just as soon as the PaulaRed and Gala apples are ready for harvest.
Sadly, we will not have peaches, nectarines, plums or blackberries this year
due to the recent frost.
See you in August!
Tom loves Dickie Bros. apples!
Come visit Dickie Brothers Orchard
which has been in our family since England's King George II granted
the land to our family in 1750. Yes, it's true, our family has been farming this land for over two centuries...
Tommy and John Bruguiere are the seventh generation to manage Dickie Bros. Their parents, Tom Bruguiere and Emilie Dickie Bruguiere managed this beautiful orchard for over four decades and live here on the farm. Occasionally, you will see Emilie riding her horse around the farm during apple harvest. We grow 15 different varieties of apples. We also grow peaches, nectarines, plums, blackberries, sweet potatoes, pumpkins and much more.
We also raise beef cattle, have Saddlebred horses, and various colors of Labrador Retrievers running around the orchard.
Alongside Little Priest Mountain on the eastern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains (near Crabtree Falls),
the cool mountain air gives our apples
great color and excellent flavor. The view from our orchard is the envy
of almost anywhere in the United States, especially when the fall
foliage is in full color and the apples are fresh on the tree.
So we invite our customers to "Pick Your Own Apples" all season and experience nature's beauty here with our family, at
Dickie Brothers Orchard.
We also sell our Dickie Brothers produce at farmers markets periodically throughout the season:
Apple varieties grown throughout the season include:
McIntosh, Paula Red, Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Stayman,
Rome, Winesap, Fuji, Empire, Granny Smith, HoneyCrisp, Pink Lady,
Golden Supreme and Jonagold.
Apple harvest begins in August and ends in November.
We invite you to stop by our orchard
and buy some
fresh apples, view the Blue Ridge, picnic or simply spend some time
picking your own delicious
Dickie Brothers Orchard is on Virginia's
"Century Farms" list.
Dickie Brothers Apples.
Dickie Brothers Orchard is on Virginia's "Century Farms" list.
Watch John Bruguiere in Farm Bureau's Save Our Food Commercial
Filmed right here at Dickie Brothers Orchard