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
NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON
We have multiple pickings of each apple variety and may run out between pickings. 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
Updated Nov 8th
Apples: Fiji, Honeycrisp, Mutsu, Rome Beauty, Newtown Pippin, Red Yorking, Heavensent (limited), Nittany, Red Delicious, Cheiftan, Jonagold, Staymen Winesape, and Braeburn.
Up Next: Arkansas Black, Pink Lady (limited), Granny Smith, Chesapeake, and Sundowner.
Other: Warren pears, French pears, pumpkins (smoothies, jack-o-lantern, mini white and orange, baseballs, witch's hat, and mixed large decorative squash), gourds (winged and goblin eggs), and winter squash (butternut, spaghetti, kobocha, acorn, blue Hubbard, red kuri, delacata).
(Actual harvest timing may vary by 2-3 weeks depending on the season)
Late July/Early August
November and December