Our u-pick apple orchard is opening this Monday at 8am.
Gala and Smoothie apples are both ready.
Gala apple are a sweet apple, great for eating, baking and applesauce. Medium to small size.
Smoothie apples are an early ripening variety of Golden Delicious. They are my favorite Golden Delicious because they are sweet and very crisp. They are mostly yellow with a pretty pink blush. Perfect for fresh eating, and some people like it for pies and applesauce.
If you usually like apples that aren't tart, you will love both of these.
Ruby Mac apples should be ready before long. I'll let you know.
We have a big sign to find the Smoothie. Basically they start halfway down a regular Golden Delicious row. You have to have much self control and not pick all the Golden Delicious you walk right by, but wait until you get to the orange cone and start picking these. They will be much sweeter than the first half of the row. The first half ripens later in the the season.
Bartlett Pears are pretty sparse this year. I only have about 7- 2 gallon size buckets available. I'm sure they will be gone by the end or middle of the day Monday.
Our hours are the same as last year. Monday thru Saturdays, 8am to Dusk, Sundays 12pm-6pm. If you'd like help finding a certain apple, make sure to come before 6pm because after that, it is more self-serve.
Can't wait to see you all! Come get your Gator rides and some crunchy apples to take home :)