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Apple Picking at it's Best!

The star attraction at the 78 acre Harbes Orchard is the breathtakingly beautiful apple orchard, ideal for family-friendly picking. Featuring 27 different varieties, the orchard uses an innovative trellis system to grow apples that are within reach of even the smallest of hands. We also offer an assortment of fun activities and delicious fall treats.

family of three trying their freshly picked apples in the orchard

PLAN YOUR VISIT

  • Reopens September 2022
  • Admission is required to enter the farm.
  • We do not accept reservations.
  • Individuals who are vaccinated are not required to wear a face mask. Those who are unvaccinated must wear a face mask per NYS guidelines.
  • Social distancing is strongly recommended when possible.
  • Kids 2 and under are free but do not receive an apple bag.
  • Harbes Orchard 3 lb. Apple Bag holds 6-10 apples. All apples must fit in the bag provided. Any additional apples that you pick you will be charged for. Bags and carriages are subject to search.
  • Children under 12 require adult supervision in the maze.
  • Pony Rides (if available) are charged separately.
  • Attractions and Farm are open weather permitting. Always check our website or social media for updates.
  • No outside food or drinks are permitted on the farm.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • Last admission to the Farm: 4:40 pm
  • Last Corn Maze admission: 4:20 pm
  • No pets allowed.
father helping daughter pick apples with fruit picker pole
boy picking apples in the orchard

Apple Varieties and Ripening Times

Learn more about the taste and uses for each of our apples below

ultima gala apple

Ultima Gala

Early September

‣ Mild sweet flavor
‣ Great for snacking and baking

zestar apple

Zestar

Early September

‣ Sweet flavor and crisp texture
‣ Great for eating fresh

sansa apple

Sansa

Early September

‣ Firm, juicy and sweet with a hint of tartness
‣ Similar to a Gala in flavor
‣ Great for snacking and salads

blondee apple

Blondee

Early September

‣ Sweet and crunchy
‣ Great for snacking and salads

gale gala apple

Gale Gala

Early September

‣ Firm, juicy and sweet
‣ Great for cooking, baking and salads

ruby mac apple

RubyMac

Early September

‣ Crisp with some tartness
‣ Great for eating fresh, baking, and sauces

Honeycrisp apple

Honeycrisp

Mid September

‣ Complex sweet/tart flavor, very crisp
‣ Yellowish-red
‣ Great for baking and salads

Daybreak Fuji apple

Daybreak Fuji

Mid September

‣ Super sweet, wildly juicy, extremely crispy
‣ Great for snacking and salads

Crimson Crisp apple

Crimson Crisp

Mid September

‣ Crisp, rich flavor that is sweet, sharp and spicy
‣ Great for eating fresh

Golden Delicious apple

Golden Delicious

Late September

‣ Mild and crisp with a sweet flavor
‣ Great for snacking, salads, and baking

Crown Empire apple

Crown Empire

Late September

‣ Crisp and juicy
‣ Slightly tart
‣ Great for baking and cooking

Snapdragon apple

Snapdragon

Late September

‣ Sweet, juicy, and crisp
‣ Developed by Cornell University exclusively for NY growers
‣ Great for snacking and salads

Jonagold de Coster apple

Jonagold de Coster

Early October

‣ Crisp, juicy and sweet with some tartness
‣ Very aromatic
‣ Great for baking and salads

Shizuka apple

Shizuka

Early October

‣ Sweet and crisp
‣ Excellent flavor, sweeter with less acid than Mutsu
‣ Great for baking and eating fresh

Autumn Gala apple

Autumn Gala

Early October

‣ Firm, juicy and sweet with a hint of tartness
‣ Great for snacking and backing

Cameo apple

Cameo

Early October

‣ Sweet and crisp
‣ Red-striped with creamy orange color
‣ Great for snacking and salads

Keepsake apple

Keepsake

Early October

‣ Very firm and crisp
‣ Great for eating fresh

Red Jonaprince apple

Red Jonaprince

Early October

‣ New version of Jonagold
‣ Excellent flavor
‣ Crisp and juicy
‣ Great for baking and salads

Crimson Topaz apple

Crimson Topaz

Early October

‣ Crisp and juicy with tart flavor
‣ Great for eating fresh

Suncrisp apple

Suncrisp

Mid October

‣ Crisp and juicy with tart flavor
‣ Juicy and crisp flesh
‣ Great for snacking and baking

Albemarle Pippin apple

Albemarle Pippin

Mid October

‣ Firm and juicy
‣ Crisp texture
‣ Great for baking and snacking

Red Cameo apple

Red Cameo

Mid October

‣ Crisp and juicy
‣ Sweet-tart flavor
‣ Great for snacking and salads

Ruby Frost apple

Ruby Frost

Mid October

‣ Juicy, crisp and sweet flavors
‣ A New York-only apple variety
‣ Great for eating fresh, baking, cooking, and sauces

Enterprise apple

Enterprise

Late October

‣ Juicy and sweet with spicy aroma and mild tartness
‣ Great for eating fresh and baking

Gold Rush apple

Gold Rush

Late October

‣ Juicy and tart
‣ Great for juicing and baking

Aztec Rose Fuji apple

Aztec Rose Fuji

Late October

‣ Super sweet, wildly juicy, and extremely crisp
‣ Great for snacking and baking

Maslin Pink Lady apple

Maslin Pink Lady

Late October

‣ Crisp, juicy and tangy
‣ Great for baking and snacking

Additional Fall Attractions

Harbes Orchard offers more than just apple picking! Come experience these other fun fall activities.
Robin Hood standing atop the bridge of our Robin Hood Themed Corn Maze in Riverhead

Robin Hood Corn Maze

Enjoy our ALL NEW Robin Hood Trivia Challenge Maze! We’ve created this new maze experience to be safe and touchless with larger pathways to help aid in social distancing. Requires purchasing an apple picking package to enter the farm.

Couple with wagon, picking pumpkins in the Riverhead pumpkin patch

Orchard Pumpkin Patch

Our Orchard Pumpkin Patch features 9-acres of on-the-vine “u-pick” pumpkins. We have many different varieties of pumpkins and gourds available. Requires purchasing an apple picking package to pick pumpkins.

What they’re saying

“My husband and I had an absolute blast at this orchard. The apples were delicious, the apple crisp was to die for, and the music was great. We’ll be back next year!” – Erin B.

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