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
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
6275 Liberty St N, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K6
3150 5th line, Innisfil, ON L9S 4P7
Barrie Hill Farms
2935 Barrie Hill Rd., Springwater, ON L9X 1S8
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
14309 Dixie Rd, Inglewood, ON L7C 2M8
Downey’s Strawberry & Apple Farm
13707 Heart Lake Rd, Caledon, ON
788030 Grey Road 13, South of Clarksburg ON N0H 1J0
JC Agri Orchards
3105 16th Sideroad, King City, ON L7B 1A3
Nature’s Bounty Farm
651 Scugog Line 2, Port Perry, ON
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
496415 Grey Rd 2, Clarksburg ON N0H 1J0
2287 Durham Regional Hwy 2, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K7
Willis Family Fruit Farm
6063 5 Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X8