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.

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 here to download the experimental orchard leaflet.

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 August 31st to October 14th.

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:

  • Large bag (about 7 kg): $10
  • Half bag (about 3.5 kg): $7

Honeycrisp:

  • Large bag (about 7 kg): $15
  • Half bag (about 3.5 kg): $10

Processing apples

  • Large bag: $5
  • Half bag: N/A

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: Please call us to place your order. This will help to reduce waiting time when you pick it up.

GROUP RESERVATIONS

Contact IRDA at 450-441-5160 for more information on rates and conditions.

You can also submit the following form.

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