Welcome to Apples and Art Orchards
ATTENTION: We are not taking any more reservations for this season. Hopefully, next year will be a lot better. Due to having three late frosts this year, there are not a lot of apples. Then we had 100 mile and hour plus wind gusts which felled 3 trees and blew a lot of apples off. Apples and Art Orchards is for groups that pick 20 or more bags only. 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