Apple Picking in San Diego 2021

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San Diego County apple orchards open for apple picking 2021. Apple-picking season typically starts in September and often ends in mid-October (or when orchards run out of apples). Now is the time to plan your family’s u-pick apple adventure!

Below are orchards in Julian (about 40 miles northeast of San Diego). Check each website or social media page for up-to-date information, including important details about visiting and when apples are no longer available.

Crosscut Farm and Orchard
1209 Farmer Rd. (just below Volcan Mountain)
www.crosscutfarm.wixsite.com/crosscutfarm
605-430-9791
Group reservations only with a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 50 people per group. Tentative u-pick dates are Sept. 11-19. Dates may be adjusted, pending apple ripeness. Check the website above on Sept. 1 for updated picking dates. Call Sue at 605-430-9791 to make a reservation. Price includes parking, cider demonstration and background on local history and farming. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.     

Julian Farm & Orchard
4444 Hwy. 78
www.julianminingcompany.com
951-312-9940
U-pick apples tentatively available in late September. Check Instagram @julianminingco_and_julianfarm and website above for updated info.

Peacefield Orchard -- APPLES ARE GONE FOR 2021 as of 9/23/21
3803 Wynola Rd.
www.3803wynolaroad.com
310-902-6321
Pick apples Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am-2 pm beginning Aug. 28 until apples run out. Visit website for orchard updates, pricing, special offers and events. 

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Apples ripening at Peacefield Orchard. Photo courtesy of Maija Beeton. 


Apples and Art Orchards
1052 Julian Orchards Dr.
www.applesandartorchards.com
760-310-6368
Now taking reservations for Fall 2021. Opening day for u-pick is Fri. Sept. 10. Open daily for groups that pick 20 (or more) bags of apples. Register for the 1 pm or 3:00 pm timeslot at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Apples will not be available for individuals or small families. Masks are required for guests who are not vaccinated. 


Volcan Valley Apple Farm
1284 Julian Orchards Dr.
760-302-4574 
Open Fridays-Mondays beginning Fri. Sept. 10 until apples run out. Keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram @volcanvalleyapplefarm for updates and more information.  

Ranchita del Reo
1711 Hwy 78
760-484-2751
U-pick apples are available every Sat.-Tues. Oct.2-Thanksgiving Weekend. Advance reservations are required. Enjoy a 30-minute private apple picking experience for groups of two or four. Call or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make a reservation. 


Now that you have all those freshly picked apples, find tasty recipes in our Apple Recipe Round-Up! You'll find Apple Cider Donuts, Apple Pie Filling in a Jar, Apple Cider Sangria, Apple Strudel and much more.

Discover u-pick apple orchards (and other fall fun) outside of San Diego County -- Oak Glen is just two hours northeast of San Diego. We recommend visits to Riley's Farm and Los Rios Rancho. Start planning your FAMILY DAY TRIP  today.

 

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Updated: August 2021

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