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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)
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Fresh Apple Cider Available!

fall-display-at-winchesterCrow Mountain Orchard apple cider is made 100% from our own apples and is pressed right here at the orchard using special blend of apples using my dad’s secret recipe. We never add any sugar. The cider is pasteurized using the latest technology to preserve the fresh apple taste.

For many years I have served cider at fall parties and get-togethers as a warm punch. Your guests will believe you have gone to much trouble and ask for your “recipe”. I just heat a gallon of cider on the stove with a few cinnamon sticks, pour into a punch bowl including the cinnamon, and add some thin-sliced apples to float on the top. An alternative is to add a bit of seltzer or club soda to chilled cider. This was always my daughter’s favorite.

Not every variety or container size of our fruit is available at the farmers markets due to limited space on the trucks. For a full selection we encourage you to visit the orchard salesroom from 8 to 5, seven days a week.

Fruit currently available at Crow Mountain Orchard: (Please call the salesroom between 8:00 and 5:00 to check on availability of your favorite fruit before you make a long trip. 256-437-9254.)

  • Apple Cider
  • Red Delicious Apples
  • Gold Delicious Apples
  • Jonagold Apples
  • Jonathan Apples
  • Pippin Apples
  • McIntosh Apples (currently limited while we wait for more to ripen)
  • Asian Pears
  • Muscadine Grapes
  • Spartlett Pears

 

 

Mutsu Apples Starting to Get Ripe!

Apples just picked

Apples just picked

Mutsu apples have just started getting picked. We currently have a limited number in the orchard salesroom, so call before you come for them between 8:00-5:00, 256-437-9254.

Red and Gold Delicious and Jonagold apples are  customer favorites. This is the very best time to buy them. They are wonderful eating apples. Gold Delicious and Jonagold can be used for cooking. Several customers who do not cook with sugar use the Gold Delicious for cooking since they are naturally sweet.

If you have not tried the Jonagold, I recommend it to anyone who loves the Honeycrisp apples. They are crisp and have a similar sweet/tart flavor.

We hope to have fresh cider in one to two weeks.

Please call the salesroom between 8:00 and 5:00 to check on availability of your favorite fruit before you make a long trip. 256-437-9254.

Not all varieties or sizes are available at the farmers markets.

Fruit currently available at Crow Mountain Orchard:

  • Mutsu Apples (limited quantities–call before you go)
  • Red Delicious Apples
  • Gold Delicious Apples
  • Jonagold Apples
  • Jonathan Apples
  • Pippin Apples
  • McIntosh Apples (currently out of stock while we wait for more to ripen)
  • Asian Pears
  • Muscadine Grapes
  • Seedless Grape (almost gone for the season)
  • Spartlett Pears
Pears on dehydrator tray

Pears on dehydrator tray

If you dehydrate fruit, make sure you try drying the Spartlett pears. Dried pears have a more intense pear taste and sweetness that makes them great for a healthy snack. My favorite use for them is to add them to oatmeal which naturally sweetens it.

 

 

Red and Gold Delicious and Jonagold Apples Available!

Gold Delicious Trees

Gold Delicious Trees

Red and Gold Delicious and Jonagold apples are  customer favorites. This is the very best time to buy them. They are wonderful eating apples. Gold Delicious and Jonagold can be used for cooking. Several customers who do not cook with sugar use the Gold Delicious for cooking since they are naturally sweet.

If you have not tried the Jonagold, I recommend it to anyone who loves the Honeycrisp apples. They are crisp and have a similar sweet/tart flavor.

We hope to have fresh cider in one to two weeks.

Fruit currently available at Crow Mountain Orchard: (Please call the salesroom between 8:00 and 5:00 to check on availability of your favorite fruit before you make a long trip. 256-437-9254.)

