U-PICK OPENING HOURS: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

Look at the apple ripening chart:

   APPLE                               DATES             

    Paulared               *End of august to beginning
                                   of September usually  about august 27

    Early Gold              *beginning of September
                                    usually  about September 5

    Ginger Gold           *Mid-September
                                    usually  about September 10
    Jonamac                 *Mid-September to end
                                    of September   usually  about September 25
    Lobo                     *Mid-September to Beginning
                                   of October usually  about September 10
    Macintosh              *Sept 20 to Mid-October
                                    usually  about September 20
    Cortland                 *Mid-September to Mid-October
                                                   usually  about September 25

    Red Court (Cortland family)  *End of September to Mid-October                                           usually  about September 25
    Empire                          *End of September
                                                             (available in limited quantities)

    Spartan                         *End of September     (available in limited quantities)

     Honey Crisp                  *End of October
    (parfois non disponible à la cueillette, mais il y en a toujours de disponible en vente à la boutique)


 

* Dates are approximate and vary considerably with weather and growth speed.
 

THE ORCHARD

Discover the 6 hectares (14.82 acres) of our wonderland orchard and the charming beauty of the surrounding agricultural landscape.  Our apple grove is composed of dwarf and semi-dwarf trees, rendering the self-pick (U-pick) easy and enjoyable

 

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Member of the PPCQR .

We are members of the PPCQR (Pomology Production Club for the Quebec Region), a bipartite program of the MAFFQ (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Quebec), as well as an agricultural producer.

 

With concern for an excellent yield, and for the purpose of producing first-quality fruit, members of the PPCQR strive to use the best cultural methods of production.  These methods are combined with the latest innovations for detecting insects and disease.

A SYSTEM OF DETECTION

The evolution of the insect population is evaluated by using different types of traps.  In addition, meteorological conditions favorable to the formation of fungal diseases are registered at local or regional stations.  This allows for an evaluation of the presence and severity of infections.  Thus, the pomologist, member of the PPCQR, treats the fruit only as needed and does not follow a calendar of traditional prevention - a plus for the environment.

INTEGRATED CONTROL NETWORK

Pesticides are no longer the only tool used to control insects and diseases which deteriorate the quality of the fruit.  It is becoming more frequent to integrate them with other methods of control.  If pesticides remain essential for the efficient control of insects and the diseases of today, they are used for specific treatments, but only after intensive tests have been effected with respect to the security and health of the consumer

MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW; a thorough process

• Prescription and access to measures which contribute to minimizing the risk of infection and treatment requirements;

• Fruit tree grove is certified to be free from viral diseases;

• Contributes to improving the soil;

• Education on implementing the best techniques available - e.g.:  the pruning of apple trees.