Fruit Calendar

These are estimated datesActual  dates when fruit is available varies from year to year depending on weather conditions.
Quantities of certain fruits may be limited or unavailable. Please call the orchard salesroom from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm during fruit season to check on fruit availability. 256-437-9254


Blueberries About June 5
Blackberries About June 20
Cling Peaches About June 25
Early Gold Apples (tart, cooking and eating) About June 25


Semi-Freestone Yellow Peaches (Red Havens) About 1st week
Plums About 1st week
Freestone Yellow and White Peaches (Many different varieties, sweet, good for eating and preserving) About 2nd week
Seedless Grapes (green, red, and purple) About 2nd week
Pears About 2nd week
Asian Pears About 3rd week
Nectarines About 3rd week
Indian Cling Peaches (Red flesh, good for eating, pickling, and preserving) About 3rd week
Ginger Gold Apples (Sweet/tart, good eating apple) About 4th week


Peaches, pears, grapes, plums, etc. usually available until the middle of the month.  
Gala Apples (Sweet eating apple) Early in the month
Pippin Apples (Large, tart, green cooking apple, good for drying, applesauce, and applebutter) About the 2nd week
Ozark Gold Apples (Good for cooking and eating) About the 2nd week
Honey Crisp Apples (Sweet-tart, crisp eating apple) About 3rd week
Jonathan Apples (Tart, red, good for cooking and eating) About 3rd week
McIntosh Apples (Not as tart as Jonathan, good for eating and cooking) Toward end of month


Jonathan and McIntosh Apples will still be available.  
Jonagold Apples (Cross between Jonathan and Gold Delicious, good eating apple) About 1st week
Red Delicious Apples (Sweet eating apple) About 2nd week
Gold Delicious Apples (Sweet eating apple) About 2nd week
Mutsu Apples (Good eating apple) About 2nd week
Fresh Apple Cider About 2nd week
Rome Beauty Apples (Good for eating and baking) About 3rd week


Cider, Jonathan, Red Delicious and other varieties of apples may still be available.  
Winesap (tart, good for pies) Early in the month
Fuji (Sweet Eating Apple similar to Gala) Early in the month
Granny Smith (tart, good for pies, drying, canning) Early in the month
Arkansas Black (very hard) Middle of the month
Pink Lady (crisp, juicy, sweet/tart, stores well) End of the month


Cider, Pink Lady, Jonathan, Red Delicious and other varieties of apples might still be available. Closing date for the season varies from year to year.

128 thoughts on “Fruit Calendar

  1. Virginia

    what is the cost of each of the fruits in bulk size and medium size??? and small size??? peaches, apples, grapes, pears, and everything else that you have to sell. so we can have cash since you don’t take checks or credit cards. have been there before and could not get anything because of this we did not know your rules, we live out of state and want to visit soon. please let us know by email… thank you!!!!!!

    1. Shirley

      We have customers who like to dry several varieties of apples including Gold Delicious, Mutsu, Pippin, Winesap, etc. Gold Delicious work well in fried pies. My favorites for drying are Jonathan, Granny Smith, and Pink Lady. They are a good size for my peeler/slicer. I also prefer tart apples for cooking. Jonathan is my favorite for fried apples, pies, etc. Granny Smith hold their color and shape well when dried or cooked. I don’t like McIntosh for drying. They turn brown even treated and are a little mushy for the peeler/slicer. I hope this helps.

    2. I prefer Golden Delicious. I freeze my dehydrated apple slices (in Zip Loc bags). Makes great fried pies. Also good to eat while are still frozen.
      Millie Holmes

    1. Sorry, Bobby. The Jonagold, Gala, and Fuji apples were picked and sold quite awhile ago. The only varieties we have left are posted on the home page under “Fruit currently available.”

    1. Thanks, Jonathan. Yes, the peaches have just started coming in. Right now we have semi-cling in limited quantities. The main crop of freestone yellow and white peaches should be getting ripe in a couple of weeks.

    1. The Red Havens will probably be another week or two. They are typically ripe by now, but are really late this year. I will post it as soon as they are ripe.

