Come out and pick your own on Sundays in October!

Due to the late freeze this past spring, the harvest this year is much smaller than normal. All varieties of apples are sold out except for Chieftain, which we are picking now.

We are open Sundays 10am-5pm and weekdays by appointment. There is no appointment needed on Sundays.

There is no admission fee to visit our orchard

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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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