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Drazen Orchards, Cheshire

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Drazen Orchards traces its history to the early 1800's, when it began as a farm, orchard and wood mill.

David Drazen, who specialized in wholesale fruit and produce purchased the orchard in 1951 and much to the chagrin of family and friends moved with his wife Ida from the metropolis of New Haven to the hinterlands of Cheshire. (At that time the orchard was surrounded by farms and forest.) The orchard had well-known New England apple varieties such as Macintosh, Macoun, Baldwin, Rome and Northern Spy. Trees were large and tall, as was customary, and harvesting required tall ladders and skilled pickers.

Out of care and concern for his many neighbors who live in homes now surrounding the Orchard, son Gordon became an early adopter of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which helps to grow our fruit with the most natural means possible.

Over the past 25 years Gordon replanted the entire orchard in a compact style utilizing a trellis support system which allows for maximum sunshine , optimal flavor, and quality. Now operating the orchard are Gordon's son and daughter- Eli and Lisa ,who make their homes on the family farm along with Won Hee, Kevin and Farm Dog Macoun.

In addition to peaches, plums and pears, we grow many apple varieties including Cortland, Macoun, Honeycrisp, Gala, Jonagold and Zestar. Our farm stand features our own fruit as well as products from local farms and of course pick-your-own. We hope you love our apples, peaches, pears, and plums as much as we love growing them for you.
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  • My favorite orchard in the area by far! The owners are the nicest most hard working couple and it shows. Beautiful apples and fresh produce always. Lots of other goodies also ! The place is... 
    My favorite orchard in the area by far! The owners are the nicest most hard working couple and it shows. Beautiful apples and fresh produce always. Lots of other goodies also ! The place is...  more »
  • Always a great place to pick your own. They are family owned orchard out of Cheshire that is worth the trip to visit. They have a fresh farm stand as well for all of your vegetables as well as... 
    Always a great place to pick your own. They are family owned orchard out of Cheshire that is worth the trip to visit. They have a fresh farm stand as well for all of your vegetables as well as...  more »
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  • Favorite place for apples, blueberries, and peaches. The staff is super friendly and their fruit is amazing. One of the easiest 5-stars I’ve ever given.
  • I had a great time picking apPleS, peaches & pears. The staff was very helpful. You pay for what you pick! Lovely scenery.

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