Apple picking is OPEN every day 09h - 18h. Now available for picking : Mcintosh, Cortland, Spartan, Empire, Delicieuse. Vaccine passeport not required.
Dogs are not allowed. Our pancake restaurant is open on week-ends without reservations.

Self Apple Picking

St-Hilaire South Shore Montreal

Apple picking is open everyday from 09h until 18h. 

Come pick your own apples,
we are waiting for you!

Spend a memorable day for Vergers Petit et Fils at the foot of Mont-Saint-Hilaire . On the menu: apple picking, tractor rides , farm animals , cider , etc.

Activities are 100% free , you only pay for your bags of apples !

1 bag for 20$2 bags for 35$3 bags for 50$4 bags for 65$5 bags for 75$
1 bag yields about 18-20 pounds of apples


We have several varieties of apples such as Melba, Sunrise, Paulared, Lobo, McIntosh, Spartan, Cortland, Empire, Honeycrisp, Royal-Gala.

Dogs are not allowed on site to allow us to certify our apples.




Packages available for groups and corporate groupsLook our packages

Our activities

Our clients can enjoy many free activities on our charming site: mini farm, tractor ride, giant maze, playground, apple rally, cider tasting, observation point, picnic area. Much choice for the young and the less young!

Mini farm Come see our small animals! Fun for all!

Tractor ride We offer tractor rides during the apple picking weekends only.

Giant maze Enjoy a simple and fun path for children in our corn field.

Playground More than 50 meters of playground to cover!

Cider tasting Waken your taste buds with our cider tastings.

Apple rally Know more about the members of the Petit family and with the good answer win a surprise.

Observation point Enjoy a panoramic view of the orchard from higher ground.

Picnic area Savor the products from our boutique on one of the 65 rustic picnic tables.

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Varieties of apples from the orchard

Melba

Picking
Not available anymore.

Preservation
Few weeks

Use for
Eat fresh, cooking, juices

Texture and taste
Sweet, aromatic, tender, crunchy and juicy

Know more

Melba

Melba is a medium size apple, its skin is thick and its color is a pale yellow washed with red. This apple variety is very fragile. It is also a perfect apple for dessert, cooking and juice. Melba comes from rustic tree, sturdy and perfect for our climate. These apple trees begin to produce early in the month of August. One of the best summer apples! Its storage time is about 2 weeks at 2°C.

Melba

Melba

Not available anymore.

Sunrise

Picking
Not available anymore.

Preservation
Few weeks

Use for
Eat fresh

Texture and taste
Sweet, aromatic, acid, crunchy and juicy

Know more

Sunrise

Sunrise is a good medium size apple. Its skin has a beautiful color, with a yellow undertone and rosy red stripes. Its flesh is creamy white. This apple has hardy and vigorous characteristics. The Sunrise is ready to be picked in August.

Sunrise

Sunrise

Not available anymore.

Paulared

Picking
Not available anymore.

Preservation
2 months and must not be frozen

Use for
Eat fresh, cooking, juices

Texture and taste
Sweet, aromatic, acid and juicy

Know more

Paulared

Paulared is a medium size apple; its skin is red with a green-yellow undertone. It’s a variety that is fragile. The Paulared comes from a rustic tree and moderately rigorous. The Paulared has the appearance of the Macintosh, but its flesh is firmer. Therefore, this apple is ideal for desserts, because it keeps its shape. The Paulared are ready to be picked in August.

Paulared

Paulared

Not available anymore.

Lobo

Picking
Now available in the shop.

Preservation
3 months

Use for
Eat fresh

Texture and taste
Sweet, aromatic, acid, crunchy and juicy

Know more

Lobo

Lobo is a big round and irregular apple. Its skin is yellowish green and has red stripes. Despite its thin peel, it is resistant to cold. As its sister Melba, its skin is slightly thick and leathery. This beautiful apple is mostly used for desserts, cooking or eating raw. Apples of this variety have hardy and mild vigorous characteristics. Lobo is ready to be harvested from early September. Its storage time is about 2 weeks at 2°C

Lobo

Lobo

Now available in the shop.

McIntosh

Picking
Now available in the shop and in self picking.

Preservation
4 months

Use for
Eat fresh, compote, cooking, gelly, juices

Texture and taste
Sweet, aromatic, acid, crunchy and juicy

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McIntosh

MacIntosh size varies from medium to large. Its skin is a little thick, smooth and mildly tender. Its flesh is very tender, but crispy. This variety is ideal for desserts, cooking, cider, applesauce or eating raw. Having a very tender flesh, this apple makes an excellent applesauce. Apple trees have hardy and vigorous features, perfect for our temperature changes. This variety provides a constant supply.

McIntosh

McIntosh

Now available in the shop and in self picking.

Honeycrisp

Picking
Now available in the shop only.

Preservation
4 months

Use for
Eat fresh and cooking

Texture and taste
Very crunchy, very sweet and very juicy

Know more

Honeycrisp

Honeycrisp is medium size and its skin is covered with red stripes. It has a green and yellow undertone. This variety is exceptionally sweet crispy and very good quality. This apple is good to eat on its own or in a dessert. The flesh is firm during cooking, so it keeps its shape. These apple trees are characterized as hardy and moderately vigorous.

