Support local agriculture and make lifelong memories by picking your own fruit or cutting your own holiday tree at Linvilla Orchards!

What to Know

The most up to the minute picking information is posted on this page including crop selection and predicted schedules, picking conditions, picking tips and guidelines and pricing.

Pick-Your-Own will be back in April! Our first crop of the season will be Asparagus. Strawberries, Peonies, and more to follow!


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We have three varieties of Asparagus on the farm! Mary Washington, Purple Passion, and Millennium!
Mid April Late April


Garlic is a superfood! Garlic contains both C and B vitamins as well as strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Early July Mid August


Figs are a new addition to our orchard and are quickly becoming a favorite here on the farm! Figs are a sweet, candy-like fruit.
Early September Late October

Apples – GoldRush

Bright golden-green with flesh that is fine-textured, crisp and creamy white. This apple is great for snacks, salads and especially baking in pies.
Late October Late November

Apples – Pink Lady

Crunchy textured apple and a tart taste with a sweet finish.  Excellent for eating and baking.
Late October Early November

Apples – Granny Smith

Tart apple which is excellent for baking!
Late October Mid November

Apples – Aztec Fuji

Very sweet, firm, crisp and juicy, the Fuji is an excellent apple for eating, baking, sauce and salads!
Mid September Early October

Apples – Autumn Rose Fuji

Excellent apple for eating - delicious in salads and great for sauce.
Mid September Early November

Apples – Fuji

Mid October Late October

Apples – Stayman Winesap

Sweet/tart.  Great all around apple. Delicious for eating fresh and baking. Great for salads, sauce, baking and pies.
Mid October Mid October

Bicolor Corn

Mid June Mid October


Gorgeous bright and vibrant flowers.
Mid June Mid September

Apples – Golden Delicious

Sweet eating apple, great for salads.
Mid September Mid October

Apples – Cameo

Crisp tart/ sweet apple.  Great for eating, salads, sauces and baking.
Early October Early November

Apples – Macoun

(pronounced Ma-cown) This apple has snow white flesh and is sweet, juicy and aromatic. It is an excellent all around apple - great for eating, sauce, baking and salads!
Mid September Early October

Apples – Honeycrisp

A sweet, firm, crisp and juicy apple, the Honeycrisp is a terrific all-around apple!
Late August Mid September

Apples – Mutsu

Mutsu is an excellent dessert, salad, and cider apple. It has a sweet, light flavor when cooked, and it holds its shape well. Mutsu can grow quite large (a pie may require as few as three apples).
Mid October Late October

Apples – Crimson Crisp

Medium sized bright red colored apple. Very good, rich, sweet, slightly tart flavor.  Crisp! Excellent for eating, and baking.
Mid September Late September

Apples – Empire

The Empire apple is  a cross between McIntosh and Red Delicious varieties. It has a sweet-tart combination with the sweetness of the Red Delicious and tartness of the McIntosh. Excellent for eating and salads. Good for sauces and baking.
Mid September Late October

Apples – Cortland

Sweet apple, with a hint of tartness, juicy with a tender, snow-white flesh. Excellent for eating, salads, sauces, pies and baking!
Early September Late September

Yellow Peaches

We grow 45 varieties of peaches. The varieties are both yellow and white, freestone and cling.
Mid June Early September


Raspberries are nature's candy. They are sweet and delicious!
Notes: Raspberries contain powerful antioxidants that work against free radicals, inhibiting tumor growth and decreasing inflammation in the body. The potassium in raspberries supports heart health and they are extremely high in fiber.
Mid June Late August

Cut Your Own Tree

Take your whole family on a hayride to the Christmas tree fields to select your tree. The majority are 5' to 7' Douglas Fir.  
Notes: We provide a saw for you to cut the tree. Then we haul your tree back, shake the loose needles, wrap it up and even tie it to your car! We can also drill a hole in your tree for "Stand Straight" Christmas Tree Stands.The majority of our trees are 5' to 7' Douglas Fir. We also have some Canaan Fir.
Mid November Late December

Apples – Jonagold

A delicious eating apple, (a cross of Golden Delicious and Jonathan apples) with a unique honey-tart flavor.
Late September Early October

Apples – Red Delicious

Sweet eating apple
Mid September Late October

Apples – Jonamac

A cross between Jonathan and McIntosh apples, Jonamac is closer to a McIntosh in terms of flavor, just a bit sweeter. Many people love the touch-of-honey taste of a Jonamac, a great eating apple!
Late August Mid September

