Apple and Pear season

It's a beautiful time of the year to be at an orchard laden with apples and pears, just ripe for the picking.
A friend is visiting from Singapore and we decided to bring him to the little town of Bilpin for some good old fruit picking that he wouldn't normally be able to experience in Singapore. We couldn't have picked a better day to go; the sun was out and it was so lovely and warm. We drove past rows and rows of trees heavy with beautiful red and green fruits and it was just picture perfect.

We went to Bilpin Springs Orchard where they had a number of apple and pear varieties in season. I went for the soft pink Fuji and gorgeous Golden Delicious apples which were crunchy and sweet and juicy with every bite for eating fresh on its own. For cooking, I picked the bright red Braeburn apples that were sweet and slightly tart and less crunchy.

I don't know a lot about pears but I did get a couple of Yali pears to bake with. Also, the big round brown Korean pears looked particularly enticing, so we picked some of them too. What a score. They were absolutely delicious; great in a salad and works wonderfully paired with cheese.

Thank you for your wonderful comments on my last post. I am feeling the love!

40 Responses to Apple and Pear season

greenthumb said...

We love to go apple picking up there, such a fun day. Glad you had a good time.

Anouka said...

It looks like a very idyllic place! Very nice photos.

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tinajo said...

I love these pics, I want to go apple picking too! :-)

Sarah B said...

What a lovely outing! Fruit staright from the farm tastes so much better :)

Imogen Eve said...

This is on my to do list with the bubs this Autumn, such a lovely outing to a beautiful part of the world.

Shirley Tay said...

That's a brilliant idea to take your S'pore friend there! I would love to visit places like these too. Love fruit picking seasons!

Chloe Moon said...

Ooo! I love apple picking! I didn't realize pears grew on trees! =) Looks like so much fun!

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Our Neck of the Woods said...

I absolutely love to go apple and fruit picking! It's so fun and I love being involved in the food process as much as possible. I bet your friend really enjoyed it.

Lovely photos by the way :)

Victoria // Oh So Pretty said...

Yummy! I love pears in salad with cheese :)

Latrina said...

How fun! I have always wanted to go apple picking... there's a gorgeous apple orchard near here and I plan to go when the season is right.

You picked some good ones! Fuji + Breaburn are some of my favorites. :) I can't wait to see how you're going to cook them!

Sharlynn said...

How fun!! I wish I had the time to go to a fruit farm and pick with my boyfriend! I know there are some hydroponic farms here with veggies and fruits that you can pick! Thanks for sharing! I love the outdoors!

Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO said...

it's always so nice to see fruits and flowers starting to bloom :)

I hope you're having a beautiful day ~ XO
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My Garden Diaries said...

What an awesome day!!!! I can't wait to hear what you bake with your apples! And you are so right pears are perfect with cheese! Have a lovely night!

maria said...

what beautiful images! Looks like it was a perfect day!

it's been a while since I've visited (sorry!) and I noticed your news in your last post! Congratulations! What an exciting time in your lives. Wishing you all the best for the months leading up to the birth. Hope you're feeling well!
Maria x

Amy said...

Beautiful pictures and view. What a nice day for fruit picking. Now, I want to take my kids to an orchid for some fruit picking fun. :)

lucent imagery said...

We have apple picking for the first time in our plans but when I look at our (delightfully) busy weekends I don't think it's going to happen this year! So glad you had a wonderful time. x

aki! said...

I've been eating a pear each day! I love them in smoothies.

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imfashionstoned said...

OMG what a cute post!! love the spring feeling

Mira said...

Lovely photos. Over here it´s still snowing. Sadly


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Gracie said...

Oh I love crunchy apples and pears. This looks like such a relaxing day.

P.S. I'm soo happy for your news :)

kalpana gurung said...

i love pears,lovely pictures. :)

lacey said...

now i want it to be fall so i can go apple picking! it's nearing strawberry season for us. your photos are lovely.

Malu Swartjes said...

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Natalie G said...

Oh I just love going apple picking, so much fun and the smell in the air is so delicious! Great pics!

Jane said...

I love apples and I can't wait to go apple picking this year! We missed out two years in a row! Boo!

MaysaAndSunshine said...

Wow i would love to visit apple orchard or any fruit farm to pick some fresh fruit iff the trees or plants. That sounds like a fun experience, perhaps this summer.

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josephinechoo said...

wow..i'm so envy that you got to eat really really fresh fruits! i don't think i can get those fresh in SG..and you looked amazing!

Laura Go said...

I'm not a huge fan of apples, but I do love making apple pie! :)can't wait for it to get warmer here so i can pick fresh ones to cook!
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Denise said...

I just found your blog, so first of all, congratulations (about your previous post!) It's so nice to have a baby in the family! You look gorgeous - and the apples too, I love baking with apples!

oomph. said...

i would love to visit an orchard and experience picking the fruit myself!

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Michelle said...

I instantly thought of apple and pear cider when I saw this post! This farm looks like such a fun place to go see. Iv always wanted to go and pick fruit but I know Id probably eat way too much and get a belly ache!

honey my heart said...

mmm apples. what a wonderful season to enjoy! i'm now craving an apple pie.

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Fab pics Trishie, this looks like a lot of fun!

Sarah Jane said...

What a fun day out! There's a strawberry farm nearby us, where you can go in and pick your own. It's so much fun :-)
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vindiebaby said...

Lovely pictures :)

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Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

Lovely photos and they make me think of apple pies. :) Looks like you had great fun.

Stephanie Louise said...

Ahhh, such a fun enjoyment. Nature and beauty! Love the photos. xx

cleartheway said...

Yay apple season! I used to pick the apples in our orchard when I was little. I miss it.

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akiko hiramatsu said...

That is a season of the apples!
bright red apple is so cute!