Honeycrisp

Honeycrisp

Now available in the shop only.

Spartan

Picking
Now available in the shop and in self picking.

Preservation
4 months

Use for
Eat fresh, cooking, juices

Texture and taste
Sweet, aromatic, acid, crunchy and juicy

Know more

Spartan

Spartan size changes from small to medium. The Spartan is very appealing to the eye and has a beautiful color. Its skin is moderately thick, but smooth. It is a beautiful dark leathery plain color. This variety is very firm and crispy. It is perfect to eat as it is, in desserts and to make ciders. Apple tree are hardy and moderately vigorous. This apple is very tolerant with bruises, because of its rigid skin.

Spartan

Spartan

Now available in the shop and in self picking.

Cortland

Picking
Now available in the shop and in self picking.

Preservation
4 months

Use for
Eat fresh, cooking, juices

Texture and taste
Sweet, aromatic, low acid, crunchy and juicy

Know more

Cortland

Cortland is a very attractive apple due to its size. This variety comes in different sizes, from large to very large. It is a perfect candidate for desserts; it is very resistant to browning. Cortland is a very juicy and crispy apple, it is delicious on its own but it can also be used in cooking for salads, pies and ciders. These apple trees are rustics, but still fragile.

Cortland

Cortland

Now available in the shop and in self picking.

Empire

Picking
Now available in the shop and in self picking.

Preservation
4 months

Use for
Eat fresh, juices

Texture and taste
Sweet, aromatic, low acid, crunchy and juicy

Know more

Empire

The Empire is a small, dark red fruit that varies in shape from round to oval. Its skin is a little thick and waxy, but very resistant to bruising. It has a beautiful dark red color up to 100% of its surface. This apple is very crispy and the flesh is firm. The Empire is perfect to eat, make cider and cook in a dessert. The apple trees are very hardy, but they are strong and big. This apple variety stays for a very long time in the trees.

Empire

Empire

Now available in the shop and in self picking.

Royal-Gala

Picking
Now available in the shop.

Preservation
4 months

Use for
Eat fresh, cooking, juices

Texture and taste
Aromatic, low acid and crunchy

Know more

Royal-Gala

The Gala apple has a yellow, firm and crunchy flesh. This juicy apple has an attractive look with its colored strikes. It has a smooth and thin skin, but is very resistant to bruising. It is a very nice apple to eat fresh. Did you know that it is one of the most cultivated varieties in the world and that its production is increasing in Quebec?

Royal-Gala

Royal-Gala

Now available in the shop.

Expert apple picker

Many have questions about the best way to pick an apple. Indeed, there are many choices: pull up, pull down, lift up, turn around... But what is the best way? The best technique is to hold the apple in your hand and gently turn it upwards. You'll see, it will come off easily! In addition, you will protect the flower bud and this technique will ensure a beautiful flowering next year.

You are now an expert apple picker! Come practice!

Preservation of apples

For better preservation, our grandmother recommends that apples should always be handled with care to prevent them from turning brown. Then store them in a damp cloth in your refrigerator drawer. It's a simple trick and your apples will stay firmer longer! Did you know that apples can even be frozen in quarters or slices but never whole? Place them in a bag and remove as much air as possible for a better result.

The orchard in the mountains

Mount Saint-Hilaire is one of the highest hills in the Montérégie region. Its altitude is 414.2 meters (or 1358 feet). It is surrounded largely by the scenic path of the mountain, a road lined with many hundred-year-old houses.

This mountain has many names. At first, it was called Chambly, like the river of the same name. The successive lords of Rouville tried to give it their names, but when the parish of Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil was founded, it was gladly given the name Beloeil, which seemed predestined to him. However, when Saint-Hilaire became the town of Saint-Hilaire, the mountain officially became Mount Saint-Hilaire.

Several legends originated in this mountain rich in history. It has had memorable times. In 1841, a hundred-foot-tall cross was erected on its summit, with access to the interior. This allowed the more daring, who wanted to climb up to the ridge, to look out the windows. Its construction lasted five years; a hurricane battered it and The Chapel, which served as his base, resisted until 1877.

Art, the outdoors and culture live harmoniously in Mont-Saint-Hilaire. Canada's first Biosphere Reserve, Mount Saint-Hilaire welcomes outdoor enthusiasts to the centre of nature. On the banks of the river, the old village is pleasantly discovered, evoking Ozias Leduc, Paul-Emile Borduas and Jordi Bonet. You will enjoy the historic church, museums, Rouville Manor, the Mountain Trail and the orchards of Mont-Saint-Hilaire.

Store Schedule

Open all year

M 9:00 to 19:00

T 9:00 to 19:00

W 9:00 to 19:00

T 9:00 to 19:00

F 9:00 to 19:00

S 9:00 to 19:00

S 9:00 to 19:00

Apple-picking Schedule

Open from mid August to November

M 9:00 to 18:00

T 9:00 to 18:00

W 9:00 to 18:00

T 9:00 to 18:00

F 9:00 to 18:00

S 9:00 to 18:00

S 9:00 to 18:00

Restaurant Schedule

Open all year

M CLOSED

T CLOSED

W CLOSED

T CLOSED

F CLOSED

S 9:00 to 15:00

S 9:00 to 15:00