Apple picking is over for 2012.
At Whittier Fruit Farm, you can pick your own sweet cherries, donut peaches, and apples in season. We provide picking containers or you can bring your own. Children are welcome to pick with adults, and we expect you will sample some fruit as you pick. (We don’t expect you toeat more while picking than you buy!)
Our pick-your-own blueberries are out in Niagara County.
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Raspberries Are Gone! We are sorry to say that our raspberry planting was infected with a virus and we had to pull out all the plants. In a few years, we’ll be able to plant raspberries again. In the meantime, enjoy pick-your-own sweet cherries, doughnut peaches, and apples!
Apples Picking Schedule
Each year's unique weather and growing season make it impossible to set specific harvest dates for specific varieties in advance. All dates are approximate. To get specific details on which varieties are being picked on a specific date, check our homepage, like us on Facebook or call us.
Because our orchard has 26 different kinds of apples, you will find more than one apple variety in a section. That makes it very important to pick only in the designated rows. The trees on your right or left may not be the same variety and may not be ready to be picked, even if the apples are red and look like they are ripe.
We will give you specific guidelines on where to pick. On weekends our drivers can assist. During the week we provide orchard maps. Always look for signs to help avoid confusion.
Our sweet cherries ripen at the beginning of July, and we pick for about two weeks - then they're done for the year. Please don't climb for fruit! Cherry trees are weak where the branch joins the trunk and break easily.
Also called "peentos," doughnut peaches have a tiny pit. The peach fruit expands as much as it can around the little stone, producing the distinct flattened shape. We're growing six varieties of peentos, each with a different flavor, ripening over about three weeks during August.