Fresh made apple cider and Red and Golden Delicious apples are now available. Within the next few days we should also have Mutsu apples.
We have cider in 1/2 gallon and 1 gallon jugs. Soon we will also sell 1 quart containers of cider, but are waiting on delivery of the jugs. Our cider is fresh-made at Crow Mountain Orchard using my Dad’s secret mix of apples. There is no added sugar or flavorings. Cider will be sold at the farmers markets as well as the orchard salesroom. We often sell out of cider at the markets so get there early.
Jonagold apples just started to come in. Right now our quantities of Jonagold are limited, but will soon be plentiful. Call the orchard, 256-437-9254, before you make the trip for Jonagolds.
Jonagold is a large, thin-skinned apple that is crisp with a sweet-tart taste similar to the Honeycrisp. It is yellow-green and red. It was cultivated from Golden Delicious and Jonathan apples in 1953. Jonagolds are a favorite eating apple and is also good for cooking.
Our large Spartlett Pears are ripe. They are firm and good for eating and canning holding their shape well. I love to dehydrate these pears which intensifies their flavor and sweetness. I use them in oatmeal and baked goods.
To find out approximate dates when your favorite fruit is expected to get ripe, look at our Fruit Calendar page.
Available at the orchard now
- Golden Delicious
- Red Delicious
- Laura Red
- Ginger Gold
- APPLE CIDER
- Spartlett Pears
- Brown Asian pears
Gala apples (sweet eating apple) and Pippin apples (very large, green, tart, cooking apple) are now available.
McIntosh apples were discovered by John McIntosh in 1811 in Canada. It is a round, medium sized apple with a thick red and green skin. It is good for both eating and cooking. The flesh is very white and juicy making it good for cakes and cookies adding moisture. They cook up soft and do not hold their shape which makes them good for applesauce or apple butter. It is a bit sweet/tart. The McIntosh has been a long-time favorite in the Northeastern United States and Canada.
Jonathan is one of our favorite cooking apples and also good to eat! A bit tart, it holds its shape very well making it great for pies, canning, drying, and fried apples. I prefer Jonathans to my second favorite cooking apple, Granny Smith, which gets ripe in October.
The fruit available at our booths at the various farmers markets may vary in variety, package sizes, and price from what is available at the orchard salesroom. We often don’t know ahead of time what will be packed into the trailers for the markets. Check our website for Farmers Market locations and schedule.