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Apple U-Pick Orchards in Northeast Tennessee in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for apples that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have apples orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Fentress County

  • Edwards Orchard - Apples, Peaches, Strawberries
    2055 Roslin Road, Jamestown, TN 38556. Phone: 931-863-3827. Email: Open: Call or email for hours and availability. Directions: Located approximately 26 miles north of Crossville and 17 miles south of Jamestown. Click here for a map and directions. . We are . We have Own: You pick Apples, You pick Peaches, You pick Strawberries. Also a farm market with (in season) Bread, Cakes, Cookies, Pies, , Beans, Corn, Cucumbers, Mustard Greens, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Squash Summer, Squash Winter, Tomatoes, Turnip Greens, Turnips, Sorghum (ADDED: February 13, 2020, JBS)

Greene County

  • Buffalo Trail Orchard - apples, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (black),
    1890 Dodd Branch Road, Greeneville, TN 37743. Phone: (423) 639-2297. Email: Open: Starting in June, Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 8 PM and Saturday from 8 AM to 8 PM; July Hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 4 to 8 PM. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Buffalo Trail Orchard Facebook page. . . Buffalo Trail is a pick your own farm with apples, blackberries, blueberries, and pumpkins. Pre-picked fruit and vegetables are also available. From the orchard you have a wonderful view of the Chuckey Mountain. Call to check hours and produce availability and reserve pre-picked berries. Come out and pick some blackberries! They usually ripen in mid June and are plentiful through early July. Facebook page. Or, come see us at the Market Square Farmers' Market or Boone Street Market, where we will have them available by the pint and quart!

Hancock County

  • Apple Hill Orchard - apples,
    Eskola Lane, Treadway, TN 37881. Phone: 423-733-2017. Email: Open: August 19,2017 through September 30, 2017 from Tuesday through Saturday; Open from 8:00 to 7:00; Closed Sunday and Monday. Directions: From 11W in Mooresburg, take Route 31 north for 5 miles. Take a left onto Route 131. Orchard located 1 mile on the left. From 25E in Thorn Hill, take Route 131 North for 10 miles. Orchard located on the right. Follow signs to pick up bags for picking. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . Call ahead to find out what apples are currently available for picking. . (UPDATED: August 10, 2016)

Hawkins County

  • Red Dog Ridge Farms - apples, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black),
    1267 Burem Road, Rogersville, TN . Phone: 423-742-6399. Email: Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Red Dog Ridge Farms. . We are 4 miles south of Rogersville on highway 347 (Burem Rd) second Driveway on the left after crossing the Holston River Bridge. U-Pick farm that offers Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Black Raspberries, Apples, Peaches, and a few other items. (UPDATED: May 13, 2016) (ADDED: May 01, 2016)

Sullivan County

  • Whitetop Creek Farm - apples, beans, corn (sweet),
    168 Wampler Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Phone: 423-878-7888. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2022: Closed indefinitely. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . . NOTHING AVAILABLE AT THE MOMENT DUE TO FLOODING AND LATE FROST FROM THE SPRING. CHECK BACK WITH US SUMMER . A visitor writes on July 08, 2022: "closed for the foreseeable future."



Apple Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples out the outside of the tree will ripen first.  Once they are picked, they stop ripening. Picking apples directly from a tree is easy. Roll the apple upwards off the branch and give a little twist; don't pull straight away from the tree. If two apples are joined together at the top, both will come away at the same time. Don't shake the trees or branches.  If the apple you are trying to pick drops, (or others on the tree) go ahead and pick it up. They're perfectly fine! But do wash them before you eat them! More info: How to tell when apples are ripe

  • Once picked, don't throw the apples into the baskets, place them in gently, or they will bruise and go bad more quickly.
  • Don't wash apples until just before using to prevent spoilage.
  • For an explanation of why apple slices turn brown and how to stop it, see this page!
  • Keep apples cool after picking to increase shelf life.  A cool basement is ideal, but the fruit/vegetable drawer of a refrigerator will work, too.  A refrigerator is fine for small quantities of apples. Boxed apples need to be kept in a cool, dark spot where they won't freeze. Freezing ruptures all of an apple's cells, turning it into one large bruise overnight. The usual solution is to store apples in a root cellar. But root cellars often have potatoes in them: apples and potatoes should never be stored in the same room because, as they age, potatoes release an otherwise ethylene gas, which makes apples spoil faster. If you can keep the gas away from your apples, they will keep just fine. Just don't store them right next to potatoes.
    Prevent contact between apples stored for the winter by wrapping them individually in sheets of newspaper. The easiest way to do this is to unfold a section of newspaper all the way and tear it into quarters. Then stack the wrapped apples . See more here: How to store apples at home
  • Apples don't improve or "ripen" after being picked - this is an urban myth - see this page for the truth - with references!

Which apple variety is best?

There are tens of thousands of varieties of apples, developed over centuries. They vary in sugar, acoidity, flavors, storing, crispness and many other attributes. See our guides to apple varieties:

Canning apples - fully illustrated, with step-by-step instructions

Recipes, illustrated with step by step instructions

Using fresh apples and miscellaneous


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)