What is available now–August 26, 2018

Gala and Pippin Apples

It is apple time! Call the orchard salesroom between 8:00 and 5:00 before you come to make sure we have what you want since we sometimes run out of some varieties during the day. Our number is 256-437-9254. We are open 7 days a week, 8 to 5.

We currently have the following apple varieties.

Jonathan Apples
  • Jonathan–a versatile red apple, slightly tart, but good for eating or cooking. They hold their shape very well for fried apples or pie. My mother always used Jonathan apples for making caramel apples and apple sauce. These are my favorite for cooking and dehydrating.
  • Pippin–a very large, green apple that are tart and a favorite of customers for canning, apple butter, and apple sauce.
  • Gala–a sweet eating apple, great for a lunch box.
  • Honey Crisp–our most popular eating apple. Crisp with a lot of flavor.
  • Laurel Red (almost gone for the season)–Good for apple butter
  • Ginger Gold and Ozark Gold–yellow/green summer eating apples. They cook up quickly for apple sauce.
Owner Robert Deutscher

We also have the following items:

  • Asian Pears
  • Moon Glow Pears–eating and cooking
  • Green Bell Peppers from our garden
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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.