Mack Aaron's Apple House
Great prices and the best selection of homemade fried apple pies!
(UPDATED: January 22, 2014)
Mack Aaron Apple House
8955 Highway 52 East Ellijay, Ga. 30536
Mailing address is 2801 Lower Cartecay Road, Ellijay, Ga. 30536
Open: Call or see their website. They do not wish to put current information here.
Directions: 8.5 miles East of Ellijay on Hwy. 52. Not to be confused with Aaron's Apples, which is just down the road!
Produce: Apples, cider, peaches, grapes, jams, jellies, relishes, honey, syrup, apple cakes, strudels, cookies, bread, fried pies.
Prices: Call or see their website. They do not wish to put current information here.
Note: The operators are Bill & Gina Aaron
No pick-your-own, but they have a good variety of apples, great prices and other pre-picked fresh produce.
They also specialize in homemade fried fruit pies. the fried apple pie (see this page for a description and photos of it) is a specialty of the area, and Mack Aaron's also does 10 other types of fruit pies.
Mack 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
them a couple weeks before they are due to start harvesting, as the actual date
and selection 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|
|Detroit Red||August 1||Tart||Cooking|
|Ozark Gold||August 1||Tart||Cooking|
|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|
|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]
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]