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Here at Norton Brothers Fruit Farm we work hard to grow the highest quality fruits for you. We offer several varieties of peaches, apples, pears, blueberries and raspberries for you to pick-your-own. Bags are provided at no cost. Our multitude of varieties are listed below.

Pick-Your-Own Hours of Operation:
      8:30 AM to 5 PM   Monday - Friday  
      9 AM to 4:30 PM   Saturday & Sunday

We hope you will enjoy the fun of picking your own quality fruit. Come, bring your family and friends and enjoy the wonderful scenery that mother nature allows us to share with you.

Important: Please be aware that there may be poison ivy, biting bugs, streams, and mud in the orchard. Visitors are here at their own risk.


If you desire locally grown fresh fruit and time is of the essence, you can still stop by select these varieties from within our farm market.

SCHEDULE
Our estimated pick-your-own schedule for fruits is as follows. If you're not sure, please don't hesitate to contact us.

JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV
RASPBERRIES  
BLUEBERRIES  
APPLES  
PEARS  


APPLE VARIETIES
Apples are available for picking from mid August through early November. The exact timing depends upon crop and weather conditions. In our farm market, we have a wide selection of apples almost year round due to our special storages that keep the apples 'tree fresh' long after they have been picked.

Market Name
Type of Taste
Common Usage
Braeburn
tangy
eating
Cameo
sweet & crisp
eating
Cortland
semi-sweet & mild
eating, cooking & baking
Empire
juicy & crisp
eating
Fuji
sweet & juicy
eating, keeps well
Gala
sweet, firm & crisp
eating
Ginger Gold
early, sweet & crisp
eating
Golden Delicious
semi-sweet, tender & juicy
all purpose
Granny Smith
tart
eating & cooking
Honey Crisp
sub-acid
eating
Jonagold
very crisp & semi-tart
all purpose
Macoun
semi-sweet, crisp & juicy
eating & in salads
Mclntosh
sweet & tangy
eating & great for sauce
Mutsu (Crispin)
sweet & juicy
all purpose, keeps well
Paula Red
early, mildly tangy
eating, cooking & baking
Pink Lady
spice flavored
baking & salads
Red Delicious
sweet & crisp
eating
Rome
tart
baking & cooking
Zestar
crisp & juicy
eating


BLUEBERRY VARIETIES
The blueberry harvest here at Norton Brothers usually begins about July 15th and continues into September, a harvest period of about 6-7 weeks. We grow several varieties of blueberries that ripen through the season. All have excellent eating, cooking, and freezing quality. Blueberries should have a full blue color when picked in order to have full sweet flavor.

Market Name
Type of Taste
Common Usage
Blueberry
sweet & semi-tart
eating & baking


PEAR VARIETIES
Pears start in late August and go till late September. Juicy, sweet Bartletts are great for eating, canning and cooking, while Bosc are crisp and best for eating and cooking.

Market Name
Type of Taste
Common Usage
Bartlett
sweet & juicy
eating, cooking & canning
Bosc
sweet & crisp
eating & cooking, keeps well
Clapp's Favorite
buttery
eating
D'Anjou
mild
eating
Red D'Anjou
mild
eating
Red Bartlett
sweet & juicy
eating & canning


RASPBERRY VARIETIES
Raspberries are right with peaches as far as heavenly fruits. They are tender and fragile, and must be used within a day of picking to avoid spoilage. Raspberries start in early July and continue till late October, with September being the peak. They freeze easy, so many recipes use peaches and raspberries for a great combination!

Market Name
Type of Taste
Common Usage
Black
sweet & juicy
eating & baking
Orange
sweet & juicy
eating & baking
Red
sweet & juicy
eating & baking
Yellow
sweet & juicy
eating & baking


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