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10 Places to Go Apple Picking in Washington

Awesome apple-picking orchards for Seattle-area kids and families

Lauren Braden

Published on: August 10, 2023

African American family picking apples with mom holding young boy up high to reach an apple

Get started apple picking!

It’s not autumn (or late summer) in the Northwest without a trip to pick your own apples! And are we ever in luck: Washington state produces about 60 percent of the nation’s supply of apples, from super sweet to pucker-worthy tart varieties.

Most of the region’s apples are plucked from orchards in the Wenatchee Valley, about two and a half hours away from Seattle. As the Wenatchee River snakes eastward from Leavenworth, it is flanked on both sides by one pear or apple orchard after another.

Fruit trees in this part of Washington produce billions of apples annually, each one picked by hand. Varieties range from the ubiquitous Red Delicious to sought-after heirlooms like Maiden Blush and Golden Russet to wildly popular varieties such as Honeycrisp.

It’s important to confirm on Facebook or by phone on the day you want to pick that U-pick you plan to head to is open. And be sure to check out our tips for apple-picking with kids to set yourself up for success.

Use the arrows above the image or the link at the bottom of the page to discover great places for apple picking and celebrate the apple bounty in Washington State this fall.

First up: Stutzman Ranch

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