Locally Grown -The Freshest Fruits for Your Table!
Grimm’s Gardens has many delicious wonderful home-grown fruits waiting for you when you come! Enjoy the experience of summer in the country and pick your own delicious, healthy fruit for you and your family. Our season begins with the beautiful blooming shrubs and trees being pollinated by our own honeybees and bumblebees living on our farm. We sell honey from the honeybees in the sales shed! We have a variety of tasty fruits and nuts available, when in-season. We also, have a few listed below we are in the process of developing in the patch for future offerings. Be sure to check our home page for current availability!
Not Available This Year
- Peaches, Raspberries, Cherries, Apricots, Pears, Plums, Elderberries, and Persimmons. – Late freeze Spring 2016
Peaches are the other mainstay, with blueberries, in our u-pick orchard. We have grown close to 20 different cultivars of peaches and over the years have gotten rid of the ones that were semi-cling or less flavorful. The peaches we offer in our orchard for u-pick mature over a wide span of time starting in July and ending in August. They are the juiciest, sweetest peaches, just like you remember from Grandma and Grandpa’s backyard trees.
Elberta is one of the first to ripen as we have an early Elberta variety. Following the Elbertas we have some commercial varieties that are tagged “PF”, which stands for Paul Friday. Paul Friday was a man who developed many peach trees in Michigan. Glow Haven, Coral Star, Canadian Harmony, and Blushing Star, which is a white peach, are some of the varieties that pickers seem to think are the most flavorful. We have concluded that the variety that is the most flavorful is the one that is the ripest when you come to pick! We also offer most of these trees for sale in the nursery, so you can grow your own.
The orchard is located on top of the hill, where we get very good air drainage (no frost pockets) has been producing peaches very consistently for us year after year. With our peaches, we do have had to resort to doing some minimal pesticide applications as we learned the bugs love them as much as we do!
Blueberries have become one of the mainstays in our u-pick orchards, usually ripening throughout the month of July. They are incredibly flavorful, easy to pick (no thorns on blueberry bushes), and yummy to use in so many ways. One of our favorite ways is to wash them, lay them out on an absorbent towel until dry, and then put in a zip lock bag and put in the freezer. They are ready to eat right from the freezer, just as they unthaw. Such a refreshing treat – all the flavor, the deep blue color contains all the health benefits that are so well documented in many health articles.