Despite the red zone, apple self picking is OPEN until the 3rd of november included. No need for reservation. The boutique is OPEN everyday of the year from 09h until 18h.

Self Apple Picking

St-Hilaire South Shore Montreal

The apple picking and giant maze are open everyday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. without reservation.
Due to new government regulations, the mini farm, picnic area and the creperie restaurant are closed.

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 free bag
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 on leash are allowed on the orchard at any time, except in walks and in the main booth.




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
From the 11th of August

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, her skin is thick and leathery and her color is pale yellow with striped pale 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!

Melba

Melba

From the 11th of August

Sunrise

Picking
Starting from the 14th of August

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. Her skin has a beautiful color, with a yellow background; it has scratches pulling from pink to red. Its flesh is white to cream. This apple has hardy and vigorous characteristics. The Sunrise is ready to be picked in August.

Sunrise

Sunrise

Starting from the 14th of August

Paulared

Picking
Starting from the 22nd of August

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; her skin is red on a green-yellow background. 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. Having a firmer flesh, this apple is ideal for desserts, because it keeps its shape. The Paulared are ready to be picked in August.

Paulared

Paulared

Starting from the 22nd of August

Lobo

Picking
Available in the shop only

Preservation
3 months

Use for
Eat fresh

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

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Lobo

Lobo is a big apple, spherical and irregular, yellowish green with red stripes. Despite its thin peel, it is resistant to cold. As her sister Melba, his skin is a little thick and leathery. This beautiful apple is mostly used for desserts, fresh eating and cooking. Apples of this variety have hardy and moderately vigorous characteristics. Lobo is ready to be harvested from early September.

Lobo

Lobo

Available in the shop only

McIntosh

Picking
From the 4th of September

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 changes from medium to large. His skin is a little thick, smooth and mildly tender. Its flesh is very tender, but crispy. This variety is ideal for desserts, cooking, cider, simply eat at is or applesauce. 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

From the 4th of September

Honeycrisp

Picking
Not available anymore in 2020

Preservation
4 months

Use for
Eat fresh and cooking

Texture and taste
Very crunchy, very sweet and very juicy

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Honeycrisp

Honeycrisp is medium size and his skin is covered with red stripes on green and yellow background. This variety is exceptionally crispy and very good quality. This apple is good to eat at fresh or in dessert. The flesh is firm during cooking, so it keeps his shape. These apples trees are characterized as hardy and moderately vigorous.

Honeycrisp

Honeycrisp

Not available anymore in 2020

Spartan

Picking
Available in the shop only

Preservation
4 months

Use for
Eat fresh, cooking, juices

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

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Spartan

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

Spartan

Spartan

Available in the shop only

Cortland

Picking
Starting from the 23rd of September

Preservation
4 months

Use for
Eat fresh, cooking, juices

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

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Cortland

Cortland is a very attractive apple due to his size. This variety has variant sizes, from large to very large. It is a variety of choices for desserts; it is very resistant apple to browning. Cortland is a very juicy and crispy apple, also used in cooking, eat at is, freezing, salads, pies and cider. These apple trees are rustics, but still fragile.

Cortland

Cortland

Starting from the 23rd of September

Empire

Picking
Available in the shop only

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 relatively small apple. His skin is a little thick and waxy, but very resistant to bruising. She 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 for eat fresh, cider and dessert. The apple trees are very hardy, but they are strong and big. This apple variety remains very long in the trees.

Empire

Empire

Available in the shop only

Royal-Gala

Picking
Not available anymore in 2020

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 strikes of color. 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

Not available anymore in 2020

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 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

Apple-picking Schedule

Open from September 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