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8955 Highway 52 East Ellijay, Ga. 30536
Mailing address is 2801 Lower Cartecay Road, Ellijay, Ga. 30536
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.
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
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.
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|
|August 1||Very sweet||Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies|
|Detroit Red||August 1||Tart||Cooking|
|Ozark Gold||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|
|September 15||Slightly Tart||Cooking / Eating|
|Stayman - Wine sap||September 15||Tart||Cooking / Eating|
|October 10||Very sweet||Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies, cooking|
|Granny Smith||October 15||Tart||Cooking / Eating|
||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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