pear picking in julian at o’dell’s organic orchard (because apple picking is too mainstream)


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

4 Responses

  1. Kirbie says:

    Yum! My goal this year is to go to Julian for the first time. A few of your past posts gave me the motivation. I was going to do apple picking but pear picking sounds like fun too

    • mary says:

      I love going up to Julian! I haven’t been fruit picking since I was a kid but it’s pretty fun. We also had a picnic lunch while we were up there and then got the obligatory apple pie. There are a few orchards that have both apples and pears if you want to try that!

  2. What a great post! I never knew about the pear orchards in Julian. Very nice to know. If we don’t do it this year, we’ll do it next year. Seems like a lot of fun!

    Haha, “apple picking is too mainstream!” (0) ___(o)

    FYI – there is an article in today’s Food section of the Union Tribune about Julian apples. They interviewed a chef, (local boy from Julian), Jeremy Manley. We went to his restaurant a couple of years back, Jeremy’s on the Hill (kind of upscale for Julian but better than the stuff they have on their main touristy drag; this place is out of the way)….

    • mary says:

      Thanks, CC! I’m not really a hipster, I just thought it was funny to say hehe. The apple orchards seem to sometimes be overcrowded and this place was a bit more kick back – at least when we went! I have heard of Jeremy’s on the Hill but have never been. On this trip we brought our own lunch since we had Maya with us and I feel like most of the places to eat in Julian is just tourist traps.

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