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Red Apple Barn: Apple orchard and Roadside Stand in North Georgia

Red Apple Barn: Apple orchards and Roadside Stands in North Georgia

The Red Apple Barn

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Red Apple Barn

3379 Tailscreek Road. Ellijay, GA 30540.

Phone: (706) 635-5898

Open: August through December; shop hours are 9am to pm, Sunday 12 pm to 5:30 pm.  Pumpkin patch in October. We plan to open on August 8,  in 2019
U-Pick Apples is planned to start August 24, 2019

U-pick hours are Saturday is from 10:30am to 5:00pm. Sunday 1:00-4:00pm. Weekday Groups by Appt.

Directions: 3.5 miles west of Ellijay (from the Dairy Queen) on Ga Hwy 282 (U.S. 76).

Produce: Apples, cider, peaches, grapes, jams, jellies, relishes, honey, syrup, apple cakes, strudels, cookies, bread.

2019 Prices: Quarter Peck $4, Half Peck $8, Peck $14, Half bushel with basket $25 , Plus state & local taxes and applicable fees.

Wagon Rides & Pick Your Own Apples' is on weekends in September and October or until all the apples are picked in the orchard.
In 2019, $7.50 admission includes a Tractor ride to and from the orchard, pick an apple from the Orchard, a cup of cold cider, an apple cider doughnut, 2 flowers, ice water at the orchard, rock & pumpkin painting, picnic area and enjoy the playground area for kids. There are horses and mules next to the orchard. Pumpkins are in the field, at the U-Pick shed and the Apple Barn. (Pumpkin cost is based on what type or size you pick) Children 2 and under are free. Taxes not included.


Tthey have a good variety of apples and other pre-picked fresh produce.  It's quite a ways from the cluster of orchards in East Ellijay, but if you are coming from the west, it would be more convenient!

Red Apple Barn'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


Early-Mid Sweet Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies
Red Delicious Early-Mid Sweet Eating, good to blend with other apples in applesauce and cooking
Golden Delicious Early-Mid Sweet Eating, good to blend with other apples in applesauce and cooking
Mutsu Mid-Late Sweet / Tart Cooking / Eating
Rome Beauty

Mid-Late Slightly Tart Cooking / Eating
Jonagold Mid Sweet / Tart Cooking / Eating
Granny Smith Mid-Late Tart Cooking / Eating


Late Sweet Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies, cooking
Arkansas Black

Late Tart Baking, Eating (very hard apple)
Yates   Late Sweet 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!