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.


HoneyCrisp Apple Galette

If you’re afraid to try to make a traditional-crust apple pie, this recipe is for you. Don’t let its more casual appearance fool you, its Grand Marnier-kissed flavor is incredible. VIEW »


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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For Orchards, Apple Season Lasts All Year

Pepin Heights Orchards and many others across the state depend every fall on apple varieties developed at the University of Minnesota, their busiest time of the year. But for orchards, apple season never really ends…

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