Our Apples

Our apples are all grown onsite with the goal to provide you with the best tasting apples around!


We are thrilled to offer over 28 varieties of apples. Below is a sampling of apples and when we expect them to be ready this year, check our site for availability. 


  • Orioles - Good eating and baking apple. Cooks down somewhat, stays white. Mid to late August
  • Chestnut Crab - Little apple with great flavor, hint of nuts! End of August.
  • Duchess - Great sauce and jelly apple. Cooks down somewhat. Tart. End of August
  • Zestar - Great tasting apple, a favorite among many for eating. End of August early September.
  • Dolgo Crab - The best jelly crab! Tastes like cherries in pies and pastries. Early September.
  • Ginger Gold - Early September.
  • Mcintosh - Good eating and cooking. Tasty. Rich flavored sauce. Mid September.
  • Honeycrisp - Crisp, sweet and juicy. Best keeping apple. Mid to late September.
  • Cortland - Sweet/tart, delicious flavor. Slices stay white in salad. Excellent pie and baked apple. Mid to late September.
  • Haralson - Hard and tart. Best eating. Excellent pie apple. Keeps well. October
  • SweeTango-Latest apple from the University of Minnesota. Late August, great eating apple. Very sweet with a hint of nuttiness.

Other Products

Our pies, crisps and brats are all made with our own apples!

  • Take-n-Bake Pies
  • Take-n-Bake Apple Crisp
  • Apple Brats 
  • Delicious jams
  • Fresh apple cider- We make our own cider on site. It is un-pasteurized. If you are a hard cider or wine maker send us an email to order your raw cider! 
  • Apple Wood is also available for those of that like to smoke! Email or call us for availability and pricing.
  • Hard Apple Cider! www.number12ciderhouse.com

Orchard Hours

Open 10am-6pm everyday.

The Number 12 Cider House tap room fall hours 

Saturdays and Sundays  Noon-6pm

What's New?

Wood Fired Pizza has been added to the menu. Made in our Fire Truck!


Number 12 Cider House Tap Room

Come try some Hard Cider and sit out on our big deck!


Contact Details

Deer Lake Orchard

1903 10th St SW

Buffalo, MN 55313




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