The AppleHouse will open Sept. 1 for the 2017 season through early November. To hear a list of currently available apple varieties, call the AppleHouse Hotline at 612-301-3487. See estimated harvest times (dates vary from year to year). Download the estimated harvest apple availability sheet. Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily
Select from unique and award-winning University of Minnesota apple introductions--from Beacon to SweeTango to Zestar--more than 50 varieties spanning early-to-mid-to-late-season favorites. Included is the popular Honeycrisp, the Official State Fruit of Minnesota; and First Kiss, the newest apple (extremely limited quantities this season).
Also, choose from test apples that are numbered and not yet named. These fruits are still in the research and development phase. (Note: Apple Tastings at the Arboretum Visitor Center in late Sept. and early Oct. ask visitors to rate test apples for taste, texture and color.)
The AppleHouse Gift Store also offers a variety of specialty food items and merchandise. Proceeds benefit the University of Minnesota's apple research program.
The AppleHouse is located just 1.5 miles west of the Arboretum entrance on State Highway 5 and Rolling Acres Road. Use this interactive map to plan your route to the Arboretum's AppleHouse.