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Mack Aaron's Apple House

Mack Aaron's Apple House

Great prices and the best selection of homemade fried apple pies!

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Mack Aaron Apple House

8955 Highway 52 East Ellijay, Ga. 30536

Mailing address is 2801 Lower Cartecay Road, Ellijay, Ga. 30536

Phone: 706-273-3600

Open: Call or see their website.  They do not wish to put current information here.

Directions: 8.5 miles East of Ellijay on Hwy. 52.  Not to be confused with Aaron's Apples, which is just down the road!

Produce: Apples, cider, peaches, grapes, jams, jellies, relishes, honey, syrup, apple cakes, strudels, cookies, bread, fried pies.

Prices: Call or see their website.  They do not wish to put current information here.

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

Note: The operators are Bill & Gina Aaron

Review

No pick-your-own, but they have a good variety of apples, great prices and other pre-picked fresh produce.

They also specialize in homemade fried fruit pies.  the fried apple pie (see this page for a description and photos of it) is a specialty of the area, and Mack Aaron's also does 10 other types of fruit pies.

Mack Aaron'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 them a couple weeks before they are due to start harvesting, as the actual date and selection 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
Gala

Gala.

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

Ginger Gold apple

Early Sweet Eating
Detroit Red

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August 1 Tart Cooking
Ozark Gold

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

Rome Beauty apple

September 15 Slightly Tart Cooking / Eating
Stayman - Wine sap September 15 Tart Cooking / Eating
Fuji

Fuji.

October 10 Very sweet Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies, cooking
Granny Smith October 15 Tart Cooking / Eating
Yates Yates appple October 20 Sweet Eating
Arkansas Black

October 20 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!


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