N633 McIntyre Rd . Fort Atkinson . Wisconsin 53538 Phone 920-563-9608
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org We had a very small crop this year and we are now closed for picking. Like steffens cherry orchard on facebook.
Pick your Cherries or buy them pre-picked. We can pit them for you too! We have two types of tart (sour) cherries. The early variety (Montmorency) is light red. The later variety (Balaton) ripens 10 days later and is dark red. Sorry, we only take pre-picked orders for the early Montmorency variety, which are available for most of the season.
Welcome to our orchard!
Steffen's Cherry Orchard is a unique Pick-Your-Own family run orchard. Our aim is for our customers to enjoy a fun family outing together. The orchard was established in 1981 with the first 400 cherry trees. Through the years the orchard was expanded to 800 trees. The newest expansion in 2010 saw 1000 additional cherry trees planted. We currently have 800 mature trees and 1000 trees which will have their first cherries this year in 2013. Every tree at Steffen's Cherry Orchard is irrigated using the most eco-friendly irrigation method called drip irrigation. In total there are 7 miles of underground pipe, which is only exposed near the base of each tree. Our uniqueness starts in the form of a fun, easy picking experience. The fun continues as customers then have the option of getting their cherries washed and pitted in our ultra clean processing facility. Customers wash their cherries and then can watch as the cherries are pitted in the (brand new in 2012) commercial pitter. For those customers who need cherries to go, we only have the Montmorency variety available pre-picked and pitted fresh during the season, or frozen. After the season is over you may still be able to get frozen cherries or cherry jam and jelly. Just give us a call or e-mail. We are also the home of Wisconsin Orchard Supply, an orchard supply business where you can purchase Tallman orchard ladders and plastic tree trunk guards. You can see the website at wisconsinorchardsupply.com.
May 20, 2013
We had a very heavy blossom on the trees and early indications are a very good fruit set. It is beginning to look a lot like a good crop of cherries is developing ! The 1000 new trees also bloomed nicely and msot of them will have cherries to pick for the first time this July.
As of April 8th, 2013
The trees look healthy coming out of the long winter. Bloom should happen around May 10th this year.
Family update as of April 8th, 2013: Our oldest son Luke shows no effect from his near fatal illness last summer. He is now back to school full time at UW-Whitewater and will graduate in Dec 2013.
More Important Information
Steffen's Cherry Orchard only accepts cash or personal checks. We do not have credit/debit card capability.