Georgia Apples: Harvest Dates and Characteristics of Georgia Apple Varieties
This month's notes: February 2017: Stored US apples are still available. See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops.
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Apple varieties in Georgia
|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
[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]
Illustrated Canning, Freezing, Jam Instructions and Recipes
[ 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]