Local apple orchard launches new attraction

Sekapp Orchard is open seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Posted: Sep 3, 2018 9:27 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A local apple orchard is getting creative to drawn in large crowds this fall.

This comes after a hail storm in June damaged some of the apples at Sekapp Orchard.

Fred Kappauf is the owner and operator of Sekapp Orchard. With more than 7,000 trees, it’s a lot to keep track of.

“The apples really come into season though labor day weekend,” Kappauf said. “The Honeycrisp are coming in right now, we've got nice Zestar. There's a couple different cooking apples, some pears, some plums.”

To keep people on their toes, the thought of something new: an apple launcher.

For $5, you can get a basket of apples to launch at numbered signs in a field.

The fun doesn’t stop there. Kappauf actually stands out in the field and acts as a moving target.

“I come out here and play a moving target for the kids to shoot at and the moms and dads,” Kappauf said. “It's pretty fun, you know we make a good game out of it.”

Sekapp Orchard is open seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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