  2. Marty

    Hello, Are the grapes, nectarines ready as yet? And also any big peaches? Which type peaches are best for freezing, and do you have any now?
    Thank you, Marty

    1. The grapes may be ready in one to two weeks. The nectarines are expected to start coming in during the next week, although quantities will be limited. Right now we have semi-cling peaches that are very good, but the larger freestone (clear seed) that are great for freezing should be getting ripe within the next couple of weeks. I will post them when they are ready.

  3. Michelle Burkett

    Hello. Will the Honey Crisp apples be ready around the 3rd week of August as it states on your calendar? Thank you…

    1. Michelle, there is no way to know for sure yet when the Honey Crisp will be ready. My guess is they will be later than usual since everything else is running a couple of weeks late this year. I love the Honey Crisp. I will post a note as soon as Dad has an idea when they will be getting ripe.

    1. Hi, Shannon. Yes, we will be open. I recommend you call the salesroom (256-437-9254) and get your group scheduled and let Barb and Michelle know what time you will be there.

  4. My daughter and I visited for the first time today. We were not disappointed, we purchased two big buckets of tasty cherries. The winding road up was an adventure & I had previously read about it’s history..Will be back for peaches to can soon!

  5. brenda

    Thank you so much for all your help and for all the good fruits you all supply us with. I hope to get in on allot more of your selection this year. see you soon for some blueberries. .Brenda in Huntland

    1. Mary, I talked to my sister at the orchard a few minutes ago. She said they will have some Indian Cling, but it may be a couple of weeks. I will post a notice as soon as they come in. They are one of the last peaches to get ripe.

    1. I am sorry Car Tor. I just found out from Dad that the Winchester market hasn’t finished their new building yet. We won’t be going for another couple of weeks when they get it finished. We didn’t know until today. I am going to put up a post now to let people know. I am sorry for your inconvenience.

    1. Teresa, you will get email updates of all my posts by “Following” our website. Look in the column on the right side of the page almost to the bottom. You will see a button with “Follow” on it under the heading, “Follow Blog via Email”. That is all you have to do to get emails of our updates. If you are on Facebook, you can also “like” our Facebook page and get updates that way.

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  18. Helen Blevins

    So glad you are now represented at Franklin County, TN, farmers’ market. Can’t wait for your freestone peaches & Mutsu apples.

    1. Carolyn, we will post it on our webpage and Facebook when the Indian Cling get ripe. To receive an email, go to the bottom right column of our webpage and put your email address in “Follow blog via email.” You will receive an email of all our updates and posts. We have over 5,000 people who follow us online, so I cannot make promises to send individual emails. The Indian Cling should be ripe within a couple of weeks.

  19. Francee Underwood

    I would like to know if one can order from you Jonthan apples? I love them! Do you have any information of what store in Memphis, TN may carry them? I used to purchase these wonderful apples in the Easy-Way stores but they are closing. And other locations are far & in between. Thank you!

    1. I like the Jonathans, too, and there aren’t many available in the south for some reason. We mostly sell everything in the orchard’s salesroom and some local farmers markets. A few local grocery stores buy from us, but not as far away as Memphis. We don’t ship our apples. I’m sorry I can’t help you get your Jonathans, Francee.

    1. The Granny Smiths aren’t ripe yet. It may be another couple of weeks. They will be the same price as our other apples. $3 for 3 lb, $6 for 1/2 peck, $10 for peck, and $16 for 1/2 bushel. Prices are different at the farmers markets.

    1. Gertrude, I apologize for not replying sooner, but I just saw your comment. Yes, we accept the FNP seniors’ coupons. We have white and yellow freestone peaches.

  20. Jackie Gurr

    Hey we are looking to place a large order for apples asap, but have been unsuccessful at contacting anyone at the number above. Do your guys have another point of contact?

    1. The salesroom number of 256-437-9254 -between 8 and 4 is the best number, but you may try calling Brett on his cell phone at 256-609-0744. Our cell phones don’t always have a signal on Crow Mountain.

    1. The orchard has not opened yet for the 2019 season. None of our fruit starts getting ripe until sometime in June when the early fruit starts being harvested.

    1. I don’t know for sure. As the Fruit Calendar indicates, it will probably be a week or two for Pippins and about a month for Mutsus based on previous years. We don’t know for sure until the pickers start bringing in the bins of apples.

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