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A.J. Gross & Sons Orchard

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Address: 6817 Wheats Valley Rd, Bedford, VA 24523-5182
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+1 540-586-2436
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00

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"Fall Harvest"

Easy signs brought me here. It was charming and very well stocked on produce and pumpkins.I brought a white pumpkin and some very nice apples. Nice family owned feel.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 December 2016
regina a
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Easy signs brought me here. It was charming and very well stocked on produce and pumpkins.I brought a white pumpkin and some very nice apples. Nice family owned feel.

Thank regina a
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

On a road trip with 42 others and stopped by this old time orchard market. So much to choose from! Fresh fruits, vegetables, lots and lots of pumpkins, canned goods of all kinds....applesauce, jams and jellies, pickles, etc. If you want it, it's probably there! No one from our group picked apples in the orchard, only from the overflowing bins.... More 

Thank 757scf
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Some of the best prices and apples I can find. Love the apple butter and other preserves. Best time to go is during their festivals, Apple Blossom Festival is the second weekend in April and their Apple Harvest Festival is the third weekend in October. There is always food and fun for everyone.

Thank Pamela H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Stayman, Pink Lady, and Granny Smith apples were only fair and overpriced. Blueberry preserve was excellent.

Thank Art D
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Every time I go to the mountains, I have to stop and buy fresh apples. Not far off 43 on the way up to the BR Parkway. We bought a peck of various apples - pink lady, stayman, Granny Smith, gala - and some apple butter and honey. Woman there very informative on the products.

Thank BettyBoop515
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I love visiting this orchard, and I come several times every year during peach and apple season. My husband and I found this place 30 years ago while driving around with our children, and it has become a family tradition ever since. The family that owns and runs this orchard are so friendly. Mr. Gross knows his produce, and he... More 

Thank Linda G
Bedford, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went here today and found that it was just too expensive. Their apples were $1.59 a pound, when all of the local stores charge $.99 per pound. I am sorry to say that we will not go back there.

Thank cokeman72000
Ruther Glen, VA
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I drove to this orchard because of the name AJ is special to us. The people were friendly and the area beautiful.

Thank Fonville H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The orchards are visible on the drive in, exciting the taste buds. You can mix and match all the varieties in whatever amount you want. The nice lady minding the store was very helpful and informative. Lots of canned and pickled fruit also.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Suffolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A little difficult to find, but well worth the effort. The apples were plentiful and fresh. Other treats included fried pies, apple butter, and apple cider. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank Christinedegraw

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