At Cricklewood Farm we take great pride in providing the best quality apple for our customers. With over 6 acres of orchard you will be able to choose from over 60 different varieties of fresh picked apples, either in the store or pick your own.
Our season usually begins in mid-August and ends at the end of November.
To find apple availability dates please check our apple chart here.
Remember that Mother Nature is our boss. Our ripening dates are based on previous years and Mother Nature can behave unpredictably, so our time frames are best guesses only.
For each year’s up to date information please follow our Twitter commentary, @CricklewoodFarm. Our most recent tweets with the current ready crops are displayed on the sidebar on our home page and to the right for your convenience, or contact us by phone or email.
Fresh Picked Apples
In the store apples are always available for sampling and can be purchased by the pound.
Pick Your Own
For the freshest apples you can pick your own, right off the tree. All our apples are available for pick your own and are on dwarf trees making them easy to reach. We provide you with containers, bags and wagons to pick them with. All apples are priced by the pound.
Important Notes & Tips
• How to pick your apples: Remember the phrase “Eye to the Sky”. Roll the eye (bottom of the apple) to the sky. Roll up, do not pull.
• We invite customers to have free samples of apples at our store but ask that you refrain from picking and eating apples off the trees. This is to minimize losses from apples that are picked but not paid for, as well as waste when apples are picked off the trees to taste, a bite or two taken out and then tossed to the ground. Please remember that growing and selling apples is our livelihood!
• We post signs in the orchard to help you find varieties that are ready for picking.
• Fruit varieties mature at different times. Pick only in rows indicating the variety is ready to pick.
• Do not climb or shake the trees. Limbs break easily, and the fruit will fall and bruise.
• Throwing apples in the orchard bruises and wastes apples and can lead to accidents.
Our Experimental Apples
• We are one of eight orchards in Ontario selected to have an experimental plot on their farm.
• These plots allow continuing evaluation of new apple varieties and apple cultivars still under assessment.
• There are over sixty different apple varieties within the plot. Some are named and are being investigated for their adaptability to Ontario’s climate in different regions. Others are still being evaluated to see if they would be a marketable apple and are identified only by an identification number. In our store these apples are labelled as New Variety 1,2 and more in the store. Come, try a sample, you may find a new favourite apple!