Apples, pumpkins, and great family fun in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area!

Wilson’s is part nature park, part orchard. Surrounded by old oak forest, the farm occupies both sides of a valley with Rapid Creek winding through the land. Joyce and Robert ‘Chug’ Wilson first fell in love with this ground in 1980 and set to work building an orchard of apples that tasted like apples should. They planted over 120 varieties over the years, all chosen based on one simple criterion: great taste.


At Wilson’s you will find all kinds of apples – big ones, small ones, green ones, yellow ones, and purple ones – each with its own flavor and texture. The varieties we grow ripen from the beginning of August through October. In October you can find a variety of pumpkins as well!

Wilson’s Orchard is a great family place. Enjoy fresh fruit at its best, as you walk around our bit of heaven. On weekends, take a tractor ride out to do your picking and strolling. At the barn you’ll find our famous apple turnovers, hot out of the oven. Fresh apple cider is on offer as well as dried fruit and plenty of other cool stuff. Fruit, family and fun – they all come together at Wilson’s Orchard.

Best of all, your support of Wilson’s Orchard is support for local food and a strong local economy. We are proud of the food we grow and happy that every customer can come see how (and why) we do it. Our farming and marketing involve low inputs, low food miles and low carbon emissions, which is way good for us and our community. Plus we have the apple turnovers…

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