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)
Julian Farm & Orchard -- APPLES ARE GONE FOR 2021 as of 9/18/21
4444 Hwy. 78
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.
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.
Apples ripening at Peacefield Orchard. Photo courtesy of Maija Beeton.
Apples and Art Orchards
1052 Julian Orchards Dr.
**UPDATE: No more advance reservations for the Fall 2021 season. U-pick apples will be available to the public on Oct. 9 from 9 am-5 pm. $12 per bag of apples, cash only. Check back on Oct. 4 for any changes or additions. All guests are required to wear masks and have proof of vaccination.
Volcan Valley Apple Farm -- APPLES ARE GONE FOR 2021 as of 9/25/21
4444 Hwy. 78
1284 Julian Orchards Dr.
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 --RESERVATIONS FOR U-PICK SOLD OUT
1711 Hwy 78
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.
Updated: August 2021