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Route 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30540.
Phone: (706) 273-3026
Open: August through December, daily from 9 am to 6 pm.
Directions: 7 miles East of Ellijay on Hwy. 52.
Produce: Apples, cider, local and regional peaches, grapes, jams, jellies, relishes, honey, syrup, apple cakes, strudels, cookies, bread, fried pies.
Last check on prices was 2014: $7 per half peck, $8-9 per peck and $16-18 per half bushel
If you write me to tell me what the prices were when you visit them, I'll be happy to report it here!
No pick-your-own and no entertainment, but they make up for it with good prices and a good variety of apples and other pre-picked fresh produce. Small, but much less hectic than the larger establishments.
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|
|Detroit Red||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|
|September Wonder||September 1||Sweet||Very 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|
|Cortland||September 15||Sweet||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!
Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book