Aaron's Apple House
Wide selection, PYO by appointment
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the Main page for apple orchards in Ellijay.
(UPDATED: November 05, 2014)
52 East Ellijay, GA 30536.
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Phone: (706) 273-3180 Email: email@example.com.
Open: August through December 9am to 6pm, 7 days a week
Directions: 8.5 miles East of Ellijay on Hwy. 52
Produce: Apples, cider, peaches, grapes, jams, jellies, relishes, honey, syrup, apple cakes, strudels, cookies, bread, fried pies. Our jams, jellies and relishes collection has increased, and we also now offer cider slushies, boiled peanuts, fritters, Apple Bread, caramel apples, and many other various products. We are re-branding ourselves as Aaron Family Orchards, and have done almost a complete remodel. If you would like, visit our Facebook Page for updated photos. We now do PYO by Appointment
They have a good variety of apples and other pre-picked fresh produce.
2014 Prices: $4 quarter peck, $6 per half-peck, $12 per peck, $16 per half-bushel. $6 per half bushel for seconds/culls (when they have them)
A nice, clean, roadside market with a plentiful selection of apples, preserves and conversation.
Aaron's Apple Varieties
Below is a listing of the apple varieties that they typically carry, in
order that they typically start to be harvested in Ellijay. Be sure to call
a couple weeks before they are due to start harvesting, as the actual date
varies from year to year! Ellijay apple orchards usually have apples for sale from August to late December.
|Variety||Photo||Start harvesting||Flavor||Best uses|
|August 1||Very sweet||Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies|
|Detroit Red||August 1||Tart||Cooking|
|Ozark Gold||August 1||Tart||Cooking|
|Red Delicious||August 15||Sweet||Eating|
|Golden Delicious||August 15||Sweet||Cooking / Eating|
|September Wonder||September 1||Sweet||Very Sweet, Eating, good to blend with other apples in applesauce and cooking|
|Mutsu||September 1||Sweet / Tart||Cooking / Eating|
|Jonagold||September 1||Sweet / Tart||Cooking / Eating|
|September 15||Slightly Tart||Cooking / Eating|
|Stayman - Wine sap||September 15||Tart||Cooking / Eating|
|October 10||Very sweet||Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies, cooking|
|Granny Smith||October 15||Tart||Cooking / Eating|
||October 20||Tart||Baking, Eating (very hard apple)|
Also, see our pages on tips for picking apples at a farm, easy illustrated directions to make applesauce, apple butter, apple jelly and apple pie; the guide to apple festivals and our guide to apple varieties! NEW! Please write me, if you know of any to add!
[General picking tips and a guide to each fruit and vegetable] [How much do I need to pick? (Yields - how much raw makes how much cooked or frozen)] [Selecting the right varieties to pick] [All about apple varieties - which to pick and why!] [Picking tips for Vegetables] [ Strawberry picking tips] [ Blueberries picking tips]
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