U-Pick Availability

The dates below are approximate - please call us for availability or check our Facebook page for the latest updates!

U-Pick Strawberries

U-Pick Strawberries

U-Pick Strawberries

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Our u-pick strawberries are usually available around June 5th. 

U-Pick Cherries

U-Pick Strawberries

U-Pick Strawberries

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Our u-pick cherries  usually ripen around mid-June. We grow both sweet cherries and tart cherries.

U-Pick Peaches

U-Pick Peaches

U-Pick Peaches

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Call us for details about u-pick peaches!

U-Pick Apples

U-Pick Peaches

U-Pick Peaches

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Our u-pick apples usually begin in mid/late September. See below for a guide on what types of apples we have and what time of year they normally ripen.

APPLE GUIDE

Note: Due to weather conditions, ripening dates of apples can vary from year to year.

PAULA RED

Early tart - It has a firm white flesh. Becomes very soft when cooked. Great for

sauce and eating. suitable for both eating fresh and cooking, although they become

extremely soft when cooked, which suits them to some dishes (applesauce) and not

others (pies).
Average ripening date: August 14th

ZESTAR

Tastes sweet and tangy, with accents of brown sugar, and is known for its unique

flavor. The apple is best used for fresh eating, and for use in a variety of baked goods,

sauces, desserts, and salads. The fruit can be well paired with foods such as walnuts,

cinnamon, cheddar cheeses, and brown sugar.

Average ripening date: August 14th

MCINTOSH

Mildly tart, juicy, has a tender flesh that easily breaks down when cooked, making it a

great choice for sauce. Good to eat fresh as well. 

Average ripening date: September 1st

GALA

Closely related to the Golden Delicious apple. This apple has a firm as well as crisp

texture. Gala apples offer a mildly sweet flavor and a flower-like aroma. Firm, sweet,

juicy – great to eat!

Average ripening date: September 1st

HONEYCRISP

Their creamy white flesh is exceptionally crisp and aromatic. A balanced content of

sugar and acid gives Honeycrisp apples a pleasant sweet-tart flavor. Very juicy, good to

eat.

Average ripening date: September 10th

OZARK GOLD

The flesh is crisp, juicy, and firm. An “early” golden delicious. Ozark Gold has a light

flavor, sweet but not cloying, with a very slight tart accent. Good to eat or cook with. 

Average ripening date: September 10th

SWEE TANGO

Juicy and sweet with hints of fall spices. This apple's flavor, balanced by vibrant acidity,

dances to a long and satisfying finish on the palate. It also inherited the crisp texture of

'Honeycrisp' and juiciness of 'Zestar’! Excellent eating apple

Average ripening date: September 10th

JONATHON

Has a crisp bite and lots of juice. Its flavor is quite tart, with a rich, slightly spicy

apple flavor. They hold their shape well when baked. They are also good in salads,

applesauce and good to eat fresh.

Average ripening date: September 10th

GOLDEN SUPREME

Mellow and very sweet, with spicy notes and almost no tartness/acid. This apple is

a good selection for eating, drying, baking, and for making cider. If you prefer a softer,

sweeter pie, this apple is for you!!

Average ripening date: September 10th

CORTLAND

Their crisp, finely grained white flesh is exceptionally juicy with a sharp, sweet-tart

flavor. The Cortland is a relatively soft apple, although not quite as soft as the McIntosh.

And unlike the McIntosh, the Cortland functions as an all-purpose apple, which means

you can bake it, cook it, or eat it raw.

Average ripening date: September 10th

EMPIRE

Juicy, firm, crunchy and sweet. They ripen during September and October and will

keep until January. The original seed was a cross between the varieties McIntosh and

Red Delicious. Excellent for eating and salads, and good for sauce, baking, pies and

freezing.

Average ripening date: September 15th

FORTUNE

Produced biennially on each tree. unique flavor that mirrors both parent varieties,

Empire and Spy. The Fortune apple is both sweet and tart, and its flavor has spicy

undertones. Great for snacks and salads.

Average ripening date: September 15th

Ida Red

A Michigan classic. Ida Red also has a tangy flavor like Jonathan. They are both sweet and tart, juicy yet crisp and firm. Ida Red apples make beautiful applesauce. Ida Reds keep their shape during baking and are also excellent in salads and for freezing. Firm tart juicy excellent for baking a good keeper.

