The art of biting in the right apple

You're looking for an orchard in the heart of the Lower Laurentians's colors and sights, to pick out apples with a group, your family or your friends ? You wish to find a wide variety of apples, such as the rare and very popular HoneyCrisp?

A More and More Eco-Responsible Orchard

Since many years, Verger Lacroix et Cidrerie collaborates with groups specialized in pomiculture research and development, such as Agro-Pomme and the Agroenvironment Development Research Institute (IRDA) to reduce pesticide use. Those green alternatives and innovative culture practices enable us to create a more and more eco-responsible orchard.

Verger Lacroix et Cidrerie also is the first orchard to dispense biodegradable picking bags to its guests. A small gesture to preserve the natural wealth of our great planet.

Tell me what taste you like and I will tell you which apple to pick !

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Melba

Color

Red and pale yellow

Savor

Sweet and acidulous

Picking Period

Mid-August

Conservation

2 to 3 weeks

Melba

For sauces and juices

JerseyMac

Color

Dark Red

Savor

Sweet and lightly acidulous

Picking Period

Mid-August

Conservation

6 weekds

JerseyMac

For cooking

PaulRed

Color

Red

Savor

Sweet and juicy

Picking Period

Beginning of September

Conservation

2 months

Paulared

Good to bite or cook desserts

Lobo

Color

Pinkish red

Savor

Sweet

Picking Period

Beginning of September

Conservation

2 to 3 months

Lobo

For cooking

HoneyCrisp

Color

Yellow and red

Savor

Sweet, juicy and discreetly acidulous

Picking Period

End of September

Conservation

6 months

HoneyCrisp

A unique and delicious taste. Excellent for cooking during many months

McIntosh

Color

Red

Savor

Sweet and acidulous

Picking Period

Mid-September

Conservation

3 months

McIntosh

The biting favorite during many months

Gala

Color

Striated red and yellow colors

Savor

Sweet and aromatic

Picking Period

End of September

Conservation

3 months

Gala

Delicious to bite or cook for many months

Cortland

Color

Red

Savor

Slightly acidulous and very sweet

Picking Period

Beginning of October

Conservation

4 months

Cortland

For salads and pies

Spartan

Color

Red

Savor

Very sweet with a light pear taste

Picking Period

End of September

Conservation

4 to 5 months

Spartan

For jellies and purees

Empire

Color

Dark red

Savor

Sweet and aromatic

Picking Period

Beginning of October

Conservation

5 to 6 months

Empire

The most complete of apples

Golden Russet

Color

Golden yellow to brown-green, and then bronze-colored

Savor

Sweet

Picking Period

End of September

Conservation

6 months

Golden Russet

For ciders