Now picking Chieftain apples!

Chieftain apples are ready for You Pick! We also have firsts and seconds that are already picked. We have also have a few Jonathan and Haralson left in the cooler, and Honeycrisp seconds. (Try mixing the Honeycrisp with your sauce for natural sweetener!)

We deliver apples to a location on the NE side of Des Moines - contact us to order yours for convenient, flexible pick up there. The orchard is open evenings by appointment, and Sundays from 10am - 5pm. There is no appointment needed on Sundays. (We are closed Saturdays.)

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We Encourage You to Pick!

McWilliams Apple Orchard is a small, family orchard near Maxwell, IA. We have four different varieties of apples: Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Chieftain, and Haralson. See our Varieties of Apples page for information on each type of apple.

If you are looking for a quiet, Iowa, country apple orchard where you can relax and pick your own apples, this is the place for you. We don't have any other fancy entertainment, but we are simple, friendly, and best of all local.

Check out where to buy our apples in Iowa or contact us to set up a time to come to the orchard.

We also have apple wood for smoking. It is sold in custom-sized chunks for $0.50/pound. Apple wood is available year round, and can be picked up at the orchard or delivered to a location on the north side of Des Moines.

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