3 Acres. 450+ trees. 18 varieties of apples.
Hickory Ridge Orchard is one of the LAST U-Pick apple orchards in Central Missouri. We are located 35 miles from Columbia, MO. and only 40 miles from our state capital of Jefferson City, MO. The Orchard is placed on a beautiful stretch of property just outside of Mexico, MO in Audrain County, which neighbors Callaway, Montgomery, Ralls, Boone and Pike counties. If you are looking for delicious, locally grown apples, whether for snacking or for a tasty recipe, you have come to the right place! We have apples available from late July until early November. Keep scrolling for details about our apple varieties and more!
Are you looking for a fun, hands-on experience on the farm? Then this is the choice for you... bring the whole family and pick your own apples right off the tree! With 18 varieties of apples throughout the year, there is something hanging on each branch for everyone, especially during our peak apple season from early September to late October. Visit the "apple varieties" section below to read about each of our unique apples!
The U-PICK orchard will open to the public starting August 31st, 2018 and will be available 10am-6pm every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday until November 4th, 2018. U-PICK Prices are below:
1/4 peck (approx 2.5-3lbs)- $3
1/2 peck (approx 5-6lbs) - $6
1 peck (approx 10-12lbs) - $12
1/2 Bushel (approx 22-24lbs) - $24
Not interested in picking your own apples? Let us do the work for you! Our general store offers a selection of freshly hand-picked seasonal apples as well as scrumptious baked goodies that are made from them. Pick up a bushel for you, your family, and your friends!
1/4 peck (approx 2.5-3lbs)- $4
1/2 peck (approx 5-6lbs) - $8
1 Peck (approx 10-12lbs) - $15
1/2 Bushel (approx 22-24lbs) - $30
Through the end of August we are offering Pre-Picked apples as supplies last, U-PICK will start on August 31st, 2018. Here are a list of Apples available currently for picking: Jonalicious, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Rome & Enterprise.
Due to the lack of rain this year, we have received some help from our friends over at Orchard Hill Farm. They have helped us bring in these following varieties: Jonathan & Jonamac. These varieties have been washed, graded, bagged, and are being sold at U-PICK prices!
|Apple Varieties||Picking Season|
|Arkansas Black||Late October|
|Goldrush||Mid to Late October|
|Granny Smith||Late October|
|Jonalicious||Mid to Late September|
|Jonathan||Mid to Late September|
|Pink Lady||Late October|
|Red Delicious||Late September|
|Rome||Mid to Late October|
|Ultra Early (Honeycrisp)||Early September|
|Ultra Gold||Mid to Late September|
|Williams Pride||Early August|
|York||Mid to Late October|