At Bashista Orchards, we have been growing Apples since Jacob Bashista established the farm in the 1920s. Many of the old standard trees are still producing fruit for your enjoyment.
With his son Walter, he added Pears and Plums to the orchards that covered over 30 acres.
Walter’s son Tom and his wife Jean introduced Peaches, Cherries, Nectarines and Apricots in the 1980s.
These latest crops offer a wider range of variety to the early picking season.
In 1984 Tom & Jean added another large cold storage room and apple sorting area to the 1940s building. Most of the building is cold storage which allows us to offer our fruit through the winter into spring.
Cherries: Lapins (similar to Bing), Balaton & Montmorency - tart
Peaches: Paul Friday-5, Red Haven, Glow Haven, Saturn
Plums: Shiro, Early Blue, Ozarks, Senshu, Elephant Hearts, Little Red Plums
Apples: Lodi, Pristine, Jersey Mac, Dayton, Williams Pride, Paula Red, Milton, Zestar, Gravenstein, Wealthy
Peaches: White Lady, Carolina Belle
Plums: Italian, Blue Free
Pears: Clapp Favorite, Bartlett, Asian
Apples: Red Free, Gala, Crabapple, Mac, Honeycrisp, Spartan, Candy Crisp, Macoun, Cortland, Jonathan, Fortune, Freedom, Jonafree, Rome, Senshu
Nectarines: White, Yellow
Apples: Empire, Jonagold, Liberty, Greening, Spencer, Spygold, Baldwin, Mutsu, Brock, Golden Delicious, Blush Gold, Northern Spy, Red Delicious, Winesap, Fuji
Apples: Braeburn, Arkansas Black, Granny Smith
Tomatoes and Peppers are regular items.
Local produce from the area including strawberries, blueberries and corn are offered while in season.