Published On: Tue, Aug 29th, 2017

Apple Picking Season Starting at Solebury Orchards

The folks at Solebury Orchards have reason to be happy this week. The Gala apples are ready for picking, and USA Today has named them a contestant for their “top 10 best apple orchards” list.

Readers can vote for their favorite among 20 orchards across the U.S.  Solebury orchards was the only Pennsylvania farm that made the grade.

The Galas are ripe for the picking this week, according to grower Brian Smith.

“Looks like a good apple crop this year,” he said. “Apple picking is very popular with visitors.”

Next apple variety coming on line will be Honeycrisp through September, joined by Pink Lady, Fuji, Stayman-Winesap, Empire, and Keepsake, among others.

And there’s free wagon rides for apple picking on Saturdays and Sundays starting Sept. 2, according to Smith.

In the orchard store right now are peaches and Aurora pears by the basket, as well as heavenly cider donuts.

Located at 3325 Creamery Road, Solebury Orchards is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

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