Apple Picking in and around the GTA

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Treat the family to a day out celebrating fall and it’s local harvest of delicious Ontario apples! See below for a handy list of apple orchards in the GTA and Southern Ontario. If you know of a great spot that is not in our list please share it with our readers by adding a reply at the bottom of this page.

Types of Apples in Ontario

apple varieties in ontario pick your own

McIntosh: a deep red color with a green background.
Honeycrisp: sweet and crisp, the perfect apple for baking and snacking. Ready for picking mid to late September.
Red Delicious: deep red, elongated shaped and five bumps on bottom.
Empire: dark red, blush with a splash of yellow or green.
Idared: bright red with greenish-yellow patches.
Crispin (or Mutsu): greenish-yellow exterior with an orange blush.
Golden Delicious: yellow or greenish-yellow exterior, elongated shape, five bumps on bottom.
Spartan: dark red skin.
Cortland: bright red with yellow cheek.
Northern Spy: red-striped skin with green color. Northern Spy is the number 1 baking apple.

Apple Season typically runs from Late August to November, with peak season in September Check with your local farm for their picking season, and always call ahead to check hours as they can change.

Source: Foodland Ontario

Where to Pick Apples

Local Farms and Orchards

Albion Orchards & Country Market
14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon, ON L7C 2Y8

Andrews’ Scenic Acres
9365 10 Side Rd, Milton, ON L9T 2X9

Applewood Farm Winery
12442 McCowan Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L0G

Archibald Orchards
6275 Liberty St N, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K6

Avalon Orchards
3150 5th line, Innisfil, ON L9S 4P7

Barrie Hill Farms
2935 Barrie Hill Rd., Springwater, ON L9X 1S8

Brooks Farms
122 Ashworth Rd, Mount Albert, ON L0G 1M0

Carl Laidlaw Orchards
9496 Heritage Rd, Brampton, ON L6X 0A1

Chudleigh’s Apple Farm
9528 Halton Regional Rd 25, Halton Hills, ON L9T 2X7

Dixie Orchards
14309 Dixie Rd, Inglewood, ON L7C 2M8

Downey’s Strawberry & Apple Farm
13707 Heart Lake Rd, Caledon, ON

Farmers Pantry
788030 Grey Road 13, South of Clarksburg ON N0H 1J0

Homestead Orchards
Georgina, ON

JC Agri Orchards
3105 16th Sideroad, King City, ON L7B 1A3

Nature’s Bounty Farm
651 Scugog Line 2, Port Perry, ON

Organics Farm
7550 19th Ave, Markham, ON L6B 1A8

Pine Farms Orchard
2700 16th Sideroad, King City, ON L7B 1A3

Pingle’s Farm Market
1805 Taunton Rd, Hampton, ON L0B 1J0

T&K Orchards
496415 Grey Rd 2, Clarksburg ON N0H 1J0

Watson Farms
2287 Durham Regional Hwy 2, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K7

Willis Family Fruit Farm
6063 5 Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X8

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