Long Island Apple Picking September 2013

Please Note: These are details from September 2013. Please call each to confirm the hours of operation! 

Come and enjoy “apple picking” time in Suffolk County New York. Here is a list of “pick your own” New York apple orchards and farms in Suffolk County brought to you by Real Estate Agents, Lawrence “Larry” And Sheila:

Reminder: Call before going to ensure that the farm of your choice is open, and that there is enough fruit for picking that day…

Lewin Farms
830 Sound Avenue
Calverton, NY 11933
Suffolk County, New York
Phone:
(631) 929-4327
Open: Daily, 9:00am. to 5:00pm
Website:
www.lewinfarms.com

Richters Orchards
1300 Pulaski Road
Northport, NY 11768
Suffolk County, New York
Phone:
(516) 261-1980

Seven Ponds Orchard
65 Seven Ponds Road
Water Mill, NY 11976
Suffolk County, New York
Phone:
(631) 726-8015

Wickham’s Fruit Farm
Rt. 25
Cutchogue, NY 11935
Suffolk County, New York
Phone:
(631) 734-6441
Website: www.wickhamsfruitfarm.com

The Milk Stand
1346 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976
Herbe’s Farm & Orchard
5698 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
Davis Peach Farm
561 Hulse Landing Road
Wading River, NY

Apples are one of the easiest fruits to gather. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your apple picking experience:

Apples on the outside of the tree tend to ripen first. Because there are so many varieties, color isn’t necessarily an indication of ripeness. If you’re not sure, ask.
When going to pick your own apple picking farms, choose firm, bruise-free fruit and place it gently in your basket (just throwing them in will make them bruise and go bad more quickly).
To increase shelf life, keep your apples in a cool, dry place. Don’t wash them until you use them. Then you’re ready for apple pies, apple sauce and cider!

New York Apple Picking facts:
Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.
There really was a Johnny Appleseed, famous for planting apple trees. His real name was John Chapman and he was born in 1774
There are about 8000 varieties of apples around the world. Only about 100 types of apples are grown commercially in the U.S…..

Enjoy!

Call above farms for directions and additional information.

As usual local events are brought to you as a courtesy by Real Estate Agents Lawrence “Larry” and Sheila. Please check with above numbers for all the details. If you have a good news story, you can email us the information and we will try and add it to a future post.

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