Apples – EverCrisp

A cross between a Honeycrisp and a Fuji, this apple has the best traits of both!  It is sweet, firm and juicy and is an excellent all-around apple!
Early October Early November


Early July Early October


Over 5,000 plants and 8 different varieties of Sunflowers have been planted on the farm creating a magical and breathtaking experience! It's a photo opportunity that you won't want to miss.
Mid July Late September

Apples- Firestorm Honeycrisp 8/28 open until 12pm

Firestorm is a highly colored red strain of Honeycrisp. Firestorm retains all of the characteristics of the standard Honeycrisp with the addition of improved coloration.
Late August Mid September

Asian Pears

Mid August Early September

Crispie Pears

It is a medium-sized, yellow pear and has a firm yet juicy texture with great flavor.
Late August Early September

Apples – Autumn Crisp

Sweet / tart taste. This extra crisp and juicy apple is a favorite salad apple because it is slower to brown after slicing!
Mid September Late September

Concord Grapes

Mid August Mid September


Yellow Nectarines.  Similar to peaches, but without the fuzz coating.  Nectarines tend to be smaller then peaches, but are sweeter.  
Notes: Nectarines are an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber and protein.
Early July Early August

Sweet Peppers

Yellow, Green, and Red
Early July Late October


Black Beauty, Japanese, Sicilian, Italian, White and Purple varieties
Early July Late October

Apples – Premier Honeycrisp

A large apple that's red with a yellow background color. Big, juicy, crisp and sweet.
Notes: We grow over 25 varieties of Apples. Each apple has their own unique taste and use. Different Apples are better for eating, baking, sauce and salad toppers!
Early August Mid August

White Peaches

White peaches are just as sweet as yellow peaches.  Their tartness lessens as they ripen.  
Mid July Late August

Apples – Pristine

A crisp texture and a sweet-tart flavor, Pristine apples make for a tasty and healthy treat. Beyond being a great eating apple, their high sugar content makes them excellent for cooking and baking.
Early September Late September

Apples – Gala

Sweet and crisp, this apple is a favorite for eating fresh or in salads!
Late August Mid September


Strawberries are the first PYO crop Linvilla offers and they're Farmer Norm's favorite crop! There is nothing more delicious than freshly picked Linvilla strawberries. Note: Container size varies on Festival days.
Late May Mid September


Notes: They are loaded with vitamin C, but are low in calories and sodium. They are an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
Early July Late July

Donut Peaches – White

White variety.  They are the size and shape of a donut, especially when the small, round pit comes out, leaving a perfect hole in the center of this fruit. Also known as Saturn peaches which makes sense if you view the pit as the planet and flesh as one big ring around it.
Notes: Donut Peaches are a good source of Potassium and Vitamin A.
Mid July Early August

Donut Peaches – Yellow

Yellow variety.  These peaches are the size and shape of a donut, especially when the small, round pit comes out, leaving a perfect hole in the center of this fruit. Also known as Saturn peaches which makes sense if you view the pit as the planet and flesh as one big ring around it.
Mid July Early August

Apples – McIntosh

Slightly tart apple.  Crisp and very juicy. A solid all-around apple that is delicious eating, bakes well, makes great sauce and is delicious in salads!
Early September Late September

Sour (Pie) Cherries

Linvilla grows both sweet cherries and sour (pie) cherries. Cherry season is in June!
Notes: Cherries are a low-calorie snack with large amounts of vitamins, antioxidants and plant compounds. They reduced the risk of several diseases including cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Early June Late June


Peonies are a beautiful flower typically used in cut flower bouquets. While Peonies are in season and available for Pick-Your-Own we suggest purchasing tickets early in the morning. We anticipate having to close this crop due to heat later in the day. Harvesting tips below are from the Farmer's Almanac.  
Notes: "Cut long stems in the morning when the buds are still fairly tight. You can wrap freshly cut peony stems in damp paper towel and put them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use them. When removing the peonies from the refrigerator give the stems a fresh cut and place them in lukewarm water to wake them up."
Late May Early June

Apples – Smokehouse

Firm and Juicy! A great all-purpose apple!
Mid September Early October

Apples – Sansa

Sansa apples are sweet and juicy with a little tang. Sansa are also good for fresh eating or for making apple sauce.
Early September Mid September

Apples – Summer Rambo

One of the first apples in early America. Attractive, large, brightly striped, red fruit. Breaking, crisp, exceptionally juicy flesh. Excellent fresh or in sauce!
Late August Mid September

Apples – Tydeman’s Red

Tydeman’s Red are medium to large-sized apples with thin, shiny, dark red skin. Inside, they have juicy, firm though not crisp flesh, with a mild flavor.
Mid August Mid September

