We grow varieties developed by the University of Minnesota, heirloom varieties, and cider varieties; and we manage our orchard through minimal intervention.
Apple and pear varieties are organized chronologically from early season varieties to mid- and then late season varieties. To see what's currently available at the orchard, visit our Facebook page or check our Twitter updates.
Deep red, hard, and sweet with intriguing notes of melon bubblegum and Hawaiian Punch. If it weren't for its tough skin, it'd be a real winner. Williams' Pride came out of the PRI (Purdue Rutgers Illinois) breeding program that focused on scab-resistant varieties.
Crisp, sweet, enjoyable, and fleeting. Aptly named by its creator, the U of M, the Summercrisp pear delivers as promised.
Tart and astringent. This apple's a bit of a conundrum. It was introduced to us by the former owner as Firecracker, but Firecracker also seems to be known as Bill's Redflesh and Scarlet Surprise.
Duchess is a high quality sauce apple first and foremost with only a quick cook required to melt the apple down to a saucy consistency. Excellent flavor -- complex and more tart than sweet -- and not long-keeping. A key variety in the history of the University of Minnesota's apple breeding program.
Minnesotans’ favorite apple before Honeycrisp came along. Tart and a bit savory. Released by the University of Minnesota in 1922. Malinda x Wealthy.
Best for what? Best for pie! Discovered by Bonnie Keehn in the 1980’s from Cooksville, WI. Creamy flesh, tangy, full-flavored.
A small, curious apple with yellow flesh that is purported to improve with time in storage. Keepsake is just about the latest apple we pick. A parent of Honeycrisp. Released by the University of Minnesota in 1977. Northern Spy x MN447 (Frostbite).