Average ripening date: October 1st

Golden Delicious

Very sweet to the taste. It is a favorite for salads, apple sauce, and apple butter. The sweet tartness of the Golden Delicious means this apple is a good fresh eating variety. Fresh, raw apple slices may be added to green salads, fruit salads, or grain salads. ... The Golden Delicious pairs well with savory items, such as onions, cabbages, pork, cheeses and strong herbs.

Average ripening date: October 1st

Jonagold

The Jonagold apple has a balanced blend of both its parents' flavors offering the sweet-tart taste found in the Jonathan and the aromatic honey like scent of the Golden Delicious. Is excellent both for eating fresh and for cooking.

Average ripening date: October 1st

Mutsu

Its firm white flesh is crisp and juicy with a sweet-tart flavor that has subtle hints of spice. An excellent keeper, it makes outstanding sauce and cider. Mutsu has a sweet, light flavor when cooked, and holds its shape well. An excellent dessert apple, it is also especially good in salads. Average ripening date: October 1st

Northern Spy

It imparts a bit of a tartness in its bite, but more of a cider-quality flavor with hints of pear and sweetness. The Northern Spy is as versatile as apples come. They can be served raw, baked, roasted, sautéed or slow cooked to a puree. Perfect for use in classic apple preparations such as pies, tarts and cobblers. Grandma Husted’s favorite – “Spy’s for Pies”!!
Average ripening date: October 1st

Red Delicious

Has a sweet but very mild flavor, somewhat reminiscent of slightly over-ripe melon. The flesh is juicy and has a light crispness. The skin can be quite tough. Best used in fresh preparations, as their flesh does not hold up well when cooked. Add to green, fruit and chopped salads.
Average ripening date: October 1st

Melrose

Its firm, coarse, juicy, creamy-white flesh has a slightly acidic flavor and is very good for both cooking and in desserts. Holding up their shape well when cooked they are perfect for use in pies, and cobblers. Keeps well.
Average ripening date: October 1st

Rome

Crunchy and offer a mild, sweet, and tangy flavor with a slightly floral aroma. Almost unfailingly crisp; it's rarely mealy. The Rome apple is crunchy enough for satisfying eating and not too sweet.
Average ripening date: October 1st

Fuji

Interior creamy white flesh is dense, juicy, and crisp. Low in acid, the flavor is mild yet very sweet with hints of both honey and citrus. Firm, crisp, and juicy, Fuji apples are among the most popular apples for eating fresh, but they're also great for baking, as they hold their shape when they cook. Keeps well.
Average ripening date: November 1st

Pink Lady

Have a crunchy texture and a tart taste with a sweet finish. The white flesh is juicy and crisp. The variety holds its shape when baked and adds a great tartness to any apple pie. It's a bit more tart than sweet and very refreshing. Keeps well.
Average ripening date: November 1st

Braeburn

Very crisp and juicy. A firm apple, the Braeburn offers spicy-sweet flavor. It stores well and is great for baking because it keeps its shape throughout cooking. Good to eat also!  Keeps well.
Average ripening date: November 1st

Granny Smith

Hard, crisp, and tart, acidic, yet subtly sweet flavor. They hold their shape well during cooking and their tart flavor balances the sweetness in dessert recipes. Cobblers, pies, cakes, muffins, and tarts are all the better for a Granny Smith in the mix. You can use them all on their own or in combination with other apples for a more rounded apple flavor. Keeps well.
Average ripening date: November 1st

U-PICK APPLES START IN LATE SEPTEMBER!

Husted's Farm Market grows and has available for u-pick -  strawberries, sweet cherries, tart cherries, peaches and apples. All dependent on seasonal weather conditions  

COME SEE US IN SEPTEMBER FOR UPICK APPLES!!  Cash or check. No cards. 

  

U-PICK STRAWBERRIES JUNE 5TH

 U-PICK CHERRIES MID-JUNE

U-PICK PEACHES - CALL AHEAD

U-PICK APPLES MID-SEPTEMBER

U-PICK HONEYCRISP MID- SEPTEMBER



Husted's Farm Market has Sweet cherries for u-pick usually around 20th of June call ahead for details and availability

Honeycrisp are usually available about  September 10th PHONE 269-372-1237