It’s Apple Picking Time In Suffolk County

This article was written in 2008. So, please call each orchard to confirm they continue to run this event…

Come and enjoy ‘apple picking’ time in Suffolk County New York. Here is a list of ‘pick your own’ New York apple orchards and farms in Suffolk County:

Baiting Hollow Farms
830 Sound Avenue
Calverton, NY 11933
Suffolk County, New York
Phone: (631) 929-6439

Briermere Farms
4414 Sound Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901
Suffolk County, New York
Phone: (631) 722-3931

Lewin Farms
830 Sound Avenue
Calverton, NY 11933
Suffolk County, New York
Phone: (631) 929-4327
Open: ; Daily, 9:00am. to 5:00pm

Richters Orchards
RFD 1 Pulaski Rd Box 1300
Northport, NY 11768
Suffolk County, New York
Phone: (516) 261-1980

Seven Ponds Orchard
65 Seven Ponds Road
Water Mill, NY 11976
Suffolk County, New York
Phone: (631) 726-8015

Wickham’s Fruit Farm
Rt. 25
Cutchogue, NY 11935
Suffolk County, New York
Phone: (631) 734-6441

Apples are one of the easiest fruits to gather – even for little hands. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your apple picking experience:

– Apples on the outside of the tree tend to ripen first. Because there are so many varieties, color isn’t necessarily an indication of ripeness. If you’re not sure, ask.
– When going to pick your own apple picking farms, choose firm, bruise-free fruit and place it gently in your basket (just throwing them in will make them bruise and go bad more quickly).
– To increase shelf life, keep your apple haul in a cool, dry place, like a basement. Don’t wash them until you use them. Then you’re ready for apple pies, sauce and cider!

Some fun Smithtown, New York Apple Picking facts:
-Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.
-There really was a Johnny Appleseed, famous for planting apple trees. His real name was John Chapman and he was born in 1774
-There are about 8000 varieties of apples around the world. Only about 100 types of apples are grown commercially in the U.S…..


Call above farms for directions and additional information.