Sweet Cherry Picking
SWEET CHERRY PICKING BEGINS FRIDAY JUNE 3rd, 2016
For the 2016 cherry season at the orchard, there is good news and bad news. The good news is there are sweet cherries and sour cherries available. The bad news is that due to a freeze on April 10th we only have about two-thirds of a normal crop of sweet cherries available. The sour cherry trees were not affected by the freeze and are more full than they’ve been in years!. With the lower supply of sweet cherries this year in mind, it’s all the more important to call ahead before coming. By doing so, you get up to the minute information about the availability of sweet cherries on any given day.
In addition to retail sales at our packhouse, Levering Orchard offers the pick-your-own experience.
Listed below are the dates we anticipate as “start dates” for picking and selling our different fruits. With the exception of June 3rd, these are ESTIMATED start dates — it’s very hard to be sure a long ways ahead of time, because of weather and other factors. Sometimes we have to begin a little sooner than we estimated, at other times, a little later, to let the fruit ripen. Mother Nature can be fickle. So phoning or e-mailing ahead before you come is STRONGLY ADVISED!
UPCOMING FRUITS (estimated start dates):
SWEET CHERRY PICKING BEGINS JUNE 3RD AT LEVERING ORCHARD*
* Call us after May 25 (276-755-3593) for information about availability of cherries on a given day, and to make sure we’re open.
Early sweet cherries available Friday, June 3rd
Mid-Late Season Sweet Cherries from June 11 till Late June (estimated)
Many summer apple varieties available from July 23rd – August 28th.
We have a bumper crop of apples this year, we’ll open for fall apples on Saturday, September 3rd and the season should last into November.
Fruit Hotline & Packhouse (business hours): 276-755-3593
CHERRY SEASON 2016
Open Monday thru Saturday, 8:30 a.m. till 5:30 p.m. Pick-your-own orchard closes promptly at 5:30.
Open Sundays 10 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.
Pick-Your-Own available anytime we are open
SUMMER APPLE SEASON 2016
Open Saturday, 9 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Open Sunday, 1 p.m. till 5 p.m.
CLOSED Monday through Friday, every week
FALL APPLE SEASON
Open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 till 4:30
OPEN on SUNDAY during OCTOBER
PICK-YOUR-OWN APPLES, SATURDAYS IN THE FALL