AppleHouse entrance

Located one mile west of the main Arboretum grounds, the AppleHouse is open August-December and sells a wide range of apple varieties grown at the Arboretum's Horticultural Research Center and other Minnesota orchards, including yet-to-be-named varieties from the Arboretum’s University of Minnesota research orchards. 

Visitors can also buy frozen apple pies, pastries, apple cider, packaged gourmet goodies, gifts and — in the fall — pumpkins, squash and gourds grown at the Arboretum. During apple season, the North Star Donuts food truck offers apple cider mini donuts, apple cider slushies and warm apple cider.

In November and December, the AppleHouse turns into the AppleHouse Holiday Boutique, selling holiday items as well as apples and winter squash while supplies last. Visitors don’t need a reservation or a membership to visit the Applehouse, and all proceeds from the store support Arboretum research and general operations.

Learn more about our fruit varieties!

Did you know the AppleHouse is the storefront for the Horticultural Research Center? Learn more about the fruit and woody landscape plant research happening at the Arboretum. 

Purple grape variety with a yellow background
Bagged apples on the shelves inside the AppleHouse
Green, orange, red, yellow & white pumpkins & gourds