Located just a few miles off Interstate 10 in Wilcox, Brown’s Orchard has been the home of heirloom apple and pear trees for almost 50 years. Mr. Brown, who built the orchard in 1963, tended the trees for more than 35 years. In 1998, he sold the farm to June Windstein, who looked past the overgrown trees and saw only the potential to restore vitality to this wonderful orchard.
Brown’s Orchard is known as much for its pears as it is for its apples. The farm produces four different kinds of pears, Bartlett, Starking Delicious, which ripen in August, and D’Anjou, and Bosc, which will be ready for picking in September. Apple season at the Orchard also begins in early August with Gala, Early Blaze, and Yellow Transparent varieties ripening on the trees. Come September, the other nine types of apples grown at the Orchard will be available for picking. If you are looking for fresh heirloom fruit that is grown without chemicals, herbicides, or fungicides, head over to Wilcox with your bucket or bag.
A minimum purchase of a 2 gallon bucket of apples or pears is required for a fee of $12.50. June is offering a special two-for-one deal during the 2011 harvest. Buy one 5 gallon bucket of apples or pears for $25.00 and get a second 5 gallon for free. Bring the family out for a fun day of picnicking and fruit picking and give your children or grandchildren their own cherished memory of time spent skipping through the orchard and eating apples right off the tree.