740-927-1333 hotline / 740-927-8559
Market is open 9-7 daily. For picking information on summer crops at Blue Frog Farm, call the Blue Frog Farm hotline number 740-817-0191. We suggest you sign up for the Cider Press Newsletter email as well as check FB post mornings and evenings as picking days and times vary greatly.

Apples

We are looking forward to the 2018 U-Pick season!

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 the following dates from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., weather permitting.

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

 

PRICING:

  • HONEYCRSP —$25/small bag,  $35/large bag
  • ALL OTHER APPLE VARIETIES—$15/ small bag,  $25/ large bag

Apple Varieties

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

Gala

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

Mcintosh

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

Jonagold

 

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

Melrose

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

Fuji

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

Honeycrisp

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

Autumncrisp

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

Goldrush

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

Cortland

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

Jonathan

  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!

Suncrisp

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

Rome

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.

Sundance

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.)

*Crunch-A-Bunch

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.

ROSALEE*
info coming soon!
LUDACRISP*
Info coming soon!

Non-MAIA Developed Apples

Pristine
info coming soon!
Premier Honeycrisp
Info coming soon!

Berries & Peaches

2018 Pick Your Own Blackberries, Red & Black Raspberries, and Peaches

Red Raspberries – June – early July
Black Raspberries – early/mid July – early August
Peaches – mid July

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 June – early August – 740-817-0191 or 740-927-8559 once the market opens.

Pumpkins

U-Pick pumpkins are available at the Morse Rd. farm beginning the last weekend of September until they are sold out. For details be sure to sign up for the CiderPress Newsletter so you don’t miss out! Pumpkins already picked are available at our Market at 9399 Morse Road, Pataskala.

This page is dedicated in loving memory of Patty Lewis

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

The U-Pick Pumpkin Patch is now CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.