Peaches, Grapes, Gala Apples, Asian Pears…

Get your summer fruit now! We are moving towards the end of many of your favorites. Right now we have these varieties. Call the salesroom between 8:00 and 5:00 to confirm what is available. We sell a lot of fruit and may run out of something anytime. 256-437-9254.

  • Gala Apples–may be red variety or traditional Gala, one of the sweetest eating apples, good for lunch boxes and snacks
  • Freestone Yellow and White Peaches
  • Asian Pears–large this year
  • Purple Seedless Grapes–near the end. A later variety with seeds will be ripening soon.
  • Buckingham Apples–green cooking apple, some customers love them for applesauce or apple butter
  • Ginger Gold Apples
  • Smaller, sweet, sugar pears–I brought some home today to dehydrate! We won’t have these type of pears long.

Indian Cling Peaches Are Here!

Indian Cling peaches are starting to come in. They are the absolute best pickling peach. We also have Ginger Gold apples, sweet eating pears, yellow and white freestone peaches, and seedless grapes. Nectarines are all but gone for the season with only a few left to pick later this week. Just a reminder to please call the sales room before making the trip out. We pick our fruit everyday and do run out of items. 256-437-9254.

We will be at the Guntersville, Scottsboro and Winchester farmers markets tomorrow, Tuesday, July 30, from 7am-12pm or sooner if we sell out. We sell at the markets in Guntersville, Scottsbore, and Winchester on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, Fort Payne on Monday mornings, Rainsville on Thursdays at 4:00, and Jasper County, TN on Friday mornings. You can find the addresses and times on the right column of our website.

What’s Available Now–Sept 22, 2018

Red Delicious fresh picked in a field bin.

We have some great apples and cider! We always recommend you call the salesroom for availability before you come between 8:00-5:00, 7 days a week. 256-437-9254.

Muscadine Grapes–bronze and dark purple

Muscadine Grapes are native to the Southeastern United States. Because of their thick and strong skin, they are well adapted to hot and humid climates where other types of grapes don’t prosper. Muscadines are a local favorite for making wine, jam, and jellies. These grapes are noted for their high nutritional value.

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

  • Gold Delicious–Just starting to get ripe. These are favorite apple for many customers. Crisp, sweet, and good for eating or cooking.
  • Red Delicious–crisp, sweet eating apple
  • Jonagold–a crisp, flavorful eating apple. Try these if you like Honey Crisp. One of my favorites.
  • 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–almost gone. Call before you go for Galas.
  • McIntosh Apples–a white-fleshed eating and cooking apple. Great in apple cake.

Spartlett Pears

Only a few boxes left. These are the last pears for the season. Call before you go for pears.

Asian Pears

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

Coming any day:

Mutsu Apples

 

What is Available Now–Gold Delicious and Shizuka

Gold Delicious

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

  • Gold Delicious–Just starting to get ripe. These are favorite apple for many customers. Crisp, sweet, and good for eating or cooking.
  • ShizukaSame parentage as Mutsu (Crispin). Large. Yellow with red-orange blush. Sweeter with less acid than Mutsu (not necessarily preferable), but excellent flavor.
  • 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 Delicious

Spartlett Pears

Muscadine Grapes

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

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.

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.

Fresh Apple Cider Available!

fall-display-at-winchesterCrow Mountain Orchard apple cider is made 100% from our own apples and is pressed right here at the orchard using special blend of apples using my dad’s secret recipe. We never add any sugar. The cider is pasteurized using the latest technology to preserve the fresh apple taste.

For many years I have served cider at fall parties and get-togethers as a warm punch. Your guests will believe you have gone to much trouble and ask for your “recipe”. I just heat a gallon of cider on the stove with a few cinnamon sticks, pour into a punch bowl including the cinnamon, and add some thin-sliced apples to float on the top. An alternative is to add a bit of seltzer or club soda to chilled cider. This was always my daughter’s favorite.

Not every variety or container size of our fruit is available at the farmers markets due to limited space on the trucks. For a full selection we encourage you to visit the orchard salesroom from 8 to 5, seven days a week.

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.)

  • Apple Cider
  • 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
  • Spartlett Pears

 

 

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.