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Henderson County, North Carolina - Apples

North Carolina is the 7th largest apple-producing state in the nation and Henderson County is the largest apple-producing county in North Carolina and grows 65 percent of the apples in the state.
Today Henderson County is home to approximately 200 apple growers. According to Henderson County Extension Service statistics, there are about 5000 acres of apple trees planted in Henderson County. The apple harvest season runs from late August to late October. The most widely-grown apples are Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Rome Beauty and Galas. In addition, a number of other varieties are harvested. Fresh apples, pumpkins, cider, produce and many other items may be purchased at one of the many roadside apple markets or produce stands located throughout Henderson County. Some orchards offer tours and allow you to pick your own apples. Enjoy a self-guided driving to tour into the heart of scenic apple country.

Apple Orchards, Pumpkins Patches, & Tours
Download a Henderson County Apple Orchard Guide

Blue Ridge Farm Direct Market Association - buy apples directly from the grower, Hendersonville, NC (828) 697-2775 ext 8
Odell Barnwell & Sons, LLC Farm - roadside stand - offering apples, cider, spiced cider, vinegar, jam, pumpkins, vegetables and peaches; 2900 Chimney Rock Rd., Hendersonville, NC (828) 685-7300
Coston Farm & Apple House - open September to Mid-December
offers we pick or pick your own apples, pumpkins, cider, baked goods, apple gift boxes; 3748 Chimney Rock Hwy, Hendersonville, NC  (828) 685-8352
Creasman Farms - open July-November
pick your own apples, pumpkins, gourds, and beans for picking, & farm animals; 280 Bent Arrow Lane,Hendersonville, NC (828) 685-7728 or 828-699-4821
Grandad's Apples - open August - October
we pick or pick your own apples, peaches, pumpkins, and apple products, baked goods; 2951 Chimney Rock Rd., Hendersonville, NC  (828) 685-1685
Henderson Farms - fruits, vegetables, apples, cider, & field trips / tours; 704 Tracy Grove Rd., Hendersonville, NC (828) 698-7416
Justus Orchard - open August to mid-November
u-pick or we-pick apples, cider, peaches, blackberries, cabbage, pumpkins, local vegetables, and canned goods, groups are welcome. Four-generation apple growers
; 187 Garren Rd., Hendersonville, NC  (828) 685-8033
Lyda Farms - open June - November
apples, pumpkins, fruit, vegetables and farm animals. Tour groups, buses, coaches, school groups, are welcome; 3465 Chimney Rock Rd., Hendersonville, NC  (828) 685-3459
McAbee’s Fruit Stand - apples, produce and cider, 184 E Tracy Grove Rd, Flat Rock, McMurray Rd and I-26 (exit 53),   (828) 693-0193
McConnell Farms - strawberries, asparagus, blackberries, micro-mix greens, vegetables, apples, greenhouse & nursery plants, preserves, fruit butters, ciders, pumpkins, and crafts; field trips and tours available; 177 Old Dana Rd., Hendersonville, NC (828) 692-2819
Mountain Fresh Orchards - open late-August to mid-November
offers apples, cider, produce, and bakery items; 2887 Chimney Rock Rd., Hendersonville, NC (828) 685-7606
Ottanola Farm - apple varieties: Gala, Mutsu, Fugi, Honeycrisp, Empire, Stayman, Grannysmith, Jonagold, Gingergold, Red and Golden Delicious, Romes and many more, 3267 Ridge Road, Hendersonville, NC (828) 685-7508
Owenby's Fruit Stand - open end of August to first or second week in November; 7 days/week 8:00am-6:00pm
cider, specialties (jam), pumpkins, peaches, cabbage, apples, vegetables. 4517 Chimney Rock Rd., Hendersonville, NC (828) 691-4397 or 828-691-4397
Piney Mountain Orchards - roadside stand / apples, peaches, cider, specialty gifts / grafts, pumpkins, & ice cream / dairy products , 3290 Asheville Hwy., Hendersonville, NC (828) 692-4800
Sky Top Orchard - open mid-August to Early-December
we pick or pick your own apples & peaches, pumpkins, gourds, hayrides, barnyard animals, and group tours & school groups; 1193 Pinnacle Mountain Rd., Flat Rock, NC (828) 692-7930

Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard - open mid-August to Early-November
a 70-acre working farm and apple orchard we pick or pick your own apples, pumpkins, wagon rides and group tours; 170 Stepp Orchard Dr., Hendersonville, NC (828) 685-9083

Wilkie's Orchard - U-Pick available Sept.-Oct
apples, jams, jellies, specialty gifts & crafts, 27 Don Wilkie Lane, Edneyville, NC (828) 685-8438