Picking Schedule

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A Family Friendly Activity - Picking Fruit

Historically, the Western Slope of Colorado has been a destination for people across the state to visit and pick delicious produce.  Our orchard is open for picking the following types of fruits and vegetables.  They are roughly arranged for their season.  The months are also approximate and may change according to the weather, but we’ll keep you updated.

asparagus100Asparagus Picking from March – April

Asparagus is low in calories, contains no cholesterol and is healthy as it is very low in sodium. It is a good source of folic acid, potassium, dietary fiber, and rutin. The amino acid asparagine gets its name from asparagus, the asparagus plant being rich in this compound. –Wikipedia

cherries100Cherry Picking around June

Cherries contain anthocyanins, the red pigment in berries. Cherry anthocyanins have been shown to reduce pain and inflammation. Anthocyanins are also potent antioxidants under active research for a variety of potential health benefits. –Wikipedia

peaches_100Peach and Pear Picking – usually August through September

The Persians brought the peach from China and passed it on to the Romans. The peach was brought to America by Spanish explorers in the sixteenth century and eventually made it to England and France in the seventeenth century, where it was a prized albeit rare treat. Its English name derives originally from the Latin prunus persica, then persica, then pessica, then pesca, then the French pêche, then peach in middle English. –Wikipedia

apple100Apple Picking – usually September through October

The proverb “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” addressing the health effects of the fruit, dates from 19th century Wales. Research suggests that apples may reduce the risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer. Compared to many other fruits and vegetables, apples contain relatively low amounts of Vitamin C, but are rich source of other antioxidant compounds. – Wikipedia