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Hudson Orchard

Hudson Orchard

Excellent prices, no PYO

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Hudson OrchardHudson Orchard -  Apples
8036 Hwy 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30540.

Phone: 706-273-3160.

Directions: just west on Hwy. 52 from the other orchards.  They're right on the highway, so you can't miss them (unless you're driving too fast).


Produce: Apples, cider,  jams, jellies, relishes, honey, syrups.

Last check on prices was 2014:  $6 per half-peck, $10 per peck, $15 per half-bushel.(varies by variety).

If you write me to tell me what the prices were when you visit them, I'll be happy to report it here!


Hudson's may be no-frills, and have no entertainment, but compared to some of the other roadside stands,  their prices are often best.

Hudson'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


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

Ginger Gold.

Early Sweet Eating
Red Delicious August 15 Sweet Eating, good to blend with other apples in applesauce and cooking
Golden Delicious August 15 Sweet Eating, good to blend with other apples in applesauce and cooking

Empire apple

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


October 10 Very sweet Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies, cooking
Granny Smith October 15 Tart Cooking / 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!