Apple Manor Farm is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Fauquier County, Virginia, 50 miles due west from Washington, D.C. We grow mountain fresh apples, pumpkins and other fruits and vegetables.
Apple Manor once was the largest apple orchard on the East Coast. Its mountain soil and elevation are ideal for growing apples.
Our orchard contains 1,000 apple trees planted on hedgerow trellises in the new high density mode of apple production. Our varieties are designed to ripen over the full apple season starting with Gala, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Fuji, Goldrush, Granny Smith, and finally Pink Lady.
Fauquier County is renowned for its rural landscapes and natural beauty. We invite you to visit our farm, pick some apples, and enjoy the mountain scenery.
Our orchard is open on a limited invitation only basis for now.
Apple Manor Orchard
Cow and Calf
Apple Manor Road Markham, Virginia 22643
Orchard Hill Mountain is born
The United States Board on Geologic Names in 2011 officially designated our mountain as "Orchard Hill Mountain" and entered the name into the Geographic Names Information System, the nation's official geographic names repository.
View from Orchard Hill Mountain
"Virginia is the most favored land in the world for raising apples. . . . The three essentials of apple growing--soil, climate and proximity to the markets--are possessed by us to a marked degree. Our mellow clay loam land, well drained, friable and capable of maintaining the maximum amount of moisture in connection with our mountain climate, enables the apple districts of Virginia to produce an apple excelled by none in the deliciousness of flavor and quality and equal to any in high color and appearance."
Virginia Horticultural Society Annual Report (1915), p. 50
"The country around Markham is one of great natural beauty, of fertility, and healthfulness.The foothills of the Blue Ridge surround Markham on all sides, dividing the landscape into valleys and elevated plateaus, covered with forests, grazing fields, and rich farm lands."