Apples, Apples, Apples!
Did you know there are thousands of apple varieties? We have tried hundreds of them here at Gopher Glen and kept 65 of the top ones for our customers to enjoy. We also grow many other old-fashioned varieties such as Rhode Island Greening, Skinner, Missouri Pippins, three Limbertwigs and other uncommon varieties not mentioned on our list. Experimental trees with eight or ten varieties each, as well as thousands of seedling trees grown from our own crosses, are beginning to produce totally new and never before seen apple varieties. It is all great fun! You never know — on one of your visits you may find yourself being a guinea pig for one of our brand new varieties.
Current Fruit Availability
We have multiple harvests of each apple variety and may run out between harvests. Please call the fruit stand (805) 595-2646 before making the drive for a specific variety. Our apple availability often changes hour by hour!
Projected Apple Availability
NOW OPEN FOR THE 2023 SEASON
Currently Picking : Gala, Gravenstein, Mutsu, and a light picking of Empire, Jonathan, Laura Red and Nittany.
Limited availability of some of these varieties, so don't wait to get your favorite apple!
Burgundy, Mollies Delicious and Tohoku are done for the season. Last years epic harvest created a lighter harvest of these three this year.
1-2 weeks: Ida Red, Jonadel, Jonagoldm, and Jonalicious.
Plums & Pluots
Red & Orange Cherry Tomatoes & Heirloom Tomatoes
Green & Yellow Squash
(Actual harvest timing may vary by 2-3 weeks depending on the season)
2023 season varieties are 2 weeks later than previous seasons due to the late spring that occurred
Late July/Early August
November and December