Welcome to Candy Apple Orchard's web site ...
With the warmer spring and start of summer our apple crop is sizing nicely!
Our projection is for a good apple season this fall.
Plans are to open for u-pick the first week-end in October, but perhaps earlier if the
weather stays warm. The Orchard Store will be open with the usual supply of apple butter, pumpkin butter, and
In October, we will have
our picnic tables out and you are welcome to bring lunch or supper to have in the orchard. Our expected hours will
be Sunday - Friday from 8:00 am - dusk...we are always closed on Saturday.
Be sure to dress for the weather forcast and closed shoes are recommended.
Bring a box or basket to carry your apples home.
We always look forward to apple season and are hoping that this year makes up for our short season last year!
We hope to see you in October!
Carol & Burton Briggs
Our orchard has a variety of trees including Red Delicious, Golden
Delicious and Rome Beauties. The Golden Delicious have a very good flavor and make a
great applesauce and dried apples. Red Delicious, one of the most famous American varieties, are wonderful
in Waldorf Salad. The Rome apples are a firm, slightly tart apple that are great for applesauce, caramel apples,
pies, apple dumplings, baked apples, and crisps. All three are a good eating apple depending on your preference.
Our location and mailing address is:
West South Slope Road, Emmett, Idaho 83617
Phone: (208) 365-1413
Our orchard store will again have apple butter, fruit salsa, jams, take and bake apple
pies, and an assortment of apple related items.
is to make your visit to our orchard a family adventure that you will want to repeat every year as some of our guests already
Click here to check out the Capital Press Article on our orchard!
Click here for Gem County Chamber of Commerce web site and Orchard Map
Local Orchards Are Worth Your Support
Emmett's history includes a past where the whole valley was filled with orchards which sorted and send rail car loads
of fruit from the valley every day. Competition form Washington, Oregon, and China have resulted in the loss of many
of the fruit growers in Emmett's Valley of Plenty. The remaining orchards welcome you to visit and purchase directly
from the orchard, orchard fruit stands, or to pick your own. Check the link to the Gem County Chamber of Commerce
for an Emmett Valley Orchard Map.
We had local cherries for the
Emmett Cherry Festival this year and peaches are just getting started! If you have a chance, ask the grocery where
you purchase fruit to buy Idaho fruit (local fruit might still be from Washington)! Thanks.