Our own orchard-fresh apples are available two ways:
1.Pick your own - Apple picking on weekends only and available only when varieties are ripe in the PYO field...Always check if you like to pick! 2014 will be a limited u-pick year thanks to the harsh winter.
2. Bag your own - Great selection of apples from our own farm available in our APPLEMARKET for the same price as u-pick. The Applemarket is Open daily August through early Nov.
Our spacious AppleMarket features our fresh-picked apples! Come and bag-your-own or pick up pre-filled bag. There are always good buys available for those of you who like to bake, can or freeze.
MINNESOTA GROWN THE BEST OF ALL!
APPLE VARIETIES THAT WE GROW
These are approximate dates - not always available at the time listed since it all depends on the weather. Download PDF version
Average Harvest Dates
|Dolgo Crab||August 15-25||
Crimson crabapple,tart, complex flavor.
|Excellent for jelly .||3-4 weeks|
|Dutchess||Aug. 9-15||tart, tender, juicy||Good for pie and sauce||Several weeks|
|Whitney Crab||20-Aug||Large sweet Crab||Good for eating and pickling||3-4 weeks|
|State Fair||Aug. 18-24||Medium red, striped, crisp, juicy, somewhat tart.||Fresh eating and cooking.||Several weeks.|
|Zestar!||28-Aug||Crisp and Juicy||Excellent eating||6-8 weeks|
|Paulared||Aug 25-Sep 1st.||
Red, crisp, juicy.
|Good for eating, pie. sauce||1 month|
|Chestnut Crab||Sep 3-11||Large crab with super great flavor||Eating||4 weeks|
|Wealthy||Sep 8-16||Red with a white flesh. Juicy sweet subacid flavor.||Cooking, pies, and fresh eating.||1 month|
|Red Baron||Sep 10th||Good eating!||Eating, pie, cider.||4 weeks.|
|Sweet Tango||Sep 10-25||
Red, "sheep nose" shaped with distinct white lenticles
Insanely crisp, mega juicy, complex sweet tart flavors!
|Excellent Eating Apple||5 weeks.|
|Sweet Sixteen||Sep 19-27||Large, crisp, sweet||Eating, sauce, and pie||4 weeks|
|Honeycrisp||Sep 15-28||Minnesota Red with a yellow background. A mouth full of flavor.||Freash eating, cooking and pies.||5 to 6 months|
|Cortland||Sep 25th-Oct 3rd||Sweet/tart. Very white flesh which holds color well.||All purpose. Greata for salads!||
|Macoun||Sep 20||Dark Red, medium size, richly flavored, aromatic, excellent fresh eating quality||Cooking, fresh eating, cider, pie||Keeps well|
|Fristbite||Late September||Medium sized, red striped.||Fresh eating "Pineappley" sweet/tart flavor.||4 weeks|
|Haralson||Sep 30-Oct 8||A Minnesota favorite! Crisp, tart.||Good all purpose apple.||
|Honeygold||Early October||Yellow sweet flavor||Fresh eating and cooking||3 months|
|Liberty||October 5-10||Red, School box size. Great sweet/tart balence||Cooking, fresh eating||6 weeks|
|Regent||Oct 10-17||Crisp, juicy, sweet, good keeper||All purpose||3-4 months|
|Snow sweet||Oct 12-18||Medium Sized Round red. An "improved" Connel Red||
Great fresh eating, cooking, and sauce.
Snow white flesh.
|Connel Red||Oct 12-18||Connel Red is a color sport of Fireside||Great fresh eating, cooking and sauce.||Several months|
|Fireside||Oct 12-18||Large Red Striped on yellow background||Great fresh eating, cooking and sauce||Several months|
|Keepsake||Oct 13-19||Firm and crisp||Fresh eating||3-4months|