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Carluke Orchards

Pick Your Own apples on now

 

 

 

The Orchard

The Inksetter Family has been farming in the Hamilton Area for over 200 years, and in 1965, we planted the orchards that started a new family endeavour. Originally a pick-your-own operation, our orchard has grown to include a Bakery and Gourmet Food Market, and still we pride ourselves on having one of the BEST pick-your-own orchards in the area.

Carluke Orchards has remained a family operation and now includes 3 generations, who are here to serve you year-round.

Phone

905-648-2775

Hours

Tuesday - Saturday
8:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday
11:00AM - 5:00PM
Closed All of January

Location

2194 Shaver Road S.
Ancaster, ON,
L9G 3L1

Pick Your Own

Our Pick Your Own Season runs from early September until Late October. We have 13 apple varieties available, as well as pick your own pumpkins. Check below for our predicted picking schedule!

This Schedule is an estimate only. Please call ahead to confirm availability.

McIntosh

Done Picking, In Store Now
A family favourite, McIntosh are our first Pick Your Own variety. They are great for eating, as well as baking and apple sauce.

Empire

Now Picking
Empire apples are sweet and very crunchy. They are great for eating, baking, and apple sauce.

Spartan

Done Picking, In Store Now
Spartan are a deep red cross of McIntosh. They are a great all-around apple for eating, baking, or apple sauce.

 

Cortland

Now Picking
Cortland are a McIntosh cross. They are a little larger, a little sweeter, and a favourite for baking and apple sauce. They make good eating apples, too.

Royal Gala

Now Picking
Royal Gala are sweet, crisp, and brightly coloured. They are excellent eating apples, and can also be used for baking and apple sauce.

Ambrosia

Now Picking
Ambrosia are a crunchy and pink coloured apple with high sweetness. They are fantastic for eating, and good for baking and apple sauce, too.

 

Golden Gala

Now Picking
Golden Gala are crisp and very sweet. They are excellent for eating. They'll add natural sweetness to baking and apple sauce as well.

Jonagold

Estimated start: September 30th, 2017
Jonagold are a Golden Delicious cross, and they are large, sweet, and crisp. They make excellent baking apples (one of our favourites) and are also great for eating and apple sauce.

Red Delicious

Estimated start: October 8th, 2017
Red Delicious are a sweet, deep red coloured apple with a good crunch. They are favoured for eating. We do not recommend using them for baking, as they will not hold their shape.

 

Golden Delicious

Estimated start: October 8th, 2017
Golden Delicious are a medium-sized yellow apple. They are sweet, very crunchy, and great for eating, baking, and apple sauce.

Mutsu

Estimated start: September 30th, 2017
Mutsu (also known as Crispin) are a large green apple with balanced sweetness. They are excellent for eating, baking, and apple sauce.

Idared

Estimated start: October 8th, 2017
Idared are a more tart variety, often enjoyed in baking and apple sauce. They are okay for eating but do not suit all tastes.

 

Northern Spy

Estimated start: October 15th, 2017
Northern Spy are a hard, tart variety, and great for baking. You may have heard the old saying "Spies for Pies!" Great for apple sauce, and okay for eating.

Honeycrisp

Not Available for PYO, In store now
Honeycrisp are a crunchy, sweet and very juicy apple. They are a big favourite for eating, but will also do well for baking and apple sauce.

Paula Red

Not Available for PYO, Sold Out in store
Paula Red are a McIntosh cross with balanced sweetness. They are great for apple sauce, good for eating, and okay for baking.

 
 

Ginger Gold

Not Available for PYO, In store now
Gingergold are a very early apple with a mild flavour, some sweetness, and a nice crispness. They are great for eating, and good for baking and apple sauce.

 

Questions or Comments?

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Phone

905-648-2775

Hours

Tuesday - Saturday
8:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday
11:00AM - 5:00PM|
Closed All of January

Location

2194 Shaver Rd S.
Ancaster, ON,
L9G3L1