  • Red Delicious Apples
  • Gold Delicious Apples
  • Jonagold Apples
  • Jonathan Apples
  • Pippin Apples
  • McIntosh Apples (currently limited while we wait for more to ripen)
  • Asian Pears
  • Muscadine Grapes
  • Seedless Grapes
  • Spartlett Pears
Pears on dehydrator tray

Pears on dehydrator tray

If you dehydrate fruit, make sure you try drying the Spartlett pears. Dried pears have a more intense pear taste and sweetness that makes them great for a healthy snack. My favorite use for them is to add them to oatmeal which naturally sweetens it.

 

 

Honeycrisp Apples Available for a Short Time

Galas and Pippins at the farmers market

Galas and Pippins at the farmers market

We have a very limited quantity of Honeycrisp apples. They won’t last long. Call the orchard between 8-5 before you come. 256-437-9254.

We currently have apples, yellow and white peaches, nectarines, and seedless grapes available at the orchard. Please call for availability between 8am-5 pm before you come, 256-437-9254. If we are busy, we may run out of something for the day. We are also getting near to the end of the peaches for the season, so get them while you can.

Guntersville Farmers MarketWhat we sell at the farmers markets may vary due to availability of fruit when we load the trucks, and limited space on our trucks. If some particular fruit or size isn’t available at your local farmers market, please visit the orchard salesroom for the widest selection of fruit and container sizes. Our farmers market schedule and market locations are available on our website.

Jonathan Apples

Jonathan Apples

Apples

  • Jonathan–a little bit tart, good for eating and cooking. Holds its shape well when making pies and fried apples. These were my mother’s favorite for making applesauce.
  • Gala–sweet eating apple
  • Pippin–large, green, tart, cooking apple

Peaches

  • Yellow and white freestone peaches, limited quantities in 2 quart boxes only. #2 quality peaches in larger boxes including 1/2 bushels for $15 and two 1/2 bushel boxes for $25.

ASIAN PEARS

Nectarines

Seedless Grapes

Jonathan, Pippin, Gala Apples at the Orchard

Pippin Apples

Pippin Apples

We currently have apples, yellow and white peaches, nectarines, and seedless grapes available at the orchard. Please call for availability between 8am-5 pm before you come, 256-437-9254. If we are busy, we may run out of something for the day. We are also getting near to the end of the peaches for the season, so get them while you can.

 

Guntersville Farmers MarketWhat we sell at the farmers markets may vary due to availability of fruit when we load the trucks, and limited space on our trucks. If some particular fruit or size isn’t available at your local farmers market, please visit the orchard salesroom for the widest selection of fruit and container sizes. Our farmers market schedule and market locations are available on our website.

Gala Apples

Gala Apples

Apples

  • Jonathan–a little bit tart, good for eating and cooking. Holds its shape well when making pies and fried apples. These were my mother’s favorite for making applesauce.
  • Gala–sweet eating apple
  • Pippin–large, green, tart, cooking apple

Peaches

  • Yellow and white freestone peaches, limited quantities in 2 quart boxes only. #2 quality peaches in larger boxes including 1/2 bushels for $15 and two 1/2 bushel boxes for $25.

ASIAN PEARS

Nectarines

Nectarines

Nectarines

Seedless Grapes

Pippin, Buckingham, Gala Apples at the Orchard

Pippin Apples

Pippin Apples

We currently have apples, yellow and white peaches, nectarines, and seedless grapes available at the orchard. Please call for availability between 8am-5 pm before you come, 256-437-9254. If we are busy, we may run out of something for the day.

 

Guntersville Farmers MarketWhat we sell at the farmers markets may vary due to availability of fruit when we load the trucks, and limited space on our trucks. We do not accept special orders for the farmers markets due to limited space and too many opportunities for error. We run 3 different trucks/trailers 13 times to 7 different markets each week. If some particular fruit or size isn’t available at your local farmers market, please visit the orchard salesroom for the widest selection of fruit and container sizes. Our farmers market schedule and market locations are available on our website.

Gala Apples

Gala Apples

Apples

  • Gala–sweet eating apple
  • Pippin–large, green, tart, cooking apple
  • Buckingham–green, cooking apple

Peaches

  • Yellow and white freestone peaches
Nectarines

Nectarines

Nectarines

Seedless Grapes