Oak Hill Orchard
Fast service, very good prices, no PYO
Oak Hill Orchards
4986 Highway 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30540
Unfortunately Oak Hill is closed, not to reopen.
Oak Hill's was another no-frills stand compared to some of the other roadside stands, but in my experience, their prices are often among the best.
Produce: Produce: Apples, cider, peaches, grapes, jams, jellies, relishes, honey, syrup, apple cakes, strudels, cookies, bread, fried pies.
2005 prices: $16/bushel
A nice stop to get excellent apples at the best prices, and with little waiting. they don't offer any entertainment, but if you want to get good apples, in a hurry and at at good price, this is the place to stop.
The apples are already bagged and waiting, along with the usual selection of homemade jams, jellies, preserves, pickles and specialties.
Oak Hill'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|
|Detroit Red||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!
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