Now harvesting...

The Chieftain apples are ready to harvest!

You are welcome to pick Chieftains. We have some Honeycrisp and Haralson seconds left in our cooler. (All the Jonathan apples are sold out.)

We expect to be open through the end of October, and will update here when we close for the season.

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Please call or email to arrange for weekday visits.

We are looking forward to seeing you again this year!

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We Encourage You to Pick!

McWilliams Apple Orchard is a small, family orchard near Maxwell, IA. We have four different varieties of apples: Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Chieftain, and Haralson. See our Varieties of Apples page for information on each type of apple.

If you are looking for a quiet, Iowa, country apple orchard where you can relax and pick your own apples, this is the place for you. We don't have any other fancy entertainment, but we are simple, friendly, and best of all local.

Check out where to buy our apples in Iowa or contact us to set up a time to come to the orchard.

We also have apple wood for smoking. It is sold in custom-sized chunks for $0.50/pound. Apple wood is available year round, and can be picked up at the orchard or delivered to a location on the north side of Des Moines.

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