Fall is Apple Picking Time in Hendersonville NC – Enjoy a memorable pick-your-own-experience at Coston Farm with the NC mountains as a back drop. You can pick fresh apples in the Coston Farm U-Pick Orchard August – October by the bag, box or truckload.
- Golden Delicious will be available Labor Day weekend. Please check back to see if the other varieties listed below will be ready to pick.
- Pick Your Own Orchard open until the end of October or until all apples are picked
- Check our apple ripening schedule for fruit availability August – October
- Reservations are not required in our U-Pick Orchard
- Drop by the Apple House for an apple picking container for your fresh-picked apples
An apple with a firm white flesh which retains its shape and rich mellow flavor when baked or cooked. The skin is so tender that it does not require peeling for most recipes. This apple is the one that will stay white longer when cut and therefore is great for salads. Also available Pre-Picked.
The Cameo has a pleasantly sweet-tart flavor and firm texture. It is colored with a red stripe over a creamy background. Excellent both cooked and fresh—a wonderful dessert apple. Also available Pre-Picked.
Granny Smith apples are light green in colour. They are crisp, juicy, tart apples which are excellent for both cooking and eating raw. They also are favoured for salads because the slices do not brown as quickly as other varieties. It also tends to have a harder texture than other green apples. Also available Pre-Picked.
Fuji is a newer variety with exceptionally sweet flavor. It is becoming a favorite for fresh eating and desserts. Known for holding up well in storage.Also available Pre-Picked.
Late September –
The ultimate baking and cooking apple, also good for fresh eating. It is a very smooth red apple with a slightly juicy flesh. The flavor of this variety grows richer when baked in your favorite recipe. Also available Pre-Picked.
Late September – Tart, Crisp
Crispin/Mutsu apples are light green to yellowish white in appearance. This juicy apple has a sweet, rich, full flavor. Its texture is firm and very dense. Crunchier and tarter than Golden Delicious.
October – Tart
These apples have a juicy cream-colored to yellowish flesh with a tart, wine-like flavor. They hold up well in storage and are often used as cooking and cider apples as well as for fresh snacks.
Late September – Tart, Sweet
Cortland is a medium-=sized apple with smooth yellowish skin mostly covered with dark red. The fine-grained flesh is very juicy and takes longer to turn brown when exposed to air.
October – Tart
Medium size. The yellow flesh is firm, fine-grained, crisp, moderately juicy, and sprightly sub acid in flavor. Best keeper.