Orchard is OPEN!

The Crow Mountain Orchard salesroom is now open for the 2018 season.

We are open seven days a week from 8am-5pm.

We currently have yellow sweet peaches.

Call before you make the trip out to see us as we currently have limited quantities. 256-437-9254

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What’s Available Now? Great Fall Apples and Cider!!

Apples just picked

Don’t wait to come to the orchard or one of the farmers markets to get your fall apples. The varieties come and go quickly.

This is what we currently have available in the orchard salesroom. Varieties available at the farmers markets may vary.

Fresh Apple Cider

Fresh apple cider–made at the orchard every couple of days

Apple Varieties (We have limited quantities of several varieties due to smaller crops than usual. We also may sell out of a variety for the day.  Please call the orchard to insure the variety you want is available before you come. 256-437-9254)

  • Pink Lady
  • Granny Smith
  • Mutsu
  • Rome
  • Arkansas Black
  • Winesap
  • Jonagold
  • Jonathan
  • Red Delicious
  • Golden Delicious
  • McIntosh (almost gone for the season)

Jonagold Apples are ripe!

Jonagold apples are one of my favorite eating apples. They are crisp, juicy, and favored by people who like Honey Crisp. The Honey Crisp are all gone, but the Jonagold are a great apple.

We usually start making cider in mid-September when the fall apples get ripe. I will post it as soon as we have some.

Here is what we have at the orchard right now.

A skillet of fried Jonathan apples. Serve on vanilla ice cream, pancakes, or stuff them in a flour tortilla and saute until browned and crisp!
  • Canning pears
  • small, sweet, eating pears
  • Asian pears
  • White peaches
  • Jonagold apples
  • Gala apples
  • Pippin apples
  • Laura Red apples
  • Jonathan apples
  • McIntosh apples

The farmers markets may not have all varieties and container size is limited. To learn what is available at the orchard before you come, please call the salesroom  8:00 to 5:00 at 256-437-9254.

August Fruit Update

Pippin Apples

The Indian Cling peaches and Early Gold apples are gone for the season.

Good news is that Pippin apples are ripe! Pippins are very large, green, ugly, tangy apples. Yep, that is true, but they are a favorite for many people who love them to cook with. They make great applesauce, apple butter, and pies. We also have customers who buy them for eating.

Pippin is one of the oldest original US varieties discovered in 1759 on Long Island. Thomas Jefferson grew it, and Benjamin Franklin shared it with the English royal court, causing it to become one of the first US apple exports to England. Dad loves the Pippin, and it has been in every orchard he and his family has planted since he was a young boy–and he is 88 now. Come to the orchard now to experience a true American heirloom apple.

We have only a few trees of Laura Red apples, so we have a small crop that won’t last long. I recommend that our Laura Red fans get them as soon as possible. Call the orchard at 256-437-9254 before you go.

Here is what is available at the orchard salesroom now.

  • Pippin Apples
  • Gala Apples
  • Ginger Gold Apples
  • Laura Red Apples
  • Asian Pears
  • Seedless Grapes
  • Yellow and White Freestone Peaches

The farmers markets may not have all varieties and container size is limited.

Nectarines Gone for the Season

The good news is we still have freestone peaches, seedless grapes, Early Gold (June) apples, and pears. The bad news is that the nectarines are finished for the season.

Seedless Grapes

The sale for 1/2 bushel boxes of #2 peaches is over. The price for a 1/2 bushel box of #2 quality (smaller or blemished) is $15.00. #1 quality is $25.00 for 1/2 bushel, $4.00 for 1 quart, $7 for 2 quarts, $9.00 for 1/2 peck, and $13.00 for a peck.

Enjoy the autumn with a drive up the mountain to the orchard!

fall-display-at-winchester

 

This is what is available now at the orchard. Not all varieties or all sizes are available at the various farmers markets we attend.

  • Fresh Apple Cider
  • Rome Apples (limited quantities. Call before you go to orchard.)
  • Winesap Apples
  • Mutsu Apples
  • Red Delicious Apples
  • Gold Delicious Apples
  • Jonagold Apples
  • Jonathan Apples
  • Muscadine Grapes (Gold only, almost gone. Call orchard before you go.)

The salesroom is open 7 days a week, 8 to 5, at 6236 C.R. 39, Fackler, AL. Bring cash or a check–we don’t accept debit or credit cards. Call us during business hours if you have any questions at 256-437-9254.

Updates–Winesap Apples Are Ripe!

fall-display-at-winchesterOur Winesap apples are now being picked. Winesaps are a slightly tart, crisp, medium-sized red apple that is good for eating and cooking and keeps well. Winesap is an heirloom apple that has been around since Colonial times.

The Asian Pears are almost done for the season. Please call the orchard before you go for Asian Pears.

This is what is available now at the orchard. Not all varieties in all sizes are available at the various farmers markets we attend.

  • Fresh Apple Cider
  • Muscadine Grapes
  • Asian Pears (almost done for the season)
  • Winesap Apples
  • Mutsu Apples
  • Red Delicious Apples
  • Gold Delicious Apples
  • Jonagold Apples
  • Jonathan Apples

The salesroom is open 7 days a week, 8 to 5, at 6236 C.R. 39, Fackler, AL. Bring cash or a check–we don’t accept debit or credit cards. Call us during business hours if you have any questions at 256-437-9254.