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Apple And Pumpkin U-Pick Orchards in Northern 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!

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Allen County

  • Advanced Tree Technology - apples, pumpkins
    12818 Edgerton Road, New Haven, IN 46774. Phone: (260) 749-0891. Email: Directions: Take Dawkins Road one mile east of New Haven then north on Doyle Road and east on Edgerton Road. . Click here for a map and directions.
    Advanced Tree Technology Facebook page. . . U-pick orchard opens mid- September. Monday through Friday 9:30am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am to 5 pm. Many varieties on dwarf trees. Apples are available already picked and washed as well. We also offer fresh cider and apple butter along with fresh produce, pumpkins and gourds. Our New Haven location is also home to our nursery,. Specializing in fast growing screen, shade and windbreak trees. Apples: Fuji, Empire, Spigold, Jonathon, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Ginger Gold, Ida Red, Cortland, Winesap, Rome, Honeycrisp, Mutsu, Paula Red, Red Free, McIntosh, Gala - note some varieties are not available for u-pick. Also Peaches, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins and gourds. Our you pick pumpkin patch and pick your own apple orchard are located with our nursery in New Haven, Indiana, just 15 minutes from downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Huntington County

  • Phil's U-Pick-It - apples, pumpkins, porta-potties are available
    780n 500w, Huntington, IN 46750. Phone: 260 388-5061. Email: Open: 11 am to 6 pm daily. Directions: If you are driving south, get on 9 to 100 North and turn right. Go to next cross road, 500 West, and turn left. Go to the second driveway on the right and turn in there. You have arrived. If you are driving north, get on 9 to W. Division Road and turn left. Go to next cross road, 500 West, and turn right. Go past the house and the barn with a red roof, go to the next driveway on the left and turn in there. You have arrived. There are also signs you can follow. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Phil's U-Pick-It .

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)