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Welcome to Candy Apple Orchard's web site ... 
With the warmer spring and summer our apple crop is sizing nicely and the apples are ripening!
Plans are to open for u-pick on Sunday, September 25; a week earlier than usual due to the warm weather.  The u-pick price for apples is 85¢ per pound for all varieties.
Our hours will be Sunday - Friday from 8:00 am - dusk...we are always closed on Saturday.
We are able to accomodate some field trips to the orchard and have had preschool, kindergarden, home school, and senior center groups. 
The  Orchard Store will be open with the usual supply of apple butter, pumpkin butter, and fruit salsa. 
We will have our picnic tables out and you are welcome to bring lunch or supper to have in the orchard.
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 this harvest season!
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:
1871 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.
Our goal 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 do!
*Updated: 08/28/16

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. 

Questions or comments? Get in touch with us by phone or the email link below.


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