The Red Apple Barn
Convenient to the west
(UPDATED: September 06, 2014)
Red Apple Barn
3379 Tailscreek Road. Ellijay, GA 30540.
Phone: (706) 635-5898
Open: August through December 9am-6pm, Sunday 12 pm to 5:30 pm. Pumpkin patch in October
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.
2012 Prices: $6 per half peck, $10 per peck and $20 per half bushel (couldn't get hold of them by phone to get an update for this year - it goes straight into a recording)
No pick-your-own, but they 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|
|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|
||Late||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]
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[ 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]