Third Street Apples
935 3rd Street
Penrose, CO 81240
(719) 372-6283

Orchard and store hours are
9:30 to 5:00
Thursday - Monday
Tuesday and Wednesday
August 25- October 31

U-pick Apples any amount $1.99/lb

Apples in the store $1.99/lb


 When you pick you own you can have a one-of-a-kind experience with your family or friends.  You have your choice of the best apples in the orchard, you can mix or match, you can share a few apples to taste their freshness, and we expect a few will get knocked off accidentally, all for "low retail" prices.  Fun, educational, a great family experience and usually less expensive than a movie with popcorn!

Peaches sold out

Pumpkins $ .60/lb any size
beginning about September 16

We accept Visa and MasterCard, cash and checks

Our business is providing families with the unique experience of picking their own fruit, right from the tree!  Its fun, educational, and an opportuity to interact with your food supply in a very personal way.  You will know its fresh and you will know its locally grown!  And even though we are really selling experiences, opportunities to reminisce about the good old days, and great photo ops with the kids, we only charge for the fruit you take home...and we charge a little less than the grocery chains.  We offer over 30 apple varieties many of which you can't find in a grocery store, and we grow 1/2 acre of pumpkins (thats's 5 TONS of pumpkins!) for your picking fun.

Trees have NAME TAGS that show the variety.

Trees with RED RIBBONS (see photo) are NOT RIPE. Please do not touch or taste or pick apples from these trees, but plan another trip when they are ripe.
Trees with GREEN RIBBONS are RIPE and are ok to pick.

How to pick an apple


Apples grow on a woody "spur" attached to a branch or the trunk of the tree.  The spur produces apples for up to 20 years.....IF you are careful not to break it off.  New spurs may take up to five years to develop.  Grasp the apple firmly with you whole hand (if you use just fingers you may bruise the apple).  Turn (roll) the apple toward the tip of the branch it is on with a quick flip of the wrist.  It should pop right off with its stem but no wood or leaves.  If there are apples on the stem near it, you should grasp the stem with your free hand to avoid shaking the whole tree or branch and knocking off apples.  If there are two apples attached opposite each other on the same spur, then you MUST use two hands; one to hold the second apple and one to pick the  apple you want.  Often both apples will come off at the same time, but since you are holding both, no harm done.  If you drop an apple, please pick it up and check it over.  With the thick grass under the trees they are often undamaged or only slightly blemished and still usable.  We don't expect you to keep obviously wormy or bird-pecked apples. Please help your children pick their apples, to avoid waste - remember an apple can only be picked once at a "pick your own" orchard and we want to stay in business to be here for you next time you visit. 




Pumpkin Picking Starts in September
Please Don't Pick Up Pumpkins By Stem,
Lift with Both Hands Underneath