Pick-Your-Own Orchards in the Kansas City Area
For an opportunity to pick some fresh local apples, consider heading to one of our area apple orchards. Depending on the variety of apple, they could be ready for picking from late August through the first part of November.
To help you decide when to pick your apples, look at the skin color in areas of the stem and at the bottom of the apple. It will turn from an immature green to a light-yellow color. You can also taste a few to see if they have a sweet flavor. If they are not ready to harvest, they will taste starchy or immature.
And finally, as apples mature and starches change to sugars, the flesh changes from very light green to white. When you cut a thin slice and hold it up to the light you can see the difference.
Some options for local apple orchards include:
Cider Hill Family Orchard
3341 N 139th St, Kansas City, KS. Phone: 913-721-2507.
Pome On The Range Orchards and Winery
2050 Idaho Road, Williamsburg, KS 66095.
Phone: (785)746-5492. Alternate Phone: (785)242-5511.
Rees Fruit Farm
2476 K-4 Hwy.
Topeka, KS 66617
(785) 246-1817 (fax)