AppleHouse

Open to the public beginning in early September from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For a daily update of available apple varieties, call the AppleHouse Hotline at 952-443-1409. Download the estimated harvest apple availability sheet. Please note that apples are a week to ten days late so far for 2013.

Purchase apples from a changing inventory of 50 varieties throughout the season—from long-time favorites to recent University of Minnesota introductions, including Minnesota's new State Fruit, the Honeycrisp!  Select from a variety of specialty food items and merchandise in the AppleHouse Gift Shop. Proceeds benefit the University of Minnesota's apple research program.

The AppleHouse is located 1.5 miles west of the Arboretum entrance in Chanhassen on State Highway 5 and Rolling Acres Road.

 

Apple-Tasting Weekends!

Taste-test U of M research apples and rate you favorites! Evaluate them for flavor, size and texture to help apple scientists discover the next Honeycrisp.

Sample apple varieties and meet with Master Gardeners during the weekends of: Sept. 21 & 22, 28 & 29 and Oct. 5 & 6, 12 & 13 (2013).

Apple tastings run from 1-3 p.m. in the Oswald Visitor Center and are free with gate admission. Select varieties of bagged apples will also be for sale in the Gift Store.