Daily Farm Updates Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Apple Varieties

What’s an orchard without some apple picking? With a rolling list of available varieties, there’s always something for the apple lover at Center Grove Orchard. So stop on by, we’ve got fun by the bushelful!

Note: Admission for ages 3 and over is required to pick apples.

READY FOR PICKING
U-Pick Orchard is closed for the 2020 season.

U-Pick Sizes and Pricing

1/4-peck bag
3 pounds
$9.95
1/2-peck bag
6 pounds
$11.95
1-peck bag
12 pounds
$19.95
1/2-bushel bag
24 pounds
$36.95
1-bushel bag
48 pounds
$64.95

APPLES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN OUR APPLE MARKET

Apple Market Sizes and Pricing

Bag Size
Weight
Honeycrisp
Other Varieties
1/4 peck bag
about 3 lbs
$3.00/lb
$2.00/lb
1/2 peck
about 6 lbs
$2.75/lb
$1.75/lb
1 peck
about 12 lbs
$2.50/lb
$1.50/lb

Apple Varieties

APPLE
FLAVOR
BEST FOR
SEASON*
+ Fresh peaches
Flavor: Sweet and juicy!
Best For: Eating, cooking, baking
Season: August
+ Zestar! (seconds)
Flavor: Sweet-tart, crisp, hint of brown sugar flavor
Best For: Fresh eating, cooking
Season: August 20
+ Wolf River
Flavor: Mildly tart
Best For: Baking, sauce, drying
Season: August 25
+ Blondee
Flavor: Sweet, crunchy, nonbrowning flesh
Best For: Eating fresh, desserts
Season: September 1
+ Cortland (seconds)
Flavor: Tart with a hint of sweet and tangy
Best For: Salads, kabobs, garnishes (cut fruit is slow to brown)
Season: September 1
+ Gala
Flavor: Crisp, firm, juicy, mild and sweet
Best For: Eating, salads
Season: September 1
+ McIntosh
Flavor: Tender, juicy, aromatic, tart-sweet
Best For: Eating, cooking (if using in pies, add more thickener)
Season: September 1
+ Golden Supreme
Flavor: Unique sweet, very firm with a hint of raspberry flavor
Best For: Eating, salads
Season: September 5
+ Daybreak Fuji
Flavor: Crisp, sweet
Best For: Eating fresh, salads
Season: September 10
+ Autumn Crisp
Flavor: Sweeter than it is tart, nonbrowning
Best For: Eating fresh
Season: September 10
+ Honeycrisp
Flavor: Crisp, juicy, mild, honeyed flavor
Best For: Eating, salads, sauce-making
Season: September 10
+ Jonamac (seconds)
Flavor: McIntosh-Jonathan cross, dessert apple, firm, crisp, tart
Best For: Eating, baking
Season: September 10
+ Crimson Crisp
Flavor: Very crisp, firm, tart
Best For: Eating, baking
Season: September 15
+ Empire
Flavor: Sweet-tart, juicy cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh
Best For: Snacks, baking, cooking
Season: September 20
+ Jonathan (seconds)
Flavor: Firm, spicy, sweet with a crisp snap, all-around good apple
Best For: Sauces, snacks, salads, pies, applesauce
Season: September 20
+ Snow Sweet
Flavor: Sweet taste with a slight tart balance, slow to brown when cut
Best For: Snacks, salads
Season: September 25
+ Cameo
Flavor: Firm, crisp, aromatic flavor, stores well
Best For: Eating, salads
Season: October 1
+ Golden Delicious (seconds)
Flavor: Crisp, mild, sweet
Best For: Any use (when making pies, reduce the total sugar)
Season: October 1
+ Red Delicious
Flavor: Sweet, juicy
Best For: Eating, salads, not particularly suitable for cooking or baking
Season: October 1
+ Jonagold
Flavor: Crisp, juicy, sweet
Best For: Pies, baked desserts, sauces
Season: October 5
+ Lysgolden
Flavor: Crisp, mild, sweet
Best For: Eating, salads
Season: October 5
+ Mutsu
Flavor: Sweet-tart, distinct flavor
Best For: Eating, pies, salads
Season: October 10
+ Candy Crisp
Flavor: Uniquely juicy, pear like flavor
Best For: Eating fresh
Season: October 10
+ RJ Gold
Flavor: Sweet, large eating apple, similar to Golden Supreme
Best For: Snacks, salads
Season: October 15
+ Chieftain (seconds)
Flavor: Sweet
Best For: Eating, sauces, pies, salads, baking
Season: October 20
+ Fuji
Flavor: Mild, sweet, juicy, firm
Best For: All uses, especially snacks
Season: October 25
+ Braeburn
Flavor: Sweet yet tart
Best For: Eating, salads, sauces
Season: October 25
+ Granny Smith
Flavor: Crisp, very tart
Best For: All uses, especially cakes, pies, applesauce
Season: November 1

*Season dates are approximate.

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