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the Main page for apple orchards in Ellijay.
(UPDATED: October 18, 2012)
8036 Hwy 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30540.
Directions: just west on Hwy. 52 from the other orchards. They're right on the highway, so you can't miss them (unless you're driving too fast).
Produce: Apples, cider, jams, jellies, relishes, honey, syrups.
2012 Prices: $6 per half-peck, $10 per peck, $15 per half-bushel.(varies by variety).
Hudson's may be no-frills, and have no entertainment, but compared to some of the other roadside stands, their prices are often best.
Hudson'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.
|Apple Variety||Photo||Usually start harvesting||Flavor||Best uses|
|August 1||Very sweet||Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies|
|Red Delicious||August 15||Sweet||Eating, good to blend with other apples in applesauce and cooking|
|Golden Delicious||August 15||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|
|October 10||Very sweet||Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies, cooking|
|Granny Smith||October 15||Tart||Cooking / Eating|
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]
Illustrated Canning, Freezing, Jam Instructions and Recipes
[ All About Home Canning, Freezing and Making Jams, Pickles, Sauces, etc. ] [FAQs - Answers to common questions and problems] [Recommended books about home canning, jam making, drying and preserving!] [Free canning publications to download and print]