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Apple And Pumpkin U-Pick Orchards in Central Indiana in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for apples and pumpkins that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have apples and pumpkins orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Clinton County

  • Smith Farms - apples, flowers, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, picnic area you may bring your own food
    1465 North 800 West, Frankfort, IN 46041. Phone: 7652969554. Email: Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: see website for directions. For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Smith Farms Facebook page. . Please check our website in May for our pick your own strawberry hours. PEACH SEASON MID JULY - MID AUGUST. Peach Varieties: Early Red Haven, Red Star , Bright Star, Blazing Star, Glow Haven, Canadian Harmony, Glowing Star, J.H. Hale, Star Fire, Artic Gem, Crest Haven, Red Globe and O'Henry. Please visit us on Facebook for exact picking dates and times. APPLE SEASON LATE AUGUST- LATE OCTOBER: Apple Varieties: : Macintosh, Cortland, Jonathan, Early Fuji, Early Red One, Oregon Spur, Melrose, Cameo, and Honey Crisp. PUMPKIN SEASON LATE SEPTEMBER-LATE OCTOBER: We will also have our "own" mums and cornstalks available at this time. We are opening our Strawberry Fields on Monday in late May. Please note these hours may change due to weather/crop conditions. We will update Facebook daily with exact dates and times or you may call us.

Hamilton County

  • Stuckey Farm Market and Cider Mill - apples, cherries, pumpkins, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, pedal kart track, birthday parties, school tours
    19975 Hamilton Boone Road, Sheridan, IN 46069. Phone: 317-769-4636. Email: Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: For a map to our farm, . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Stuckey Farm Market and Cider Mill Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. We're a working orchard and farm that welcomes visitors. From July to October, come and pick 27 different varieties of apples from our 4,000 trees, take a wagon ride through our orchard, watch us press cider, eat in our covered picnic area, or browse through a Country Market full of in-season Indiana produce, honey, jellies, gifts - and of course, Indiana's tastiest apples and cider. We also have 15 acres of the plumpest pumpkins you've ever seen! (UPDATED: July 08, 2016) A visitor writes on July 28, 2008: "They have restrooms and picnic area Take credit cards Have bees on display- kids really like that. Sell their own brand of apple cider. LOVE IT"

Hancock County

  • Tuttle Orchards - apples, blackberries, pumpkins, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises, gift shop, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    5717 North 300 West, Greenfield, IN 46140. Phone: 317-326-2278. Email: Open: Pick your own apples is open Labor Day weekend through middle of October Monday through Wednesday from 9am to 6pm; Thursday through Saturday from 9am to 7pm; Closed Sunday Pick your own green beans are open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 6pm during the season which is typically June and July; Pick your own blackberries are open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 6pm during the season which is typically early to mid August. Directions: We are located three miles north and three miles east of the Mount Comfort Road Interstate 70 Exit. We are approximately 30 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, approximately 2o minutes from Lawrence, Geist, Fishers, Greenfield, and Fortville. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers.
    Tuttle Orchards Facebook page. . Fax: 317-326-8674. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Pick your own apples are available from Labor Day weekend until middle of October; Fall Festivities including corn maze, kid's ar Saturday, concessions, farm animals, and hayrides begin with kickoff Caramel Apple Festival Saturday in early September and run through October 31st. We offer year round farm activities for the whole family. Spring: Greenhouses and Bedding Plants Summer: Homegrown fruits and vegetables Fall: fall activities, apples, pumpkins, school tours Winter: Shipping of apples, Fruit Baskets.

