Here at Pepin Heights Orchards, we are motivated by one simple premise: apples should be exciting. We know that when you bite into one of our apples, you expect more than mere calories. You expect to revel in the flavor, and delight in the eating experience. We take that responsibility seriously. In fact, our goal is that after eating a Pepin Heights apple, you’ll want another one – right away.

We grow extraordinary apples. We ship them only for a short time, while they are at their peak. We sell them only through top retailers who share our passion for great food, and in our own store.


SweeTango and Sweet Potato Soup

This soup recipe features quintessential fall flavors – including SweeTango. It was developed by Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of LA’s Animal Restaurant. VIEW »


The Apple That Changed Everything

On the 20th anniversary of Pepin Heights’ commercial introduction of Honeycrisp, Food and Wine‘s Noah Kaufman looks back at how Honeycrisp beat the odds and changed the apples we eat — and at the people behind this phenomenon, including our own Dennis Courtier. Even for an apple that’s “better than normal”, the process for reaching […]

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On Honeycrisp’s 20th Birthday, The Origin Story

This fall, Pepin Heights is celebrating 20 years selling Honeycrisp commercially, that’s the longest in the industry! To get the story about how this phenom apple got started, KSTP-TV reporter Josh Rosenthal talked to Pepin Heights owner Dennis Courtier and to our colleague, friend, and world-renowned apple breeder David Bedford from the University of Minnesota. […]

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