Baby Mac, little Mac, Mid-Mac, Big Mac :)

MACs for everyone for at least another 10 days! YUMMY!

The longer they are on the trees the sweeter they are. Now is the best time to come and taste a MAC!

 

 Now for the GREAT news...drum roll...the HONEYCRISP starts Wednesday Sept 19. If you've never been to the Orchard to pick HONEYCRISP, come now for the best time of your life.

 

The Wagon Rides, Apple Cider, BBQ, Bakery and our world renowned Doughnuts will all be available as well as all the fun stuff for the kids.

Picking Season & Varieties

SILKEN

End of August to Mid-September

 

Noted for its unique white gold porcelain colour and for its outstanding texture and flavour.

 

LOBO

Early September to Mid-September

 

Large and crisp; tart at first, sweetens in storage. We make all our pies with it. It also is a great tasting apple when picked at the right time.

HONEYCRISP

Mid-September

STARTING WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

 

Distinctive crisp texture, aromatic, juicy and a slightly acidic and sweet taste. Flesh is cream coloured. Best eaten fresh. Stores very well.

McINTOSH

Mid-September to early October

 

Originated at 1800 as a chance seedling by John McIntosh of Dundela, Ontario. Excellent for eating fresh, baking pies and sauces. Best all-purpose apple.

SPARTAN

Late September to early October

STARTING WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

 

Cross between the McIntosh and Newtown; originated in British Columbia. Medium size, red variety. Good fresh from hand; makes pie filling, too.

CORTLAND

Late September to early October

STARTING WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

 

Mild, sweet taste and crisp texture. Excellent for salads and fruit plates; resists browning. Good for pies and sauces.

EMPIRE

Late September to Mid-October

STARTING WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 3, 2018

 

Cross between the McIntosh and Red Delicious. Slightly tart; juicy, firm and crisp. Ideal for snacks; makes great applesauce.

HONEY GOLD

Late September to Mid-October

STARTING SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

 

A yellow Golden Delicious type apple. Sweet and crisp, used for fresh eating, pies, salads and sauces.

 

EDEN

Late September to early October

STARTING SATURDAY OCTOBER 6, 2018

 

Juicy, firm, crisp and resistant to bruising and stores well. Resists browning after cutting, making it good for salads, and desserts.

 

AMBROSIA

Early October to Mid-October

STARTING SATURDAY OCTOBER 6, 2018

 

A cross between Red and Golden Delicious. Cream coloured flesh, sweet, crisp and juicy with a distinctive honeyed aroma. Hold their shape in pies.

GOLDEN DELICIOUS

Early October to Mid-October

STARTING TUESDAY OCTOBER 9, 2018

 

Excellent for eating fresh and one of the best baking apples for pies, apple sauce or apple butter.

 

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