Now is the time to plant your trees whether apple or Bigtooth Maple. Trees are best planted when the tree is still dormant and there is some moisture in the soil. This allows time for the roots to start developing before leaves appear at the tops of the trees. For Texas, this usually means February or March. Trees can break dormancy in Texas early if we get warm weather early.
The number of nurseries that carry the Bigtooth Maples from Love Creek Orchards has increased in the last few years. Ask your local nursery about the Bigtooth or come out to the Apple Store for a scenic drive to buy your trees. Stay for lunch! Our Patio Café is listed as one of the “40 Best Small Town Cafes in Texas” by Texas Monthly Magazine!
To help cover the costs of your trees, San Antonio and Austin offer grant and rebate programs for trees which qualify. Both programs include the Bigtooth Maple! These programs have an expiration date, so get your applications and purchases in soon.
The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch is a wonderful celebration of the harvest season. The event focuses on old-fashioned family fun that boasts the blessings of earth’s bountiful harvest. Fresh picked apples, figs, and persimmons are joined by the likes of dried corn stalks, a large variety of harvest squash, dried decorative corn, gourds and a wonderful selection of pumpkins. Select from Casper, Cinderella, Fairy Tale, Rumbo and Blue Pumpkins, just to name a few of the many varieties we offer all at great market prices. You can even buy a bale of hay!
DATES: Be sure to put us on your fall calendar. Opening day is October 5th and we are open every Saturday, Sunday and Monday through Sunday October 27th. Gates open at 10 am and close at 4:00 pm. Grounds close at 4:30 pm. Admission is $6.00 per person.
October Saturday 5th is Military Appreciation Day! Our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines their get in for 1/2 price!
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The Apples are all picked. There are no more apples for picking.
Thank you for the great turnout to pick us clean of apples. They are all gone for this year.
Keep posted for figs. The crop got damaged this year, but we do have some growing. They might be ready starting August 16th. You can call for update at 830-589-2588.
Blackberries are done and we had no peaches this year.
The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch is open for school tours every Friday and some Thursdays during October. Tours are by reservations only.
Texas Monthly will be doing an article about sites to see in the Hill Country in the June 2012 issue. Of course they stopped by Love Creek Orchards for a walk through the orchard and some Apple Ice Cream from the Apple Store.
May is a great time to experience our all natural, locally grown and made jellies and jams. Apple Butter, Apple Jalapenio and Blubonnet Jam are just a few of our favorites. And if you buy three or more jars in May, we’ll give you free shipping within the continental US! Don’t forget, you can always design your own gift box for special occaisions.
Our Jams, Jellies and Apple Butter are made of all natural ingredients. Select fruit, pure cane sugar and pectin. No preservatives, no additives, no fructose and no corn syrups.