We will open Honeycrisp, Cortland, Macoun and Fuji for picking on Friday Sept 15. There are plenty of good McIntosh and Gala as well. The photo shows nice looking Honeycrisp on trees we planted in 2014 – they are off to a good start.
Honeycrisp unlike most apples ripens in stages, so pickers need to choose the reddest apples and leave the others to ripen next week or the week after. In commercial orchards the Honeycrisp trees are picked three times .
The crop this year (including Honeycrisp) is a good one and we need your help to get it picked. There will be cider and donuts on Saturday & Sunday – donuts run out, so come early.
We start our regular season tomorrow Friday September 8 and will now be open daily 9:00 to 5:30, except closed on Mondays. McIntosh (ripest in the old orchard) and Gala are now ready. We have a very good crop and picking will be prime.
There are still some Sansa and Ginger Gold that were not picked on early apple weekend. Zestars were essentially all picked , except for a few small ones. We have 45 more trees grafted last year over to Zestar, so in a couple more years we will have more Zestars.
Come help us kick off a new harvest. Pictures show McIntosh and Gala near the barn.