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Panorama Orchards, Inc.
Hwy 515 Bypass, Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone: (706) 276-3813
Open: July-March, Weekends Year-Round, 9 am to 6 pm
Directions: 3 miles south of Ellijay on Appalachian Hwy. 515 (Rt 5 near Maddox Road).
Produce: Apples, cider, fried pies, apple bread, apple butter, sorghum syrup, honey, jams, jellies, chow chow, pickles, peaches, pumpkins and dried apples.
Last check on prices was 2014: $6 per half peck, $11 per peck, $18 per half bushel; seconds are $0.30/lb. Deer apples $3/box, Mixed apples $10 for half bushel box
If you write me to tell me what the prices were when you visit them, I'll be happy to report it here!
Panorama has an orchard, all you see is the farm market situated right along side a highway, so it sees a lot of tourist traffic. Consequently, their prices are a bit higher than the others. They have a very good selection and a huge number of pumpkins, plus homemade fried apple pies, apple butter, Ellijay apple bread and more! They're very helpful and friendly!
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|
|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|
||August 20||Sweet, Crisp, Juicy||Eating, Applesauce, Apple Butter, Pies|
|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!
Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book