Cherry Crop Status


We will update this page as the season progresses


Current Status

The cherries are in full bloom.  We had good weather for the first 5 days of the bloom, with active bees.  It is now quite cold, with rain, which is unfortunate, because the bees can’t get out to do their job.  The bloom is lighter than past years, and with the rain, we may have fewer cherries, but this will also help them be a little larger when they develop. Stay tuned for more information, including opening dates as soon as we have them.

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25 Hockaday Lane, Lakeside MT

For detailed instructions on how to get to the Orchard, once the season is open, visit our How to Find Hockaday Orchards page


Every Day – 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Once the crop is ready, we open every day from 8 – 6, until the crop is gone. The season can range anywhere from 5 – 15 days.


Need More information?

To get more information, please visit our FAQ page or visit our How the U-Pick Process Works page.

Want Updates?

If you want to be notified when we open, you can subscribe to our newsletter (in the box below)  We will email you when we are ready to open, a warning when the crop is getting low, and another when we are ready to close.  

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