Apple U-Pick Orchards in Dallas area of Texas in 2022, by county
Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for apples that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have apples orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!
- Henrietta Creek Orchard - Pick your own apples (10 varieties), peaches (6 varieties), black-eyed peas, squash, and okra, Plums, tomatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Pumpkin patch
14255 Old Denton Road, Roanoke, TX 76262. Phone: 817-439-3202. Email: [email protected]. Open: See this page for picking updates. Directions: Located in North Tarrant County. Click here for a map and directions. . . is . We are East of the Alliance Airport and South of the Texas Motor Speedway. From I-35W exit #66. Turn East on Keller Haslet Road after .7 mile. Take a left (North) on Old Denton Road. After traveling North about 1.2 mile the road curves to the right. We are about .25 mile on the left after the curve. Please use the second entrance.A family owned orchard with Pick Your Own Apples in 6 varieties. Our orchard has over 500 hybrid dwarf apple trees & around 200 peach trees. We also have a pizza garden that includes tomatoes, peppers, garlic and other herbs. We also offer preserves, jellies, salsa, honey and fruit butters for sale in the Apple House (some of these items are sugar free.) (UPDATED: April 1, 2018, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on April 29, 2011: "Just an FYI - this farm is alive and well and growing healthy apple and peach trees. It is a great place for taking children to learn about sustainable gardening and farming. "
- Oleo Farm - apples, apricots, beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, figs, melons, onions, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes,
9100 Colony Road, Tolar, TX 76476. Phone: . Open: permanently closed. Directions: Take Highway 377 to Tolar, Texas, which is located between Granbury and Stephenville. At Tolar take Highway 56 North. Go 1.5 miles to Colony Road. Go west on Colony Road to the first house on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 15265849132.00043fa4603d00eafe7eb"> Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Homemade ice cream and fresh produce can be purchased in downtown Tolar on Highway 377 during seasonal periods.
Apple picking tips:
Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples out
the outside of the tree will ripen first. Once they are picked, they stop
ripening. Picking apples directly from a
tree is easy. Roll the apple upwards off the branch and give a little twist;
don't pull straight away from the tree. If two apples are joined together at the
top, both will come away at the same time. Don't shake the trees or branches.
If the apple you are trying to pick drops, (or others on the tree) go ahead and
pick it up. They're perfectly fine! But do wash them before you eat them! More info: How to tell
when apples are ripe
Once picked, don't throw the apples into the baskets, place them in
gently, or they will bruise and go bad more quickly.
Don't wash apples until just before using to prevent spoilage.
For an explanation of
why apple slices
turn brown and how to stop it, see this page!
Keep apples cool after picking to increase shelf life. A cool basement is ideal, but the fruit/vegetable drawer of a refrigerator will work, too. A refrigerator is fine for small
quantities of apples. Boxed apples need to be kept in a cool, dark spot
where they won't freeze. Freezing ruptures all of an apple's cells, turning
it into one large bruise overnight. The usual solution is to store apples in
a root cellar. But root cellars often have potatoes in them: apples and
potatoes should never be stored in the same room because, as they age,
potatoes release an otherwise ethylene gas, which makes apples spoil faster.
If you can keep the gas away from your apples, they will keep just fine.
Just don't store them right next to potatoes.
Prevent contact between apples stored for the winter by wrapping them
individually in sheets of newspaper. The easiest way to do this is to unfold
a section of newspaper all the way and tear it into quarters. Then stack the
wrapped apples . See more here: How
to store apples at home
Apples don't improve or "ripen" after being picked - this is an
urban myth - see this page for the truth -
Which apple variety is best?
There are tens of thousands of varieties of apples, developed over centuries. They vary in sugar, acoidity, flavors, storing, crispness and many other
attributes. See our guides to apple varieties:
Canning apples - fully illustrated, with step-by-step instructions
Recipes, illustrated with step by step instructions
- Apple pie recipe and directions and
illustrated! I can say, with, ahem, no bias at all, that this is the
best apple pie recipe in the world! (Alright, I did have an apple strudel in
Vienna once at that place listed in Fodors that was REALLY good, but that
wasn't a pie, was it? And since this was the recipe my grandmother used, it
must be great!)
- How to make applesauce for
a single meal (not canning it) with NO special equipment
- Apple cobbler
Apple crunch - best of all! Moist, low sugar and using oats!
Apple crisp - ever-popular, low sugar and using oats!
Apple, blackberry, cherry, and/or peach cobbler
Apple-blackberry, crumble - a English favorite (or favourite)
Using fresh apples and miscellaneous