Welcome to Nelson's Apple Farm
Visit Nelson's Apple Farm for a fun, healthy and wholesome day out for the entire family. We offer everything from picking and outdoor activities to a selection of delicious products from the kitchen and home goods for all ages in the gift store.
Opening Day 2021 is September 11
Whether it’s the warmth of summer, the showers of spring, the crisp autumn, or the chilly winter, there’s always a lot going on at Nelson's Apple Farm. Over the past several months we have been busy preparing for the 2021 apple season, which is now upon us. From tending to the apple trees and revamping the gift store, we are proud to enjoy and share in the memories this apple season is bound to bring for you and your family.
It takes planting new trees every year to bring you juicy, delicious apples in the fall. Each hole is dug to the right depth and width to allow the tree to survive, grow, and mature into a fruit-bearing tree. From there each apple tree is planted by hand and tended to carefully to help it along throughout the years. There is a labor of love in every tree and apple grown at Nelson's Apple Farm.
Apple blossom time almost always lands around the second week of May. Some years the bloom creates a blanket of white beauty all at once, while other years the full bloom is spread out over a couple days. After the bloom it is important there are no more frost-inducing cold nights, as this could cause the crop to not survive.
In a few short months apples go from pin-size to full-size. In the time between, as they are growing, we are busy tending to the orchard in a variety of ways. We're mowing, hand-thin the apples, and much more. Hand-thinning involves reducing apple clusters from two or more down to one and making sure there's a hand-length between each apple on the branch. This helps the apples grow bigger and more flavorful.
By the end of August the apples are ready and Nelson's Apple Farm is almost ready to welcome you and your loved ones to enjoy the beauty and serenity that is the orchard. We attend St. Paul Farmer's Market locations leading up to Labor Day and throughout the season. We open for pick-your-own and more the first Saturday after Labor Day.
Get in Touch
Have any questions? We’d love to hear from you.
3010 Douglas Ave
Webster, MN 55088
At The Market
Tuesday-Thursday & Saturday: St. Paul Farmers Market various locations and times
At The Orchard