Harvest Dates and Characteristics of Common Georgia Apple Varieties
Below is a listing of the main varieties, many other varieties are available. The Ellijay apple season is approximately: August to early December. The apples are listed in approximate order of ripening and harvesting.
|Apple Variety||Photo||Earliest normal start to harvesting||Flavor||Best uses|
|Early McIntosh||July 20||Tart||Eating, cooking|
|August 1||Very sweet||Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies|
|Detroit Red||August 1||Tart||Cooking|
|Ozark Gold||August 1||Tart||Cooking|
|McIntosh||August 10||Sweet/Tart||Eating, cooking|
|Red Delicious||August 15||Sweet||Eating|
|Golden Delicious||August 15||Sweet||Cooking / Eating|
|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|
|Granny Smith||October 5||Tart||Cooking / Eating|
||October 10||Tart||Baking, Eating (very hard apple)|
|October 15||Very sweet||Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies, cooking|
You may want to print this page and take it with you when you go to the orchards! be sure to see the links for the reviews, photos and additional information.
Where, When and More to Find an Apples in Georgia
Note: This page is NOT the Pick-Your-Own apple orchards page (although a couple on this page do PYO). These are roadside stands and orchard markets. The PYO pages are here: North Georgia, Atlanta area and surrounding counties, Macon / Columbus area, Augusta area, Coastal Georgia area, Southern Georgia area
Guide to Apple Orchards in Ellijay, Georgia
There are so many in the Ellijay area that I have put those all on their own page.
Other Apple Orchards in Georgia
Home Canning Kits
This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer, and the bible of canning, the Ball Blue Book. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are reusable)! There is also s simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if your want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
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