Pick Your Own Pear Orchards
Lyman Orchards Pick Your Own Pear Orchards are officially open! Our Pick Your Own Pear trees are nestled on 200 acres of Pick Your Own fruit orchards and fields overlooking the scenic Connecticut River Valley. We have one of the largest pear orchards in Connecticut. It's no wonder why Lyman Orchards was voted Connecticut's Best Pick Your Own Farm!
Pears are one of the world's oldest cultivated and most beloved fruits. In The Odyssey, the Greek poet laureate Homer lauds pears as a "gift of the gods”. Early colonists brought the first pear trees to America's eastern settlements. Pears rank second to the apple as the most popular fruit. They can be eaten and used in the same way as the apple. Softer in texture than the apple, its unique shape reflects its luscious nature.
Pick Your Own Pears
If you're looking for a fun way to spend a day in Connecticut, a visit to Lyman Orchards PYO Pear Orchards is the perfect destination for a wholesome, fun, family-friendly getaway! And because we grow so many varieties of fruits, it's worth the trip! The Pear season lasts for 6 weeks (mid August-late September) and traditionally overlaps the Peach season (mid July-Late September) and the Apple Season (mid August - mid November).
For the best PYO pears experience, be sure to check our daily updates, and read our pick your own tips
Lyman Orchards has 900 pear trees spread over 8.5 acres. We grow multiple varieties of pears. Some of our early season pears include Clapp's Favorite, Green Bartlett, and Red Bartlett. Other varieties include Bosc and Magness. We also grow specialty Asian Pears for picking including 20th Century, Shinseiki, Hosui, and Niitaka.
Pear picking is a great family friendly activity!
Pears are Nutrient-Rich
Below are some of the health benefits pears provide.
- Rich in fiber
- Good Source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K
- Excellent source of Antioxidants
- Rich Source of minerals such as Copper and Potassium
There are so many tasty ways to include these nutritious fruits into your breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert!
Spend a morning or afternoon pear picking at Connecticut’s Sweet Spot®, Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT
While pear picking season is generally considered to be in the fall, each variety essentially has its own little “mini-season.” So keep checking the Pick Your Own hotline 860-349-6015 for updated “what’s picking” news and don’t miss out on trying each variety – you may just discover some new favorites!