Henry County

  • Jacobs' Family Orchard - apples, pumpkins
    4676 N. 75 W., New Castle, IN 47362. Phone: -877-309-3111. Email: Open: Monday through Saturday 8 am to 6 pm, Sundays 1 pm to 6 p. Directions: 3/4 of a mile west of Mt. Summit - State Road 36 to SR 75 west - turn south, one quarter mile. Email: . Click here for a map and directions. . Fax: 765-836-4284. m. Open from the first of June for strawberries, and mid-July through the end of November. Strawberries (call to see if they still offer u-pick), sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans, 18 varieties of apples, fresh cider, apple cinnamon donuts, cider slush, pumpkins, jams and jellies (Dillman Farms), honey, gourds, and squash. Strawberries available June 1; sweet corn on July 15; apples on September 1; and pumpkins, gourds and squash in mid-September. The orchard has 35 acres of trees, growing 30 varieties of apples. We grow all of the pumpkins we sell, which take up about 20 acres. Seven to eight acres are taken up by our sweet corn crop and 4 acres are dedicated to other produce. We're a working farm and gladly invite you to visit and enjoy the fresh produce that WE GROW ON OUR FARM. That's capitalized because we feel very strongly about growing what we sell. Mother Nature doesn't always let us do that, but that's the way it goes with farming. We use IPM (integrated pest management) to help us decide whether to spray. We have a weather station to help with fungus control and attend various meetings throughout the year to keep up to date. We have a state of the art sprayer that senses trees, so that only the trees are sprayed, cutting down on waste and over-spraying. Cinnamon Donuts - We're known for our delicious, mouth-watering apple cinnamon donuts. We make them fresh every day, all day long. We have fall activities for your family, friends and you to enjoy, featuring hay rides, inflatables to play in, small corn or sunflower mazes, goats to feed and straw bale pyramids to climb.

Morgan County

  • Anderson Orchard - apples, chestnuts, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    369 East Greencastle Road, Mooresville, IN 46158. Phone: 317-831-4181. Email: Open: Early July to August 15: 8am to 6pm seven days a week; August 16 to November: 8am to 8pm or dark whichever comes first, seven days a week. Directions: We are located 2 miles west of Mooresville on Main Street. Approximately one mile west of town, Main Street turns into Greencastle Road, immediately after White Lick Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard.
    Anderson Orchard Facebook page. . Fax: 317-831-4850. . Picking updates: click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Apples: picking is available early July to Mid October; Red Raspberries: picking starts mid August; Plums: picking is available in August; Pumpkins: picking starts late September; Chestnuts: picking starts late September. Facebook page. Apple Festival and Craft Fair: September. Visit our Apple Varieties page for availability of your favorite apples.
    Comments from a visitor on May 04, 2010: "Pick your own apples, berries, etc. Have annual fall festival with craft tent, etc. Large "barn" with gift shop, restrooms, concessions, etc"

Putnam County

  • Chandler's Farm - apples, pumpkins, pumpkin patch in the field, pumpkins brought in from the field, horse-drawn hayrides, farm animals, group tours
    8250 E US Hwy 40, Fillmore, IN . Phone: (317) 539-6255. Email: Open: Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm; closed Monday to Wednesday; The farm is open late summer until the end of December. Directions: We are located in Fillmore, Indiana, 3.5 miles west of Stilesville on US 40, halfway between Indianapolis and Terre Haute at the corner of 825 East and US 40. Payment: Cash, only. organic, free-range eggs cider cheeses, popcorn. Our family owned and operated farm has nearly 200 varieties of apples and allows you to pick your own from a wide and diverse selection. In the fall, our farm also features a pumpkin patch, horse-drawn hayrides, and bonfires! Our farm in Fillmore, Indiana has a unique orchard, a pleasant country store, and plenty of parking. Our orchard would be ideal for a church retreat, school field trip, or even a family outing. As we like to say, stop by Chandler's Farm and "join us for a day in the country." . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Chandler's Farm Facebook page. . . A visitor writes on October 06, 2013: "Love it!"

Shelby County

  • Pleasant View Orchard - apples, pumpkins, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    10721 N. 850 W., Fairland, IN 46126. Phone: 317-861-4025. Email: Open: Everyday from 9am to 6pm, Mid July to November; check website for exact opening and closing dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
    Pleasant View Orchard Facebook page. . Fax: 317-861-1952. . We are an apple orchard located just off I-74 in Pleasant View that offers U-pick apples and pre-bagged apples. We have a concession stand that offers lots of treats, wagon rides to our u-pick pumpkin patch, and a great playground. We offer seasonal fresh produce and tasty treats from our concession stand. People remember us for our cider slushy and hot homemade apple cobbler a-la-mode! We even have a great playground for your kiddos! (ADDED: February 22, 2015)

Wayne County

  • Dougherty Orchard - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    N Dougherty Rd, Cambridge City, IN 47327. Phone: 765-478-5198. Email: Open: Monday - Saturday 10am to 6pm Sunday 12pm to 6pm. Directions: 40 to Jacksonburg Road Then follow the Apple signs. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . .

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

Pumpkin recipes

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