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Apple And Pumpkin U-Pick Orchards in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire in 2022, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for apples and pumpkins that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have apples and pumpkins orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Hillsborough County

  • Brookdale Fruit Farm Inc. - - strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, raspberries, apples, pumpkins
    38 Broad Street, Hollis, NH 03049. Phone: 603-465-2240. Email: [email protected]. Open: in season . Click here for a map and directions. /2241/2242 Fax: 465-3754 . Strawberries-June; blueberries-July-August; raspberries-July-September; apples-September-October; pumpkins-September-October; cut flowers. Special Events: Domestic animals & birds-pens; seasonal festivals; hayrides-fall season, weekends afternoons; Half Marathon- October; School groups-scheduled only.
  • Currier Orchards - Apples, pumpkins
    9 Peaslee Road, Merrimack, NH 03054. Phone: 603-881-8864. Email: [email protected]. Open: 10am-5pm, weekdays; 9 am to 6pm, weekends with pick your own open until 5; Labor Day-Thanksgiving. Click here for a map and directions. Fax: 881-9905 . Pick your own varieties include Cortland, Macoun, and Honeycrisp. We have carving and sugar pumpkins, pumpkin bread, cider donuts, and lots of other goodies in the store.
  • Lull Farm - strawberries, apples, pumpkins,
    65 Broad Street (Route 130), Hollis, NH 03049. Phone: 603-465-7079. Email: [email protected]. Open: according to their website: Hours: 7:00am - 7:30pm. Click here for a map and directions.
    Lull Farm Facebook page. . According to their website: Pick Your Own Strawberries (mid June- mid July)Pick Your Own Apples (late August -October) Pick Your Own Pumpkins (September-October) Corn Maze (September-October) Annual Pumpkin lighting (Halloween Night & following Night). Come carve with us starting three days before Halloween! in Hollis and Milford carries fresh local produce their own grass fed/free range beef and pork, chicken and eggs, and artisanal cheeses and bakery specialties. PYO seasons include strawberries and apples. Their apple cider is pressed on site in the Hollis location They do NOT have Granny Smith, Gala or Fuji for pyo​. Nor do they have BLUEBERRIES, PEACHES, CHERRIES or RASPBERRIES. Facebook page. (UPDATED: August 9, 2021 JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on September 10, 2008: "it's wonderful!"
  • The Dark Crop Haunted Corn Maze at Lavoie's Farm - apples, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    172 Nartoff Road, Hollis, NH 03049. Phone: 603-882-0072. Email: [email protected]. Open: hours, days and dates. Directions: Please visit our webpage: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    The Dark Crop Haunted Corn Maze at Lavoie's Farm Facebook page. . . 7 Days/week 8:00 am to Sunset. Click here for current open Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. The Dark Crop is open Fridays and Saturday evenings starting October 7th - October 29th; Also open Sunday, October 30th; Hours of operation are 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. We provide the flashlight; all you have to do is make it to the end of the maze.
  • Washburn's Windy Hill Orchard - Apples, pumpkins
    Route 123, Greenville, NH 03048. Phone: 603-878-2101. Open: 10am-6pm, weekdays; 9 am to 6pm, weekends. Click here for a map and directions. Washburn's Windy Hill Orchard Alternate phone: 603-878-2111. Fax: 878-3319. , fall produce, mums, cider, ornamental corn, gourds, maple syrup, honey, caramel apples, apple pies, handcrafted gifts, PYO, farm market . Special Events: Free horse & tractor rides to & from orchard & pumpkin patch on weekends. Horse drawn, wagon & sleigh rides. year round by appointment. Corn maze, farm animals & picnic area. (UPDATED: December 07, 2016, JBS)

Apple picking tips:

Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples out the outside of the tree will ripen first. Once they are picked, they stop ripening. Picking apples directly from a tree is easy. Roll the apple upwards off the branch and give a little twist; don't pull straight away from the tree. If two apples are joined together at the top, both will come away at the same time. Don't shake the trees or branches. If the apple you are trying to pick drops, (or others on the tree) go ahead and pick it up. They're perfectly fine! But do wash them before you eat them! More info: How to tell when apples are ripe

  • Once picked, don't throw the apples into the baskets, place them in gently, or they will bruise and go bad more quickly.
  • Don't wash apples until just before using to prevent spoilage.
  • For an explanation of why apple slices turn brown and how to stop it, see this page!
  • Keep apples cool after picking to increase shelf life. A cool basement is ideal, but the fruit/vegetable drawer of a refrigerator will work, too. A refrigerator is fine for small quantities of apples. Boxed apples need to be kept in a cool, dark spot where they won't freeze. Freezing ruptures all of an apple's cells, turning it into one large bruise overnight. The usual solution is to store apples in a root cellar. But root cellars often have potatoes in them: apples and potatoes should never be stored in the same room because, as they age, potatoes release an otherwise ethylene gas, which makes apples spoil faster. If you can keep the gas away from your apples, they will keep just fine. Just don't store them right next to potatoes.
    Prevent contact between apples stored for the winter by wrapping them individually in sheets of newspaper. The easiest way to do this is to unfold a section of newspaper all the way and tear it into quarters. Then stack the wrapped apples. See more here: How to store apples at home
  • Apples don't improve or "ripen" after being picked - this is an urban myth - see this page for the truth - with references!

Which apple variety is best?

There are tens of thousands of varieties of apples, developed over centuries. They vary in sugar, acoidity, flavors, storing, crispness and many other attributes. See our guides to apple varieties:

Canning apples - fully illustrated, with step-by-step instructions

Recipes, illustrated with step by step instructions

Using fresh apples and miscellaneous

Pumpkin recipes

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

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