Peacefield Orchard, under new owner Ken Browning, is home to 200+ thriving apple trees bearing reds, goldens and Granny Smith. Situated on 2 1/2 acres, many of our apples are from the original dry-farmed planting. Reputed to be the oldest apple tree in Julian, Granny Gravenstein lives on at Peacefield.
Ken reports that due to fresh pruning and watering,
“This year the apples from Gravenstein came on like gangbusters (earliest maturing) and then Jonathans, Jonagolds, Golden and Red Delicious followed, we're now finishing up with Granny Smith, tart and good for pies.”
The farm stand will reopen during Apple Season 2021, on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. until 2 p.m.
U-Pick Guidelines, Pricing & Parking
Thank you for your support in the 2020 apple season.
Since all of the other orchards in the area were picked out before this past weekend, we ended up having very busy picking days and are all picked out as of today, 10/4/2020.
Please keep in touch, join our mailing list and in August, 2021 we'll let you know which fruits are ripening so that you can plan a nice picking day in the back country.
Pickers will be instructed on proper picking technique and will carefully pick only ripe fruit. In other words, no discarding fruit after picking. If one is uncertain which fruit is ripe or acceptable, they will decide before they pick. Once picked, that fruit is part of their bag(s), and the Picker is responsible for paying the agreed-upon pricing.
Apples are $14 per 1/2 peck size bag which will contain 8-12 apples depending on their individual size.Cold water is available for $ 1 a pint.
There is parking available for a maximum of 12 vehicles. When your group arrives, please be patient while we help you to park. Thank you in advance!