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We offer fresh squeezed apple cider, fresh made caramel apples, fruits, vegetables, preserves, jellies, flowers (bedding plants offered seasonally during the spring and mums in the fall), and many gift items.
We are very family oriented. We pride ourselves on having a very clean retail market with very courteous personnel. Please visit us today or during your next visit to southern Indiana to find a special gift, sample our apple cider, and look over our wide range of food items at our retail store. We are confident you will like your experience and will want to return on a seasonal basis to review our fresh fruit, foods and specialty items.
Applacres was started in 1937 by Harley and Irene Clark. The orchard was started with 15 acres of apple trees and ten acres of peach trees. The fruit was sold at his roadside stand.
Applacres is currently owned by David Byers. David grew up in an orchard located in Vincennes Indiana. After graduating from Purdue in 1959, David spent time selling orchard chemicals and becoming involved in the apple/pear industry in Washington state. David Byers, his father, Robert Byers, and an aunt learned the orchard we now know as Applacres was for sale. In April of 1962, the Byers family bought the orchard on contract. Since then they added several buildings and orchards and the roadside business expanded. At one time Applacres had about 125 acres of fruit trees but have since scaled back to about 70 acres of trees.
Applacres currently grows Apples, Peaches, Pears, Nectarines, Sweet Cherries, Sour Cherries, and Blackberries. Applacres has a year-round market with bedding plants in April and May then fruit starting in June and thru the summer and fall. After all the fruits are harvested Applacres continues thru the Christmas season and thru winter with their apples and cider. Applacres also has citrus available for the holiday season and winter months.