Georgia Apples: Harvest Dates and Characteristics of Georgia Apple Varieties

This month's notes: September 2014: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places; strawberries are finishing or done; Peaches are in and early apples have started. Find a local blueberry festival and blueberry picking tips here. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! Make your own homemade strawberry ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

Organic farms are identified in green!  See our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals!. Please tell the farms you found them here - and ask them to update their information!!

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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
Gala

Gala.

August 1 Very sweet Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies
Ginger Gold

Ginger Gold.

August 1 Sweet Eating
Detroit Red

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August 1 Tart Cooking
Ozark Gold

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August 1 Tart Cooking
McIntosh August 10 Sweet/Tart Eating, cooking
Jonathon

Jonathan.

August 15 Tart Cooking
Red Delicious August 15 Sweet Eating
Golden Delicious August 15 Sweet Cooking / Eating
Empire

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August 20 Tart Cooking
Honey Crisp

August 20 Sweet Eating
Mutsu September 1 Sweet / Tart Cooking / Eating
Jonagold September 1 Sweet / Tart Cooking / Eating
Rome Beauty

September 15 Slightly Tart Cooking / Eating
Stayman - Wine sap September 15 Tart Cooking / Eating
Granny Smith October 5 Tart Cooking / Eating
Arkansas Black

October 10 Tart Baking, Eating (very hard apple)
Fuji

Fuji.

October 15 Very sweet Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies, cooking
Yates

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October 20 Sweet Eating
Brae burn

October 20 Sweet Eating
Pink Lady

October 25 Sweet Eating

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

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; and our guide to apple varieties!

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

See this page for apple orchards in other parts of Georgia .


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Picking Tips

[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

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Home Canning Kits

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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. 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 a simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if you want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
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