SEPT 11, 2021
Although we don’t offer apple picking directly off the tree, we welcome you to fill your own basket from a freshly picked variety of apples. Apples are made of mostly water and are one of the most nutritionally complete fruits. Apples are also high in fiber and are a quick easy snack. Below are a few of our most popular apple varieties and when their season generally begins. Check back after Sept 11, 2021 for variety availability updates.
BARTLETT PEARS: Most common variety of pear. Sweet, juicy and slightly buttery. Most common variety of pear and is multi-purpose. Usually available through September. COMING SOON
CAMEO: Fairly bland with a hint of pear. Crispier than Red Delicious. Better for eating than for baking. COMING SOON
CANDY CRISP: Firm, juicy, and sweet. Some say it has more of a pear taste than an apple. Nice to use for desserts. Season begins early October. COMING SOON
CORTLAND: Mildly tart, white flesh. Excellent for eating, baking, salads and sauce. Season begins mid September. COMING SOON
EMPIRE: Slightly tart, cross between McIntosh and Red Delicious, firmer and longer shelf life than McIntosh. Juicy, eating or baking. Ripens mid September. COMING SOON
FUJI: Juicy, sweet, crispy, and refreshing. Ideal for snacking. COMING SOON
GALA: Mild, sweet flavor. Crisp. Recommended for eating, salads, applesauce and apple cider. Season begins in early September. COMING SOON
GOLDEN DELICIOUS: Mild, sweet, juicy. Excellent for snacking, salads or baking. Season begins early October. COMING SOON
GOLDEN SUPREME: Juicy and crisp wit a coarse/grained flesh. Good for eating, baked apples, and other desserts. COMING SOON
GRANNY SMITH: Firm, crisp and juicy with a thick skin. Tart but yet can be subtly sweet. Great for baking and cooking or on a salad. COMING SOON
HONEY CRISP: Cross between Honey Gold, Golden Delicious, and Macoun. This is a near perfect raw apple. Has a sweetly tart light berry flavor and fantastically crisp. Mostly used for eating, sandwiches, and salads. COMING SOON
IDA RED: Tart at harvest time, mellows in storage. Flesh is white, firm and crisp. Can be used for eating, but excellent for baking. Keeps well in winter. Ripens mid to late October. COMING SOON
JONA-MAC: Cross between a Jonathan and a McIntosh. Firm Flesh, crisps sweet/tart flavor, excellent eating. Season begins in early September. COMING SOON
JONAGOLD: Cross between Golden Delicious and Jonathan. Tangy-sweet with honey-like flavor. Good for eating, salads, juicing. COMING SOON
MATSU (Crispin): Slightly tart, Golden Delicious type apple, excellent dessert or cooking, very large. Ripens mid to late October. COMING SOON
MACOUN: Firm flesh is juicy and snow white whit a sweet hint of berry. Good for eating, sauces, cheese platters, and salads. Very short season which begins mid September. COMING SOON
McINTOSH: Mildly tart, soft, aromatic. Delicious for snacking. Also good for salads, sauce and some cooking. Season begins mid September. COMING SOON
PINK LADY: Sweetly tart, crisp, and refreshing. Holds their whit color longer when cut. Great for salads, sandwiches, cheese boards, baking, and eating. Derived from Granny Smith. COMING SOON
RED DELICIOUS: Very mild and sweet. Best for snacking. Season starts early October. COMING SOON
RUBY FROST: Sweet and tart, crispy, juicy. Good for baking and eating. Season starts mid-October. COMING SOON
SNAP DRAGON: Spicy sweet with a monster crunch. It’s parent is the Honey Crisp, so if you like Honey Crisp you will love SnapDragon. Best for eating. Season starts mid October. COMING SOON
STAYMAN WinSap: Tart. Crisp. Eating. Baking. Keeps Well. Season begins mid to late October. COMING SOON
Our apples are sold by the following size baskets, and should be filled to slightly rounded:
2 Quarts: Approximately 3 pounds. Makes 3 to 4 cups applesauce or 1 – 9″ deep dish apple pie.
1/2 Peck: Approximately 5-6 pounds or 18-20 apples. Makes 2 quarts applesauce or 2-3 9″ deep dish apple pie.
Peck: Approximately 10 to 12 pounds. Makes 3 to 4 quarts applesauce or 5 to 6 9″ deep dish apple pie.
1/2 Bushel: Approximately 20 to 22 pounds. Makes 7 to 8 quarts applesauce, or 10 to 12 9″ deep dish apple pie, or 10 quarts juice.
We also sell them by the pound if you would like a lesser quantity.