Welcome to Apples and Art Orchards U-Pick Apple Orchard in Julian, California
We only take groups that pick 20 or more bags. We have many many more apples, asian pears, and grapes left to pick! We are now taking reservations for this season through the end of October at 1pm and 3 pm daily. Email us below. We still have all days open for groups for at least one time slot. This is a fantastic apple, Asian pear, and grape year. The trees are all full and the apples are mature. This year we have Red and Golden Delicious, Jonathen, Jonagold, McIntosh, Fuji, Greensleeves, Chehalis, Williams Pride, Liberty, Enterprise, Arkansas Black, Yatsuke and some heirloom apples. Apples ripen at different times, so not all are available during apple season which is from late August to the end of October. We are a U-Pick apple orchard where for only $15 you can pick a "half peck of apples" which is about 5 pounds and spend a fabulous afternoon in our beautiful mountain orchard and charming gold-rush era town - Julian, California. Our apples are pesticide free and all natural - they have never been sprayed. Our soil has not been contaminated with pesticides or weed killers either. The apples are not perfect like store apples - ours are pesticide free and have never been sprayed, so there may be spots or tiny holes. In addition to taking home your apples, you get apple facts, a tour of the orchard, and your own free apple cider making and tasting experience for groups of 20 or more bags picked. A deposit of $75 is required up front to hold the reservation two weeks before the date. If you want to just buy Julian apples, you can buy them at Wynola Flats: 3962 CA-78, Julian, CA 92036, 760-440-5258. You can buy our own small cookbook for only $7 each. Inside are our own recipes including the first place apple days pie recipe from 2015 and second place from 2009.
DO NOT USE GPS (it is usually wrong)Driving directions are:Take highway 8 past Alpine to the highway 79, Julian, Descanso turnoff, turn left, north. Go about 2 or 3 miles and go left at the sign for highway 79 and Cuyamaca. Follow signs through Cuyamaca to Julian and turn left into town. Go north (straight) out of Julian on Farmer Road (Main Street) for just over 2 miles, across Wynola Road (straight at stop sign) to Julian Orchards Drive. Go past Volcan View Orchards, past Menghini Winery to the second to last building on the left - green and white. orTake highway 67 or 78 east to Julian, turn left, north. Go north out of Julian on Farmer Road (Main Street) for just over 2 miles, across Wynola Road to Julian Orchards Drive. Go past Volcan View Orchards, past Menghini Winery to the second to last building on the left - green and white. Apples and Art Orchards is at 1052 Julian Orchards Drive, Julian, CA 92036Gastil Orchards is directly across the street at 1055 Julian Orchards Drive