Welcome to Levering Orchard, celebrating its 100th year in 2008. In 1908, Ralph and Clara Levering, Quaker strawberry and sweet potato farmers in Tennessee, moved to the present site in Orchard Gap and started what was then an apple orchard. In 1939, their son, Sam Levering, moved to the orchard with his wife, Miriam, and family, and continued the orchard business.
Sam and Miriam entered semi-retirement in 1986. From that year until the present, Frank Levering — the third generation — and his partner in orcharding, writing, and public television production, Wanda Urbanska, have continued the tradition.
Once a renowned apple orchard, today Levering Orchard features 32 acres of cherries with an extraordinary 44 varieties to choose from — making it the largest cherry orchard in the South with the widest variety of offerings — along with apples, peaches, and nectarines.
SWEET CHERRY PICKING begins Thursday, June 1st, 2017
For the past few years freezes have shortened our crop, however this year the crop is MUCH better! As always we encourage you to call ahead as conditions change day-to-day on the orchard!
Call ahead for availability — 276-755-3593.
SOUR CHERRY PICKING (estimated) begins Wednesday, June 14, 2017.
FREESTONE PEACHES available starting Saturday, July 29th, 2017
SUMMER APPLE SEASON begins Saturday, July 29th and lasts til September 3rd, 2017
FALL APPLES (estimated) begins Friday, September 15th and lasts til Thanksgiving
Get Directions to the Orchard
We have a map and step-by-step directions to the Orchard. We encourage you to use our directions as Google Maps and Map Quest directions may not be ideal.
Orchard Hours & Fruit Availability. Orchard Theatre!
For more information on available fruits and orchard hours throughout the season: