Philip Orchards

Pick your own, pick the best!

Claverack, NY 12513 - (518) 851-6351

Philip Orchards Harvest 2015 is a bumper crop. The Orchards are open daily from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm throughout the harvest season, ending in late October.


UPDATE for Columbus Day Weekend. It is turning out to be a long lingering fall. We probably will have full foliage color starting on the weekend of October 16th. NEW THIS FALL organically grown CHESTNUTS are for sale at the barn while they last. And APPLE WOOD will now be available for purchase. All varieties are plentiful save for Honey Crisp and Bartlett pears. But with a bountiful crop this year, and everything now available there are plenty of other choices we're sure you will enjoy well into late October. McIntosh and Cortland are both overset, so ask for the best spots if you prefer large fruit. And NEW THIS SEASON: we will give you a recipe every week for using each variety as they ripen. Kitchen test them and those you like you can keep as your own Apple Cook Book.

  • For those who have been coming for several years we trust you will be pleased to know we continue an ongoing project to clear all brambles and vines under every tree. This should make picking that much easier.
  • PEARS SHOULD BE PICKED BFORE THEY RIPEN. When a pear cuts easily with a table knife, it is ready to eat. Most pears are eaten fresh, but all can be cooked. Just add a little sugar, lemon juice and grated ginger.
  • Empire Apples are available. We opened on this variety September 18th. The color and flavor improves into October and this crop is plentiful.
  • All varieties will be available after the date we open and the orchards will stay open for pick your own until the end of October.

  • -- The Philips.

    Picking Dates


    First Picking Dates for Fall Harvest 2015

    We recommend you call the farm (518) 851-6351 if you are planning on harvesting a particular apple or pear variety well after the opening weekend to check on availability.
    • Sept. 4 - - Jonamac and Rhode Island Greening apples, Bartlett pears
    • Sept. 11 - McIntosh, Cortland and Spartan apples and Seckel pears
    • Sept. 18 - Jonathan, Empire, Macoun, Honey Crisp and Gala Apples, Bosc Pears
    • Sept. 25 - Idared, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Mutsu apples, Anjou and Harrow Sweet Pears
    • Oct. 2 - Northern Spy, Rome Beauty and Lady apples



    The Orchards are on Route 9-H one Mile north of the traffic lights in Claverack,NY, two miles south of Route 66. Our GPS location is 270 Route 9H Claverack, NY 12513. The Orchards are in the Hudson Valley, 45 minutes south of Albany, NY, about 2 1/2 hours north of New York City.

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    Claverack, NY 12513