Pumpkin spice may abound in the fall, but South Carolinians know that apples are just as versatile—and delicious! Homemade apple pies, apple jam, apple butter, apple fritters, and fried apple pies are just a few of the savory southern treats you look forward to each fall. Getting hungry yet? Head to these best apple orchards in South Carolina and fill your basket with the tastiest apples in the Palmetto State.
The views at Chattooga Belle Farm are stunning. For just $1 per pound, you can pick to your heart’s content and keep your kitchen full of yummy apple goodies all season long. If you don’t want to pick your own, pick up some fresh Gala or Golden Supreme apples in their store.
There isn’t much in Mountain Rest, but the apple picking makes the entire trip worthwhile. Here you can pick your fill of over a dozen varieties, including Granny Smith, Arkansas Black, and Winesap. They also offer picnic tables so bring a lunch and enjoy a day at the orchard.
As the home of everything apple, this orchard knows how to please every apple lover. Grab a cup of apple cider, then head out to the orchard to pick your own apples. Their Stayman Winesap is a delectable mix of sweetness with a hint of tart, and will have you wishing it were picking season all year long.
Specializing in 12 types of fruit, visitors flock to MacGregor Orchard to find some of the best apples in the state. They also make apple butter and applesauce at their farm, ready for you to take home with you. And don’t forget to grab a cup of fresh pressed apple cider—it’s tough to find any better.