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.

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Rainsville Farmers Market booth closed this evening

Crow Mountain Orchard is unable to attend the Rainsville Farmers Market today, August 24, due to some equipment failure. We expect to return next Thursday at 4:00.

Jonathan and McIntosh Apples are ripe!

Jonathan and McIntosh apples are ripe! This is what we are selling now.

  • Jonathan apples
  • McIntosh apples
  • Gala apples
  • Pippin apples
  • Laura Red apples
  • Ginger Gold apples (near the end)
  • a few 3 lb bags of Honey Crisp
  • Spartlett pears (good for canning)
  • Asian Pears
  • White peaches

Call the orchard before you go. 256-437-9254

Honey Crisp Apples Are Ripe!

Honey Crisp apples are now available at the orchard. We have limited quantities, and they are usually gone within a week. Call before you come. 256-437-9254.

Near the end for summer fruit

Fall is coming! We are coming to the end of peaches and grapes.  This may be the last weekend for them. There will be peaches available at the Farmers Markets this weekend, but only a small number of white peaches.

We continue to have Asian Pears, Pippin apples, Gala apples, and Ginger Gold apples. Honey Crisp are almost ready. I will post it when we have some.

We expect to have Jonathan apples any day within the next week or two. We usually start making cider in the middle of September.

 

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.

Gala Apples Getting Ripe!

Gala apples are just now starting to come in! Galas are one of the sweetest eating apples and are a favorite of families with children and people who prefer sweet instead of tart apples. The gala apples don’t last long.

We currently have:

  • yellow and white freestone peaches,
  • Asian pears,
  • seedless grapes,
  • Gala apples,
  • Early Gold apples,
  • Ginger Gold apples,
  • Buckingham apples, and
  • Indian Cling peaches.

As always, call the salesroom for availability. 256-437-9254

Indian Cling Peaches Available!

Indian Cling peaches

Indian Cling peaches are in. These are the red-fleshed peaches people have historically used to pickle. The flesh is firm and holds it shape. They look beautiful in the jar.

We have very limited quantities. I would call the salesroom before you come.

We also have yellow and white freestone peaches, Asian pears, Ginger Gold apples, pears, and seedless grapes. We are open 7 days a week, 8-5. Our phone number is 256-437-9254.

 

Asian Pears Are Ripe!

Asian Pears

The pickers brought in the first Asian pears of the season today! We’ll start with limited quantities, so call the orchard before you go. 256-437-9254. Our salesroom is open 7 days a week, 8 to 5.

We also have freestone white and yellow peaches, seedless grapes, pears, and Early Gold apples. A few Ginger Gold apples are starting to become available.

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.