What is Available Now–Saturday, 9/1/2018

Fresh Apple Cider

We have some great apples and cider! We always recommend you call the salesroom for availability before you come between 8:00-5:00. 256-437-9254.

Fresh Apple Cider

We make cider fresh several times a week from apples we grow here using my Dad’s secret blend of apples. No sugar or flavors added. Many customers buy extra jugs of cider to freeze. Just poor off some out of each jug to allow for freezing expansion. For parties and holidays, serve it warm in a punch bowl with cinnamon sticks and thinly-sliced apples floating on top. People will be convinced it is a special punch recipe.

Apples

  • Jonagold–a crisp, flavorful eating apple. Try these if you like Honey Crisp. One of my favorites.
  • Jonathan Apples
    Pippin Apples

    Jonathan–a medium size red apple great for eating, making caramel apples, and cooking. Jonathans are my favorite for fried apples and pies because they hold their shape so well. My mother never used anything other than Jonathans for her wonderful applesauce.

  • Gala–a sweet eating apple that is a favorite of our customers.
  • Pippin–a very large, green, tart cooking apple. This is an old-fashioned apple that isn’t very pretty, but it wonderful for applesauce and apple butter.

Asian Pears

Crisp and flavorful, best for eating and adding to fruit salads or topping for green salads.

Moonglow Pears

Pears on dehydrator tray

A firm, eating pear that is also good for canning. I love to dehydrate these and use them to flavor oatmeal or for snacks all year.

Coming Soon-in 1 or 2 weeks:

Mutsu Apples

Red and Gold Delicious

Spartlett Pears

Muscadine Grapes

What is available now–August 26, 2018

Gala and Pippin Apples

It is apple time! Call the orchard salesroom between 8:00 and 5:00 before you come to make sure we have what you want since we sometimes run out of some varieties during the day. Our number is 256-437-9254. We are open 7 days a week, 8 to 5.

We currently have the following apple varieties.

Jonathan Apples
  • Jonathan–a versatile red apple, slightly tart, but good for eating or cooking. They hold their shape very well for fried apples or pie. My mother always used Jonathan apples for making caramel apples and apple sauce. These are my favorite for cooking and dehydrating.
  • Pippin–a very large, green apple that are tart and a favorite of customers for canning, apple butter, and apple sauce.
  • Gala–a sweet eating apple, great for a lunch box.
  • Honey Crisp–our most popular eating apple. Crisp with a lot of flavor.
  • Laurel Red (almost gone for the season)–Good for apple butter
  • Ginger Gold and Ozark Gold–yellow/green summer eating apples. They cook up quickly for apple sauce.
Owner Robert Deutscher

We also have the following items:

  • Asian Pears
  • Moon Glow Pears–eating and cooking
  • Green Bell Peppers from our garden

Peaches, Grapes, Nectarines, Pears, Apples!

White and yellow freestone peaches are available now. We also currently have Early Gold apples, nectarines and seedless grapes. We pick our amazing fruit everyday so please call the salesroom for fruit availability.

The Crow Mountain Orchard salesroom is open seven days a week from 8:00 to 5:00.

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.