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 the World

NPR’s Planet Money’s video team dramatically tells the tale of the “miracle apple” Honeycrisp changed the world, and the role that the University of Minnesota’s David Bedford and Pepin Heights played in bringing about brave new world of delicious apples.  Watch video (NPR Planet Money, “The Apple That Changed the World”, May 3, 2018)

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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 Pepin Heights long-time owner Dennis Courtier. Even for an apple that’s “better than normal”, the process […]

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