Île-Perrot or Apple Island

October 08 2016, Marie-Andrée Boisvert

Île-Perrot or Apple Island
It's fall and who hasn’t thought of going apple picking this weekend? More and more Quebecers are making picking an annual activity.

It's fall and who hasn’t thought of going apple picking this weekend? More and more Quebecers are making picking an annual activity. To better plan your day and to choose your favourite variety of apple, here are some tips.

Places

La Ferme Quinn at 2495, boul. Perrot, Île-Perrot

lafermequinn.qc.ca

You can pick apples, pumpkins and squash. The admission price stated on the website is $5.00/person and it’s free for children age 2 and under.

It includes among other things, music, pony rides, a small farm and some games.

Le Verger Labonté at 2291, boul. Perrot, Île-Perrot

vergerlabonte.com

You can also pick apples, pumpkins and squash. The entrance fee is only $2.50/person and it’s free for children age 4 and under.

 

There’s also a corn maze, farmyard games and lots more such as a special Halloween maze.


L’Anse au Sable at 2565, boul. Perrot, Île-Perrot

fermeanseausable.com

You can pick Honey Crisp, Gala, Golden Gala, Empire, and Cortland applies. No entrance fee is indicated on the website.

 

However, it mentions that group activities, such as schools, childcare or just families are welcome.


Different varieties

As everyone knows, there is no such thing as better apple varieties. Everyone has different tastes. However, apples react differently depending on cooking and storage.

Here is what our potato specialists have to say.


To make your grandmother’s famous apple pie, we suggest using the following varieties:

+ Cortland

+ Norther Spy

+ Lobo


For your compotes, these are preferred:

+ MacIntosh – While others are just as perfect, it’s known to be the sweetest.


If you want to keep them for a long time and put them in your lunch box, you can choose the following varieties:

+ Empire

+ Honey Crisp

+ Spartan

+ Russet


Finally, no matter your children’s age or just to have a couple’s activity in the heart of nature, picking your own is a must! And make it your annual tradition. Happy picking!