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3379 Tailscreek Road. Ellijay, GA 30540.
Phone: (706) 635-5898
Open: August through December; shop hours are 9am to
pm, Sunday 12 pm to 5:30 pm. Pumpkin patch in October. Outdoor Activities and Areas are being Expanded. They typically open for the season in late
U-Pick Apples is planned to start at the end of August
U - Pick hours on Saturdays are 10:30 am to 4 pm and Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm. Weekday Groups by Appt.
Directions: 3.5 miles west of Ellijay (from the Dairy Queen) on Ga Hwy 282 (U.S. 76).
Produce: Apples, cider, peaches, grapes, jams, jellies, relishes, honey, syrup, apple cakes, strudels, cookies, bread.
2020 Prices: Quarter Peck- $5.25 : Half Peck $8:25 :
Peck $16.50 : Half bushel with basket $28
Includes all local & state taxes and applicable fees.
Wagon Rides & Pick Your Own Apples' is on weekends in
September and October or until all the apples are picked in the orchard.
In 2020, $9.00 admission includes a Tractor ride to and from the orchard, pick an apple from the Orchard, a cup of apple cider, an apple cider doughnut, 2 flowers, water, rock & pumpkin painting, games, picnic areas and playground for the kids. There are horses and mules next to the orchard. Pumpkins are in the field, at the U-Pick shed and the Apple Barn. (Pumpkin cost is based on what type or size you pick) Children 2 and under are free. Includes all local & state taxes and applicable fees.
They have a good variety of apples and other pre-picked fresh produce. It's quite a ways from the cluster of orchards in East Ellijay, but if you are coming from the west, Rome, Dalton or Chattanooga, it would be more convenient!
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|
|Early-Mid||Sweet||Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies|
|Red Delicious||Early-Mid||Sweet||Eating, good to blend with other apples in applesauce and cooking|
|Golden Delicious||Early-Mid||Sweet||Eating, good to blend with other apples in applesauce and cooking|
|Mutsu||Mid-Late||Sweet / Tart||Cooking / Eating|
|Mid-Late||Slightly Tart||Cooking / Eating|
|Jonagold||Mid||Sweet / Tart||Cooking / Eating|
|Granny Smith||Mid-Late||Tart||Cooking / Eating|
|Late||Sweet||Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies, cooking|
||Late||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!
Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book