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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.

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Seedless Grapes Are Ripe!

Seedless Grapes

Seedless grapes are here!! We are just now spot picking. I would call before you make the trip to the orchard as we only have a limited quantity right now. Currently, white and yellow freestone peaches, early gold apples, nectarines and green pears are available.

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