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2021 Top Picks for Apple Picking in the Chattanooga and North Georgia Areas

Best Orchards For Apple Picking Near Chattanooga

Fall in the Tennessee Valley means harvest and part of that harvest is apples. Tennessee is home to many varietals of apples. You can head each Sunday to the Chattanooga Market to get your apple fix, but if you want to go in person and enjoy the weather and all of the other fun things that the area has to offer, including apple cider we have some great suggestions for you. Click the name of orchard for more info.

1. Red Apple Barn

(706) 635-5898
Ellijay, GA

This year, masks are required indoors and on wagon rides. Masks are not required for other outdoor activities where you can maintain the recommended amount of personal space.  While visiting the Red Apple Barn, guests can enjoy a variety of yard games, kids’ playground, hayrides, and more! There is also an adorable farm store with apple cider, apple bread, apple fritters, and all the other apple delights you can dream of!

Apple Varieties

  • October: Pritchett Golden, Stayman Winesap, Granny Smith, Arkansas Black, Yates, Fuji, Pink Lady

2. Wheeler’s Orchard

(423) 949-4255
Dunlap, TN

This farm is open for pick-your-own in 2020.  Due to current events, the farm is requiring advance registration for all pickers. They are also requiring that masks be worn if you are within 6 feet of an employee or another customer. Wheeler’s Orchard is known far and wide for their delicious fresh-pressed apple cider, which is made from their very own apples. They also offer apple and grape picking throughout the growing season.

In their farm store, you’ll find a variety of delicious farm-fresh apple products, baked goods, canned goods, and of course, pre-picked apples.

Apple Varieties

  • September: Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Empire, Mutzu, Blushing Golden, Truly Winesap, Tennessee Red, Liberty, Courtland, and red Rome Beauty
  • October: Fuji, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Arkansas Black, Hardy Cumberland

Fall Grape Varieties:

Niagara, Boco Noir, Concord, Delaware, Marquis, Glenora, Steuben, Vanessa, Venus, Moore’s Diamond, Mare’s Seedless, Buffalo, Van Buren, Fredonia, Reliance, Sheridan, Brighton, Alden, Ontario, Seibel

Whether you are picking apples to put them up for the winter for just for fun, we hope you have a great fall season. Happy Fall, Y’all.

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