U-Pick

A u-pick cherry orchard, also offering raspberries, peaches, nectarines, and apples…

“There is nothing more fun than picking your own fruit!” -Betsy King

The crops are looking fantastic this year! We are looking forward to a great u-pick season!

At King Orchards, our harvest season begins with cherry u-pick and raspberries at the beginning of July and ends with u-pick apples in the fall. We strive to provide the best orchard u-pick experience possible, offering a wide range of u-pick fruit throughout the summer and fall months. Located in the heart of Michigan’s famed cherry growing region with hills over looking Torch Lake and Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay, there  are spectacular views throughout the orchard. We are just 35 minutes north of Traverse City and 45 minutes south of Petoskey, offering two farm markets for convenient pick your own fruit from practically anywhere in Northern Michigan. Our trees are specifically pruned to meet the needs of our u-pickers with easy to reach fruit for children and adults. When you pick your own fruit, you get to wander through our beautiful orchard that we are so proud of and see exactly where your fruit is coming from. Click here to download a printable King Orchards estimated harvest date schedule to hang on your fridge!

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Estimated Harvest Dates

 



Raspberries ready for u-pick near Traverse City, MichiganRaspberries:

Beginning of July (lasts all summer and through the fall)

 


 

 

 

 

Black sweet cherry u-pick near Traverse City in Northern Michigan at King OrchardsSweet Cherries:

Early July (lasts 3 weeks or so)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montmorency tart cherry u-pick in Northern Michigan near Traverse City ready for picking, cherry juice concentrate, or piesTart Cherries:

Mid July (lasts 3 weeks or so) WE HAVE A PITTER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh apricots on the tree ready for u-pick in Northern Michigan near Traverse CityApricots:

Late July (lasts 2 weeks or so)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh Red Haven free stone peaches picked in half bushel baskets near Traverse City in Northern Michigan at King OrchardsPeaches:

Early August (lasts 2 weeks or so)

 

 

 

 

 

 

fresh nectarines on the tree ready for u-pick in Northern Michigan near Traverse CityNectarines:

Early-mid August (lasts 2 weeks or so)

 

 

 

 

 

u-pick honeycrisp apples from King Orchards from dwarf trees near Traverse City in Northern MichiganApples:

Early September through October

 

 

 

 

U-Pick apples Fall 2013 with Betsy King