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Cornell Orchards

Cider & fruit in season, Cornell dairy products & more.

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Updated 11/9/2019


  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Location: 709 Dryden Rd. (Rt. 366) across from the Vet School. View map.

Apple bake-off,

November 9,  11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Entry form.

bake-off poster

Produce available now!

Subject to change


  • Snapdragon (Cornell bred Variety)
  • Rubyfrost (Cornell bred Variety)
  • Jonagold (Cornell bred Variety)
  • Empire (Cornell bred Variety)
  • Macoun (Cornell bred Variety)
  • Apple A (Cornell Test variety)
  • Apple B (Cornell Test variety)​​​​​​​
  • Honeycrisp – very limited supply​​​​​​​
  • Ginger Gold
  • McIntosh
  • Mutsu
  • Golden Russet

Antique Apple Varieties grown by Black Diamond Farm, Trumansburg, N.Y.

  • Winecrisp (good keeper)
  • Sundance (unique flavor)​​​​​​​
  • Roxbury Russet (early 1600, NY or New England)
  • Court Pendu Plat (probably dating back to Roman Empire)
  • Keepsake (Mother of Honeycrisp) 


  • Bosc (grown Cornell Geneva Experiment Station)


  • Concord – (Grown by Cornell Orchards, Ithaca)

Pumpkins and squash (grown at Cornell's Thompson Vegetable Research Farm, Freeville, NY)

  • Pie Pumpkins
  • Mini pumpkins
  • Butternut squash
  • Sunshine squash

*In out of season, we offer controlled atmosphere (C.A.) apples. We place choice fruit, selected at harvest, in a sealed cold room for at least 90 days. We use nitrogen to bring the oxygen level down from the 21% that we breathe to around 2.5%, and allow carbon dioxide from fruit respiration to accumulate to around 2%. This slows fruit aging and preserves fruit firmness, acidity, sugars and Vitamin C.  The fruit with the C.A. label has higher nutritional and sensory quality than the regular cold-stored fruit of the same age. 

Also available (subject to change), products from:

  • 2019 Ithaca Weather calendars from Cornell University Earth and Atmospheric Science/Northeast Regional Climate Center
  • Cornell Maple Syrup from Arnot Forest research facility
  • Collection of Cornell Orchards shirts, hoodies, long sleeves and caps
  • Sweet Sensations Bakery run by Cornell Dining
  • Merle Maple products, Attica, NY
  • Lively Run Goat farm, Interlaken, NY
  • Howlands Honey, Berkshire, NY
  • Martin’s Kitchen, Dundee, NY
  • Darling Cakes, Ithaca, NY
  • Sunbeam Candles, Ithaca, NY
  • Betterbee, Greenwich, NY
  • StonyBrook Wholeheartedfoods, Geneva, NY
  • Heart's of Desire, Little Falls, NY
  • Knapp Farms, Lowman, NY
  • Jackies’s Jams and Jellies, LLC
  • J&K Clayworks, Victor, NY
  • Avital’s Apairies, Ithaca
  • Our 5 acre Homestead, Berkshire, NY
  • Peanut Principle, Syracuse, NY
  • Piggery, Ithaca, NY
  • Crooked Carrot, Ithaca, NY
  • Honey Rock Farm, Ithaca, NY
  • Finger Lakes Soap Company, Van Etten, NY
  • Many more…..

Contact: 607-255-4542

Read more about this unique research and teaching facility:
Poster [.pdf] | Cornell Orchards brochure [.pdf] 

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