUCE
pick your own McIntosh Apples

MCINTOSH APPLES

McIntosh apples are red with bright green patches. They are sweet with a tart tang and are very juicy. The soft flesh breaks down when cooked so they are excellent for sauce but when baking should be mixed with a more dense apple such as Fuji. Available in our apple orchard.

RIPENS SEPTEMBER

BEST FOR
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  • SAUCE
  • BAKING
pick your own Cortland Apples

CORTLAND APPLES

A slightly sweeter derivative of the McIntosh with with a firmer flesh. Sweet with hint of tartness.Cortlands tend to stay whiter longer when cut so are excellent in salads. Also can be used for sauces and baking. One of our favorite apple picking choices.

RIPENS SEPTEMBER

BEST FOR
  • EATING
  • SAUCE
  • BAKING
  • FREEZING
Pick your own honeycrisp apples

HONEYCRISP APPLES

Honeycrisp apples have a sweet tart taste with a super crisp yellow flesh and thin skin. It is an extremely firm apple and stores well. Honeycrisp is great for salads and baking. Honeycrisp picking is one of customer’s favorite activities in our apple orchard.

RIPENS SEPTEMBER

BEST FOR
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  • SAUCE
  • BAKING
Pick your own September Wonder Fuji apples

SEPTEMBER WONDER FUJI APPLES

September Wonder is an early variety of the Fuji apple that ripens earlier in the season. Same super sweet taste and crisp texture as a Fuji apple. One of our favorite apple picking choices.

RIPENS SEPTEMBER

BEST FOR
  • EATING
  • SAUCE
  • BAKING
Pick your own liberty apples

LIBERTY APPLES

Related to the McIntosh apple but with a sharper taste. Liberty apples are juicy with a sweet tart flavor. Great for baking because their flavor holds up even at high temperatures. Available in our apple orchard.

RIPENS SEPTEMBER

BEST FOR
  • EATING
  • SAUCE
  • BAKING
Pick your own Asian Pears

ASIAN PEARS

Asian Pears are apple shaped pears with a yellowish tan outer skin. The flesh is juicy and crispy. Best served chilled with the outer skin removed.

RIPENS SEPTEMBER

BEST FOR
  • EATING
Pick your own Jonagold apples

JONAGOLD APPLES

Jonagold apples are a cross between Jonathan and Golden Delicious apples. Jonagolds are sweet, crispy and juicy with a hint of tartness. Jonagolds are a great all purpose apple. One of our favorite apple picking choices.

RIPENS SEPTEMBER

BEST FOR
  • EATING
  • SAUCE
  • BAKING
  • FREEZING
Pick your own Golden Delicious apples

GOLDEN DELICIOUS APPLES

Golden Delicious is a wonderful all-purpose apple for eating, sauces and baking. This mellow, sweet and tart apple has a yellow to golden skin color and sometimes even a tinge of pink. The flesh tends to stay white longer than other apple varieties making it terrific in salads.

RIPENS OCTOBER

BEST FOR
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  • SAUCE
  • BAKING
  • FREEZING
Pick your own Red Delicious apples

RED DELICIOUS APPLES

A classic snacking apple, Red Delicious is known for its dark red skin and white, juicy flesh. They are identifiable by the five distinct crowns on its base. Mild sweet flavor, Red Delicious apples are best used fresh and for sauces. Available in our apple orchard.

RIPENS OCTOBER

BEST FOR
  • EATING
  • SAUCE
Pick your own Fuji apples

FUJI APPLES

Fuji apples are known for being very sweet, juicy and crisp. Dense flesh and high sugar content allows it to hold up well when cooked. Has a long shelf life. Little to no sugar required for apple sauce.

RIPENS OCTOBER

BEST FOR
  • EATING
  • SAUCE

BEST WAY TO STORE APPLES

Apples should be refrigerated loose in the crisper or in a bag with holes, away from other fruits and vegetables. Apples produce ethylene gas which can cause other produce to ripen faster and decompose. Apple stored property in the refrigerator can last 6-8 weeks while apples at room temperature will only last up to two weeks. This is because at room temperature, the enzymes in the apple are more active and cause the fruit to ripen up to 10 times faster.