Apples – Smokehouse

Firm and juicy apple, perfect for fresh eating, cooking and baking. Lively flavor makes for excellent cider.
Mid September Late September

Apples – Ginger Gold

This apple has a fairly mild flavor, and is a bit sharper than Golden Delicious but still sweet for an early variety.  It is equally good for eating fresh or baking.
Early August Mid August

Yellow String Beans

Early June Mid July

Apples – Zestar

Crisp and juicy the Zestar apple has a sweet/tart taste with a hint of brown sugar. Excellent for eating!
Early August Mid August


Just one cup of Blueberries contains 3.6 grams of fiber, 25% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C and antioxidants.
Late June Early August

Niagra Grapes

Niagara, sometimes known as "White Concord" is most recognized as a grape for juice or jelly.
Mid August Early September

Hot Peppers

Jalapeno,  Cherry, Habanero & Long Hots
Early July Late October


Late May Early July

Yellow Squash & Zucchini

Yellow & Green Squash available pre-picked at PYO Shed.
Notes: Summer squash is a rich source of Vitamin A and C, magnesium, fiber, folate, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium and Vitamin B6. In addition, it is high in manganese, a mineral which helps the body process fats, carbohydrates, and glucose. Most importantly, it's yummy!
Mid June Early September

Spring Onions

Late May Mid July


Butter, Red, Green and Romaine
Late May Early July


Cucumbers & Kirby
Early August Early October


Apricots do not contain any saturated fat, sodium or cholesterol.
Notes: Not always available in great numbers due to their sensitivity to frost. First time in 2 years, our crop was not effected and they are delicious!
Mid July Mid August


A cross between a Plum & an Apricot
Early July Early August


Plums are a very nutritious fruit. Both plums and prunes are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.
Early July Mid August

Sugar Plums

Notes: Plums are an excellent source vitamin C. Plums are also a great source of vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, B9 and vitamin E.
Mid July Mid August

Yellow Plums

The Shiro plum is a large, round, yellow plum with an mild, sweet flavor.
Mid July Mid July

White or Red Onions

Early June Mid July

Strawberries – Strawberry Festival

Includes a hayride to the fields.
Late May Mid June

Picking your own fruit is an age-old idea with a fresh new approach

We do the planting and growing. You do the picking. It is as close as you can come to having your own garden without the space, work and expense. Due to our size, we can offer a diverse variety of many fruits and vegetables.

We present the opportunity to learn how different fruit crops are grown, see these fruits ripen and experience the difference in taste and appearance between varieties of each fruit. For instance, we grow 45 varieties of yellow and white peaches, picking for each variety lasts about a week and peach season lasts from July through September. We grow 30 varieties of both eating and cooking apples. Apple picking starts in early August.

“Pick Your Own” is entertaining and fun. It is an outdoor activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The fresh air and sunshine are great for your health, the hayride to the fields and orchards is an adventure, and of course the fruit always tastes better when you’ve just picked it. We also offer helpful suggestions for new ways to prepare and preserve the fruit that you pick.

What better family outing is there than coming to the farm, having a fun-filled experience and ending up with a refrigerator full of great tasting, healthy produce!

2022 Spring and Summer PYO

Crop availability changes throughout the day. This can be due to, weather, the amount of ripe fruit, the number of visitors, how much they pick, or the abundance of a particular crop. The most up to the minute picking information is posted on this page!

Each person over 12 months who would like to enter the Pick-Your-Own field requires a ticket. This ticket gains you entry to the fields as well as a base size container to fill with fruit. Once you get here, if you would like to pick additional fruit or upgrade your container size you can purchase additional containers at the PYO shed. The ability to purchase additional containers is based on crop availability. 

Different crops go in different sized containers- when checking in you will let our Pick-Your-Own staff what crop you are interested in picking and they will get you started!

Please note that as the summer days get hotter, and more people come out to pick fruit the earlier time slots tend to have more favorable picking conditions. We suggest you check our Pick-Your-Own site before you come as we post the most up to date picking information there!

Please note that the Pick-Your-Own check-in locations moves on September 17th! 9/17 and forward please check in at our Fall pick your own shed located on Linvill Road at the edge of the orchard.

2022 Ticket Prices
$9 - Online
$10 - Walk-Up

Tickets are not crop specific and are non-refundable. In the event of rain you will have the option to swap your tickets to a different day. 

Fall PYO

Crop availability changes quickly due to weather, amount of ripe fruit, the number of visitors, how much they pick or the abundance of a particular crop at any given time. The most up to the minute picking information is posted on this page!

