Pine Tree Apple Orchard
A new apple from the University of Minnesota could extend the fall apple picking season. University of Minnesota researchers developed a new type of apple that would ripen in August, one month ahead of most apple varieties.
When baking the best apple pie in the entire state of Minnesota, there must be some kind of secret ingredient. Pine Tree Apple Orchard has been in the Jacobson family since the 1950s, and today it remains a family business — run by six Jacobson siblings. “There’s something about this piece of ground,” said Bill Jacobson.
Come on out and enjoy some fall fun, festivals and a wide variety of apple picking.
Minnesota knows its apples. The U of M developed the Sweet Tango, the Zestar and the state fruit — The Honey Crisp. Orchards are brimming with people, trying to get their hands on those apples this time of year.
There are apple orchards around the Twin Cities that are recovering from a rough start to the season.
The quintessential fall activity for families, friends and tourists is apple picking. Have fun with the family this fall and go apple picking at any of these great orchards.
Scenic Stillwater sits only a short drive west of the Twin Cities, and its proximity to the St. Croix River means this bustling town is equally enjoyable on warm summer nights as it is wrapped up in a picturesque snowfall. Considered the birthplace of Minnesota, as the charter for statehood was signed here in 1858, the town is full of history. Don’t miss out on a day trip to one of the most darling cities Minnesota has to offer.
A warm spring and plenty of rain means a bumper crop of strawberries – and they’ll be ready in a week or two. Nancy Jacobson of Pine Tree Apple Orchard in White Bear Lake describes the upcoming atmosphere in the berry fields.