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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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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.