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Apple U-Pick Orchards in Salt Lake City, Provo and Surrounding Counties in Utah 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!

Duchesne County

  • Pride of Neola Orchards - Peaches, Plums, Apples, Nectarines. ,
    5976 Neola Hwy , Roosevelt, UT 84066. Phone: 435-353-4949. Open: Monday through Saturday during the summer months (closed on Sunday) when Peaches, Apples, Plums, and Nectarines are in season. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Elberta Peaches, lemon Elberta Peaches, Blushing Star Elberta Peaches, Plums, Honeycrisp Apples, Plums, Nectarines. , A visitor writes on September 09, 2013: "My family had a wonderful time at the orchard and loved the fruit! It was the most delicious peaches I have ever eaten and we canned and made jam the next week. The owners are very kind and helpful and excited to offer the fruits of their orchards. They do spray the trees to keep the bugs off and appreciate individuals to pay with cash. They sell fresh eggs and honey along with the pick your own fruit and are happy to walk through the orchard with you to let you sample the fruit so you can make the best decision."

Salt Lake County

  • Green Acres - No pesticides are used apples,
    12702 South 900 East, Draper, UT 84020. Phone: 801-501-0910. Email: [email protected]. Open: September through November, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm every day except Sunday. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . Alternate Phone: 801-949-5230. . Apples: normally September through November, or when we are picked out;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. $2 for one apple filled 8-quart sized bucket. There is a variety of apples from pie making apples to delicious and yellow apples. 27 trees to choose from. Call prior to arriving. A visitor writes on September 22, 2014: "Just spoke with Renee at this farm and they have nothing to pick this year. (9/22/2014) This is for apples. She said they are hoping to do better next year."

Utah County

  • Rocky Top Fruit Farm, LLC - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, apricots, blackberries, cherries, lavender, peaches, peppers, raspberries (Autumn, red), tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties
    8648 South 6200 West, Payson, UT 84651. Phone: (801) 465-4408. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8am to noon and 5pm to 8pm; Saturday from 8am to noon starting August 10, 2020. Directions: Take Exit 250 off I-15. Head west on 9600 South for 3-1/2 miles. Turn right onto 6200 West. Head north for one mile. Take the dead end road all the way to the end of the cul de sac. We are in the red and white fruit barn. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Venmo, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Approximate Dates of u-pick fruit: June 15 Sweet Cherries; July 5 Apricots; July 30 Blackberries; August 10 Raspberries; August 15 Peaches; September 15 through the end of October various varieties of apples; October 30 into November Walnuts;. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (UPDATED: August 03, 2020)A visitor writes on June 20, 2014: "Lots of trees and lots of varieties of U-pick. Great prices."
  • Rowley's Red Barn South Ridge Farms - apples, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Christmas decorations, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    300 West 900 South, Santaquin, UT 84655. Phone: 801-754-5511. Email: [email protected]. Open: April 1st to October 31st 9 am to 7 pm , we will start our pick-your-own apple harvest on September 3. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Fax: 801-754-5451. . We will continue the harvest every Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm through September. Apple varieties will change as they ripen and the harvest season progresses. Other already harvested crops include November 1st to March 31st 9 am to 6 pm Asparagus - End of April to Mid June Sweet Cherries - End of June through July Tart Cherries fresh - Mid July through mid August Tart Cherries frozen - All Year. Peaches - July through September Apples - Start in August and end the following June (not pick you own) Pumpkins and Hay Rides September and October. Click here for picking updates. I-15 to exit 242 (South Santaquin Exit) Drive West 500 Yards to South Ridge Farms Road Take a Right and follow the Road one mile to the Red Barn on the right.

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 - with references!

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

Using fresh apples and miscellaneous

 

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)


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