740-927-1333 hotline / 740-927-8559
S’miles of Sunflowers is now open daily at THE PATCH ON 37. For details on price, location, hours and entertainment schedule, scroll down to sunflowers. Market open Tuesday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday noon-6.


Information on the 2020 season 


The Mothers Day freeze we experienced cost us some of the 2020 crop.  Honecrisp and FUJi at the Morse Rd. farm were froze as were all the Evercrisp  on both farms.  

9090 Morse Rd SW, Pataskala, OH 43062 is our mailing address, but please note the following!  The intersection of Morse Rd. and S.R. 310 is the area where customers should look for signage indicating where the apple picking for the day is taking place.  Some days we are picking east of S.R. 310 on Morse Rd. and other days we’ll be west of S.R. 310 on Morse Rd.  Look for directional signage at the intersection for the variety you plan to pick! 

The orchard is open on specific dates in September and October from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., weather permitting.  the dates on schedule represent an estimated date, according to the weekend we’d normally pick; however, due to the covid pandemic we are considering weekday picking.  More details are coming regarding dates.
Photographers are asked to schedule clients early enough that photo shoots wrap up at 6:00 when the orchards close.  Photographers are responsible for communicating the minimum purchase requirements to their clients (see below). 

Please note the following dates are our best estimate. For the most recent updates call our u-pick hotline, (740)927-1333 (recorded message).





Apple Varieties

*Length of storage time is based on a refrigerated temperature of 38 degrees.


Sweet, Crisp Average for Pies poor for sauce
Pick early Sept,
Refrigerate to mid Dec good to mid Nov


Sweet Tart, Tender
Excellent Sauce, Fair Baking
Pick early-mid Sept
Refrigerate to mid Nov



Sweet Tart, Crisp
Excellent All Purpose
Pick mid Sept, refrigerate thru Nov

Golden Supreme

Sweet Tart, Crisp
Cooks and tastes similar to Golden Delicious
Pick early-mid Sept.
Refrigerate till Nov


SweetTart, Firm, Crisp, Very Large Very good for cooking
Pick late Sept/early Oct
Refrigerate to April State Apple developed at OSU


Sweet, Firm eating apple—a favorite!
Excellent for salad, good for pie
Pick mid-late October Refrigerate to May


Sweet, Crisp, Good cooking
Pick early Sept refrigerate about a month
#1 Selling apple

Golden Delicious

Sweet, Crisp, Very Good cooking, chunky sauce
Pick mid Sept
Refrigerate to Jan
“makes great no sugar added sauce”-Andy Lynd

Red Delicious

Sweet, Crisp Poor for baking, good for Salads
pick late September
Refrigerate thru Dec

Sweet Sixteen

Juicy, crisp, Sweet  w/acidic tang slight anise flavor
Excellent all purpose  (cooks with slight vanilla taste)
Picks early/mid September Keep refrigerated 4-6 weeks


More sweet than tart
Excellent for sauce Non-browning, pick mid Sept.
Refrigerate to Nov


Tart, Excellent cooking Highest Acid level, yet high in sugars
Pick late Oct
Refrigerate through May
“when picked, makes a Granny Smith pucker” Mitch Lynd


Sweet Tart, Juicy, Tender, Cooks up soft, great for sauce Pick mid Sept, refrigerate to Nov stays white after cutting


  Tart, Crisp, High Acid level Excellent Cooking, chunky sauce Pick mid Sept, Refrigerate to Nov “favorite for pies” – Penny Lynd

Pixie Crunch

Popular Sweet, Crisp, Small eating apple Pick mid Sept, Refrigerate to November A customer favorite!


  More tart than sweet, Crisp Excellent apple for cooking! Pick early/mid Oct, Refrigerate to March “One of my favorite” -Mitch Lynd


More sweet than tart, crisp, large apple Good cooking apple, great for dumplings Pick mid October Refrigerate to mid Jan

Crimson Crisp

Info coming soon!

Evercrisp (2019, possibly 2018)

        Sweet like Fuji, Crisp like Honeycrisp, Keeps like Goldrush Picks mid-late October Keep refrigerated to May

These apples are not available for Pick Your Own.
They are available in the Market.


Sweet Tart, Crisp All purpose
Pick mid-late Oct
Refrigerate thru Jan
Honeycrisp lovers generally like this one!

Adams Pearmain

Tart , Crisp, ‘Woodsy’ flavor Cooks similarly to a Jonathan
Available mid-late September
Deb’s favorite for applesauce

COMING SOON, Not yet available  (*MAIA – Midwest Apple Improvement Assn.)


Tart, Excellent Cooking, High acid level, similar to Goldrush
Pick late September
Refrigerate to Feb.

*Baker's Delight

Tart, Superb Cooking, Complex flavor, Slow to brown when cut, similar to Goldrush  Pick early/mid September
Refrigerate to early Nov.

info coming soon!
Info coming soon!

Non-MAIA Developed Apples

info coming soon!
Premier Honeycrisp
Info coming soon!


2020 Pick Your Own Blackberries, Red & Black Raspberries – cancelled 2020 season

Red Raspberries –  Mid June – early July
Black Raspberries – early/mid July 

Blackberries-late July-early August (call hotline for next picking)

Lynd’s Blue Frog Farm 5499 Sportsmanclub Rd., Johsntown, OH

Sign up for The Cider Press newsletter or follow us on Facebook for details and the latest picking information as picking times and days vary depending on availability & weather conditions.

Call Blue Frog Hotline mid June – early August – (Number to be announced)  or 740-927-8559 beginning June 10.

Pumpkins – U-Pick 2020 To be announced 

U-Pick pumpkins typically begin the final weekend of September.  Most years they last in the fields for 3 weekends, sometimes longer, sometimes we sell out sooner, depends on weather and crowds.  The ticker on homepage will have the latest information.   The market generally has a good supply up to Halloween week.  Feel free to call the market before making the trip to be sure we are not sold out for the given day.  740-927-8559


This page is dedicated in loving memory of Patty Lewis

R.I.P. Patty Lewis. You will be missed.