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Apple And Pumpkin U-Pick Orchards in Hood River, Wasco and Sherman counties in Oregon in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for apples and pumpkins that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have apples and pumpkins 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!

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Hood River County

  • Kiyokawa Family Orchards and Fruit Stand - apples, pears, Asian pears, pumpkins, vegetables, and more
    8129 Clear Creek Road, Parkdale, OR 97041. Phone: 541-352-7115. Email: Open: Saturday and Sunday Fruit Stand 9am to 5pm and the U-Pick is 9am to 4pm until August 28th, then until Nov 2nd the hours are Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm, please check Ready Dates for the availability of your favorite fruits and veggies!. Directions: Located in Parkdale, Oregon. Click here for a map and directions.
    Kiyokawa Family Orchards and Fruit Stand Facebook page. . Kiyokawa Family Orchards is a family-owned and operated farm . We're proud to be a part of the famous Hood River Valley, where the nation's finest apples and pears are grown. Our fruit is grower-direct, which allows us to provide quality fruit at great prices.ou will find a visit to our orchard an unforgettable family experience with breath-taking views of Mt. Hood and beautiful grounds for your touring and picnicking pleasure. Kids will love our play area. In addition to the seasonal fruit, our fruit stand offers turnovers, local honey, jams and fresh cider. If you prefer to pick your own, we have the largest U-Pick orchard in the valley!: We ask that you do not eat fruit while picking, as required by law. Kiyokawa Family Orchards Facebook page. 2020 notes (possibly applicable in 2021): Keep together, and all children must stay with their parents. No picnicking or outside food is allowed, do not consume food while picking. Do not plan to meet in groups. In the past we have encouraged just hanging out at the farm, this year, we ask that you come to u-pick only, and leave when you are finished. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome. (UPDATED: August 11, 2020 JBS)
  • Mt. View Orchards Fruit Stand - apples, pears and pumpkins, weddings
    6670 Trout Creek Ridge Road, Parkdale, OR . Phone: 800-529-6554. Email: Open: Daily, September 10-November 10, 9:00-5:00. Click here for a map and directions.
    Mt. View Orchards Fruit Stand Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 541-352-6554. . Family orchard of 28 years. Thirty varieties. U-Pick or we-pick. Cider, prunes, peaches, pumpkins, corn, canned fruit, jams, honey, dried fruit, tuna, apple pie, and fudge. For shipping information, call. Picnic area, bus and RV turnaround, play area where you can pet the animals. Three hikes, antiques, collectibles, and fruitwood. Hayrides Saturday afternoons. Mt. View Orchards Facebook page. Visit here for fall pleasure. Special events every Saturday in October. Don't miss these events, see our website for this year's dates: Our Swiss-German "Edelweiss" Party, Saturday, October. Mexican BBQ, October. Applesauce & Dessert Day, October, Free samples. We are now available to host your wedding day, see here for more information on our wedding venue.

Apple picking tips:

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

Pumpkin recipes

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