Looking for Georgia Apples: Harvest Dates and Characteristics of Georgia Apple Varieties in 2023? Scroll down this page and follow the links. And if you bring home some fruit or vegetables and want to can, freeze, make jam, salsa or pickles, see this page for simple, reliable, illustrated canning, freezing or preserving directions. There are plenty of other related resources, click on the resources dropdown above. If you are having a hard time finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.
|Apple Variety||Photo||Earliest normal start to harvesting||Flavor||Best uses|
|Early McIntosh||July 20||Tart||Eating, cooking|
|August 1||Very sweet||Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies|
|Detroit Red||August 1||Tart||Cooking|
|Ozark Gold||August 1||Tart||Cooking|
|McIntosh||August 10||Sweet/Tart||Eating, cooking|
|Red Delicious||August 15||Sweet||Eating|
|Golden Delicious||August 15||Sweet||Cooking / Eating|
|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|
|Granny Smith||October 5||Tart||Cooking / Eating|
||October 10||Tart||Baking, Eating (very hard apple)|
|October 15||Very sweet||Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies, cooking|
You may want to print this page and take it with you when you go to the orchards! be sure to see the links for the reviews, photos and additional information.
Note: This page is NOT the Pick-Your-Own apple orchards page (although a couple on this page do PYO). These are roadside stands and orchard markets. The PYO pages are here: North Georgia, Atlanta area and surrounding counties, Macon / Columbus area, Augusta area, Coastal Georgia area, Southern Georgia area
There are so many in the Ellijay area that I have put those all on their own page.
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