Can you hear the sweet sound of snapping a ripe apple off the branch of an apple tree and sinking your teeth into its crisp, juicy flesh?
In the fall, many Southern Californians head out of the the city to the cooler climates of Oak Glen, Antelope Valley or Julian for a day of apple picking, cider pressing, and yes, pie eating.
If you’re lucky enough, you might even get to take a classic hayride, play in the corn field or visit a local pumpkin patch or see some beautiful fall leaves. There’s a lot to do for all ages at an apple farm!
Where can you go apple picking in Julian?
Apple-picking season generally runs from Labor Day through Thanksgiving, though some apple varieties are in-season even later. It’s best to check each apple orchard’s website, or give them a call for specific dates and restrictions.
If you happen to be fond of a particular apple variety, availability will depend on the farm and the time of year, so it’s worth doing your research ahead of time.
Whether you’re looking for a fun time with your family, an educational field trip, or the best apples to make a delicious pie, you need to make time for a little apple picking in Julian this fall!
So, here’s is a list of the best apple farms in Julian to get you started.
Apple Starr Orchards
Since 1996, Apple Star Orchards has offered a wide variety of u-pick and prepackaged organic apples including Granny Smith, Jonagold, Roma, Arkansas Black and many others. They also sell season fall pears like Bose and Red Bartlett.
Address: 1020 Julian Orchard Drive, Julian
Apple and Art Orchards
Apple and Art Orchards has u-pick Red & Golden Delicious, McIntosh, Jonathon, Arkansas Black, Lady Apples, Heirloom and a few other varieties apples. Their apples are pesticide free and non-gmo.
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.
Address: 1052 Julian Orchards Drive, Julian