Here at Pepin Heights Orchards, we are motivated by one simple premise: apples should be exciting. We know that when you bite into one of our apples, you expect more than mere calories. You expect to revel in the flavor, and delight in the eating experience. We take that responsibility seriously. In fact, our goal is that after eating a Pepin Heights apple, you’ll want another one – right away.

We grow extraordinary apples. We ship them only for a short time, while they are at their peak. We sell them only through top retailers who share our passion for great food, and in our own store.


Apple Pizza

This dish pairs apples and applesauce with savory cheeses for a deliciously complex appetizer. VIEW »


The Miracle Apple

 NPR’s Planet Money podcast looks at how we got from mealy, nasty apples to apples that actually taste delicious. The story starts with a Minnesota apple breeder who discovered a miracle apple (spoiler alert: it’s Honeycrisp!). But discovering that apple was not enough. Pepin Heights Owner Dennis Courtier is interviewed. Listen to NPR podcast Source: […]

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Short but sublime season for SweeTango apples

“For those who love apples, this is a sweet time of year, as local varieties reach the market…” Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Lee Dean interviews Pepin Heights owner Dennis Courtier.  Read article “Short but sublime season for SweeTango apples,” Minneapolis Star-Tribune (September 26, 2014)

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