We have three ways you can purchase tickets to pick apples. Each person who wants to enter the orchard needs to be accounted for when picking. If you have 4 people you need to make sure you purchase a ticket that admits up to 4 people. You can purchase a container that admits more than the amount of people in your group if you are looking to pick a larger quantity of fruit while you are here!

¼ Peck (Admits 1 Person) $9 online - $10 in person - A ¼ peck is approx. 2.5-3lb of apples. Only one person is admitted into the orchard with this ticket. This is the perfect container if you are looking to spend some time in the orchard but aren’t looking to pick a ton of fruit!

Tickets are not crop specific and are non-refundable. In the event of rain you will have the option to swap your tickets to a different day. 


Excellent Picking Conditions

  • The fruit is abundant and easily found
  • It does not require much time to pick and fill a picking container
  • One does not have to go far or cover much distance or area in the field to fill a picking container
  • There is more excellent quality fruit
  • It is the height of the season or one of the peaks of the season

Good Picking Conditions

  • The fruit is abundant but not as plentiful or as easily found as when conditions are excellent
  • It takes a little longer to pick the same amount of fruit as compared to excellent conditions
  • You may have to cover more area to fill your container as compared to excellent conditions
  • The quality of the fruit is still very good
  • The season may be on the way up or down or we may be in between the peak of a variety of a crop

Fair Picking Conditions

  • There is not a lot of fruit and the crop might be considered “light”
  • It takes longer to pick and fill your container
  • You will have to work harder and cover bigger area to fill your container
  • The quality can be excellent and there will be pockets of great fruit but it will take more effort
  • The picking can be “fair” when the season is just beginning or when it is ending
  • Often the fruit can be sweeter and the best tasting of the season, but not as pretty, this is especially true towards the end of a crop’s season

Picking Tips and Guidelines

  • Dress comfortably and seasonally appropriate. Sneakers are recommended.
  • Be sure to pack a hat and wear sunscreen if you're picking on a hot summer day.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Before you start picking with your children, explain to them how to identify ripe fruit. If you need any help we have knowledgeable staff on hand! You can ask at the PYO Shed or any of the hayride drivers.
  • Only pick ripe fruit that you want to take home with you.
  • Once fruit is picked it cannot continue to grow, ripen or be selected by anyone else.
  • After a rainy night our fields may be wet, but we do plant grass or put straw down between all our rows of fruit. We work hard to keep these grass areas mowed to make your picking experience enjoyable.
  • Follow all signs and instructions by staff.
  • No sampling or eating of fruit is permitted in the fields.

Fishing - Late March Thru October

Fishing at Orchard Lake


For more information visit our Fishing page.

Cut-Your-Own Trees

Make a life long memory of cutting down your own tree! Our Cut-Your-Own program starts with a ride out to one of our Christmas tree fields! The majority are 5' to 7' Douglas Fir. We also have some Canaan Fir. We provide a saw for you to cut the tree. Once you cut your tree, we haul it back, shake the loose needles, wrap it up and tie it to your car! We can also drill a hole in your tree for "Stand Straight" Christmas Tree Stands. Due to the many different locations of the tree field(s) on the farm, no walking to the tree field(s) is permitted.

Hayride to Cut Your Own is $2.00 per person. This fee is nonrefundable and covers your ride to and from the cut your own field. Everyone going out to the field over 11 months requires a ticket. No walking to the field is permitted.
In-Person tickets are limited, all walk-up ticket purchases for a Cut-Your-Own hayride are $3 per person
11 months and under do not require a ticket.

November 19 thru December 23 excluding Thanksgiving Day

Hours for the most up to date hours please visit our calendar
Monday thru Friday: 10am - 4pm last wagon departs at 4pm sharp
Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 4pm last wagon departs at 4pm sharp

Select any cut-your-own tree for $99.99 plus tax.
$99.99 includes shaking, wrapping, and straightening the cut at the bottom of your tree!

No power tools are permitted in to the Cut-Your-Own fields. You must utilize the saws we provide.

Pre-Cut Trees
We have the region's best selection of pre-cut trees! Pre-cut Christmas Trees are available in all shapes, sizes and varieties at our Christmas Shop and Garden Center. You'll also find greens, roping, wreaths, and all of the trimmings.  We strive to carry tree varieties including Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir,  Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Blue Spruce, Victorian Douglas Fir, Victorian Fraser & Nordmann Fir.  From time to time, a variety may be out of stock.  If you are interested in a specific tree variety, please call to check before you come.