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Apple Picking Win a Party Hudson Valley NY

Available for You to Pick
April 27th - May 12th
Apple Blossom Branches - 1 arms length
*PYO or fresh cut available in our barn market

Apples: Starting Late August

* Pre-picked 1/2 pecks available in the Barn Market starting late August.
This week we will have _______ in Pre-Packed Totes

Pumpkin Picking: Starts late September
*we are planning to plant pumpkins for cut your
Already picked gourds, squash and decorative corn stalks will be available in the Barn Market starting early October. Find out more.

PYO Pollinator Bouquets $10 starting early August

About Apple Picking at the Farm

All Apples must be picked in pre-purchased Hurds Family Farm Bags
Apples are sold by the bag NOT by the pound. Our bags are sold in small, medium and large sizes unlike other farms who sell by the bushel or peck. You buy the bag 1st then fill it in the orchard or, when available, with the fresh picked varieties in the barn. Apple sizes and water content in different varieties will effect how many pounds fit into your bag.
The Small bag holds around 7 lbs ~ 14 average sized apples.
The Medium Bag holds around 11 lbs ~ 22 average sized apples.
The Large Deluxe Bag holds around 23 lbs ~ 46 average sized apples.

Make sure to read the product description when making your online purchase as we sometimes change our bag styles throughout the season.

Hudson Valley Apples

Apple Variety Information

dog friendly


Things You Should Know About the Dates Below

  • These dates are just estimates based off our historical data as to when each variety will be at peak ripeness.  

  • The weather can make apples ripen earlier or later.

  • All apples bloom within a week or so of each other, but the time to reach full maturity can be a couple months different between some varieties.

  • Not every apple on a tree is ready at once. It could take over a month from when the 1st apple is ripe and ready to pick and the last apple is ready on a single tree.

  • When apples become really ripe they will fall off the tree on their own, so that is why you will find no Honey Crisps still on our trees in October.

  • If there is a particular type of apple you would like to pick yourself please use the dates suggested, sign up for our email updates, and call before you come.


Late August

  • Ginger Gold - Sweet, mildly tart. Exceptional for eating, salads, and kids.

  • Tydeman - Extra sweet flavor, hint of spice. Similar to McIntosh, good for pies.

  • Paula Red - Tart, juicy. Excellent for eating and sauce.

  • McIntosh - Sweet, juicy, tart tang. A classic eating apple and excellent for sauce.

  • Jonamac Sweet, tart. Good for fresh eating.


Early September

  • Gala - Sweet, juicy. Great snack for kids.

  • Honeycrisp - Sweet, crisp. Superb for eating, salads, and pies.

  • Cortland - Sweet, hint of tartness. Good for salads, stays white longer.


Late September

  • Jonagold - Honey sweet, hint of tartness, very juicy. Excellent for eating, salads, sauce, & baking.

  • Empire - Tasty, sweet, tart. Superb for eating and baking. Susan’s favorite!

  • Macoun - Extra sweet, mild, tart taste. Great for pies and baked apples.

  • SnapDragon - Crisp, spicy, sweet, juicy. Newest blend of Honeycrisp. Favorite of our 6th generation farmers. Best for eating.


Early October

  • Golden Delicious - Mildly sweet, juicy. Best for eating, salads and sauce.

  • Crimson Crisp - Tart, crisp, slightly spicy. Stores well. Good for eating salads, and sandwiches.

  • Red Delicious - Sweet, juicy, crisp. Excellent for eating, salads, and taking on the go.

  • Rome - Mildly tart. Perfect for sauce and baking.

  • RubyFrost - Crisp, sweet, tart. Like Empire and Granny Smith. Great for salads, pies or paired with red wine.

  • Idared - Sweet, tart, crisp. Great for pies.

Late October

  • Fuji - Sweet, juicy, extremely crisp. Excellent for fresh eating and cheese plates.

  • Lady Apples - Tender, sweet, hint of tart. Best for caramelizing and roasting. Kids love this unique tiny apple.

  • Crispin(Mutsu) - Sweet, very juicy, super crisp. A fine choice for eating and baking.

  • Cameo - Tart, sweet, crispy. Excellent for salads, pies, sauces and baking

  • Granny Smith - Firm, bright, strong tartness. A favorite for fresh eating and baking.

  • Pink Lady - Very firm, tart, effervescent finish. Similar to Honeycrisp. Best for snacking, baking, and juicing.

Answers to the Hurds Apple Trivia Quiz


1. c. San Jose Scale     2. b. apple     3. c. 20-25%     4. d. It depends on the Bees

5. a. 36     6. d. all of the above     7. b. Iron      8. c. 3 pounds     

9. d. More than 5 times faster     10. d. More than 350 years

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