Mont-Saint-Bruno National Park Experimental Orchard

At this experimental orchard located in Parc National du Mont-Saint-Bruno, IRDA conducts research and development and the transfer of sustainable and environmental solutions in the area of apple farming. This includes insect monitoring, biological pest control, orchard layout, as well as rationalizing the use of and reducing the potential impacts of pesticides.

Conservation, demonstration, and research

IRDA researchers Gérald Chouinard, Vincent Philion, and Daniel Cormier oversee the research projects at this orchard, including the work of the integrated fruit production and environmental microbiology-phytopathology laboratories, and other activities conducted on behalf of Réseau de recherche et d'expertise pomicole en production fruitière intégrée (Réseau-Pommier), Québec’s apple network.

Click on the link to download the integrated fruit production flyer (in French).

The orchard’s official partners are Producteurs de pommes du Québec, Société des établissements de plein air du Québec, and Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec.

Click on the link to download the experimental orchard leaflet (in French).

The orchard’s main features

  • 8 hectares of arable land
  • 5 hectares allocated for high-density R&D plots
  • 2 hectares allocated for demonstrating integrated fruit production
  • 2 hectares allocated for heritage conservation
  • Eco-friendly high efficiency sprayers

U-pick

The orchard is open for U-pick from September 4 to October 11.

COVID-19: IRDA implemented sanitary measures in accordance with guidelines of Québec Apple Producers and Governement of Québec (INSPQ).

Schedule

  • Monday: closed (except Labour Day and Thanksgiving Day)
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday to Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Weekends and holidays: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

For more information call 450-441-5160.
For available apples to pick : 450 441-5160, ext. 2.

Please note that the orchard is located in an area of the national park where dogs are prohibited.

Prices*

GENERAL PUBLIC

Fresh apples:

  • $2 / kg. Please bring your reusable bags. Reusable bags are available on place at the cost of  $7 each.)

NOTE: You must also pay the entry fee to Parc Mont-Saint-Bruno.

Deer apples:

  • Bagged Deer Apples | 1 bushel: $6
    Box of Deer Apples | 18 bushels: $60

IMPORTANT:

Customers who purchase bags or boxes of deer apples must call (450 441-5160) one week in advance to have their order prepared. The boxes will be delivered by appointment at 335 rang des Vingt-Cinq Est.

GROUP RESERVATIONS

Contact IRDA at 450-441-5160 for more information on rates and conditions. Please note that we only accept school groups for 2021.

You can also submit the following form.

 

* Credit card payment is advocated.

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