Dickie Brothers Orchard

No trip in autumn to Central Virginia would be complete without a visit to one of the many fine orchards throughout the area. No less a personage than Thomas Jefferson delighted in the wonderful varieties of fruits available throughout the region, especially the apples grown throughout the region.

Dickie Brothers Orchard is on Virginia's "Century Farms" list. More than 200 years old, the Dickie family farm is one of Virginia's oldest farms continuously owned by the same family since the land was granted by King George II in 1762. Nestled against the eastern edge of the Blue Ridge in the Appalachian Mountains, the cool mountain air gives the apples great color and excellent flavor. The view from the orchard is simply breathtaking, especially when the fall foliage is in full color and the apples are fresh on the tree. They grow about 100 acres of apples, with about 15 different varieties, including: McIntosh, Paula Red, Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Stayman, Rome, Winesap, Fuji, Empire, Granny Smith, HoneyCrisp, Pink Lady, Golden Supreme and Jonagold. Dickie Brothers Orchard also grows peaches, nectarines, plums, blackberries, sweet potatoes, pumpkins and much more. Hours: September and October: Open 7 days 8 am- 5 pm. November - August Monday through Friday 8 am - 5 pm or call ahead for weekend appointments.

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