The start of apple season varies by location and type of apple, but most trees begin producing fruits in mid-August and early September. The beginning of each season is generally predictable from one year to the next but may be delayed or expedited by unusually cold or warm weather or by excess rain
Apple harvest season is between August and October. Different varieties of apple mature at different times, so the best month to pick them varies. Depending on the variety, apples mature after 100 to 200 days of growth.
Apple Dave's Orchards and Winery, Greig Farm and Barton Orchards are three places to pick apples near New York City, as of 2015. Apple-picking season starts in early September with some farms opening their doors after Labor Day Weekend and closing them again in late October before cold weather sets
Places to go apple picking in Virginia include Silver Creek Orchard and Seamans' Orchard. Both orchards offer apple picking on select dates in the fall, as of 2015.
Some places to go apple picking in Massachusetts include the Autumn Hills Orchards in Groton, Boston Hill Farm in North Andover and Keith's Farm in Acushnet. Other places are the Keown Orchards in Sutton, Hamilton Orchards in New Salem and George Hill Orchards in Lancaster.
There are a number of apple orchards and farms in New York. These include Masker Orchards of Warwick, Stuart Farms of Granite Springs, and Outhouse Orchards of North Salem.
Crabapple trees usually bear fruit during the summer and fall, but they may still bear fruit well into the winter. They blossom during the spring, producing masses of white, pink or red flowers. Because of their attractive blossoms, they are often grown as ornamental landscape plants.
As of October 2015, some popular apple picking places in Illinois include Jonamac Orchard in Malta, All Seasons Orchard in Woodstock and Kuipers Family Farm in Maple Park. Orchard hours coincide with the apple harvest season. Most orchards open in August and stay open through October; however, hours
In warmer climates, such as in Florida or California, strawberries are grown and picked throughout most of the year, from January to November. Peak season in warmer climates and in other areas is generally from late April through June.
Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, Connecticut and The Apple Farm in Fairfield, Maine allow customers to pick their own apples. Individuals may also pick their own apples at Scott Farm Orchard in Dummerston, Vermont, and Poverty Lane Orchards in Lebanon, New Hampshire.