APPLE INDEX BELOW, APPLES THAT ARE IN SEASON HERE AT THE STORE & ONES THAT ARE COMING SOON.

  SWEET CRISP FUJI APPLES (IN STOCK)    Description/Taste:  Fuji apples are medium to large. The thick skin of the Fuji apple is light red with a yellow blush, and is oftentimes lined with red vertical stripes. The Fuji’s interior creamy white flesh is dense, juicy, and crisp. Low in acid, the flavor is mild yet very sweet with hints of both honey and citrus.  Current Facts:  Fuji apples (botanical name Malus domestica) are the successful cross of two American varieties, the Red Delicious and Virginia Ralls Janet. Fujis were first developed in Japan. Some say their name was given to them as homage to Japan’s most sacred mountain, Mount Fuji, but it is more likely they were named after Fujisaki, the location of the research center where they were developed.  Nutritional Value:  Fuji apples contain Vitamins A and C, as well trace amounts of folate and potassium. They are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, which has been shown to help prevent heart disease and promote healthy digestion. A medium-sized Fuji apple contains about 80 calories and is high in both water and sugar.

SWEET CRISP FUJI APPLES (IN STOCK)

Description/Taste: Fuji apples are medium to large. The thick skin of the Fuji apple is light red with a yellow blush, and is oftentimes lined with red vertical stripes. The Fuji’s interior creamy white flesh is dense, juicy, and crisp. Low in acid, the flavor is mild yet very sweet with hints of both honey and citrus.
Current Facts: Fuji apples (botanical name Malus domestica) are the successful cross of two American varieties, the Red Delicious and Virginia Ralls Janet. Fujis were first developed in Japan. Some say their name was given to them as homage to Japan’s most sacred mountain, Mount Fuji, but it is more likely they were named after Fujisaki, the location of the research center where they were developed.
Nutritional Value: Fuji apples contain Vitamins A and C, as well trace amounts of folate and potassium. They are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, which has been shown to help prevent heart disease and promote healthy digestion. A medium-sized Fuji apple contains about 80 calories and is high in both water and sugar.

  SEMI SWEET/TART EASTERN GRANNY SMITH APPLES (IN STOCK)    Description/Taste:  Granny Smith apples have a bright green skin that is often speckled with faint white lenticels (spots). Medium to large in size and round in shape, they are a firm and juicy apple with thick skin. Their flesh is bright white and crisp in texture with a tart, acidic, yet subtly sweet flavor. Granny Smith apples grown in colder climates will often take on a yellow to pink blush.  Current Facts:  A member of the rose family (Rosaceae), the exact parentage of Granny Smith apples is unknown, but they are believed to be a relative of the French crab apple. Most apples are green when immature and then when ripe take on shades of red, pink and yellow. Granny Smith apples, however maintain their green hue both when immature and ripe.  Nutritional Value:  Granny Smith apples are high in cell repairing antioxidants. They are also a good source of soluble fiber, which has been proven to help lower cholesterol, control weight, and regulate blood sugar. Granny Smith apples contain vitamins A and C, as well as a trace amount of iron, most of which is located in their skin.

SEMI SWEET/TART EASTERN GRANNY SMITH APPLES (IN STOCK)

Description/Taste: Granny Smith apples have a bright green skin that is often speckled with faint white lenticels (spots). Medium to large in size and round in shape, they are a firm and juicy apple with thick skin. Their flesh is bright white and crisp in texture with a tart, acidic, yet subtly sweet flavor. Granny Smith apples grown in colder climates will often take on a yellow to pink blush.
Current Facts: A member of the rose family (Rosaceae), the exact parentage of Granny Smith apples is unknown, but they are believed to be a relative of the French crab apple. Most apples are green when immature and then when ripe take on shades of red, pink and yellow. Granny Smith apples, however maintain their green hue both when immature and ripe.
Nutritional Value: Granny Smith apples are high in cell repairing antioxidants. They are also a good source of soluble fiber, which has been proven to help lower cholesterol, control weight, and regulate blood sugar. Granny Smith apples contain vitamins A and C, as well as a trace amount of iron, most of which is located in their skin.

  CAMEO APPLES (COMING SOON)    Description/Taste:  Cameo apples are covered in red stripes that develop just prior to the apple being ready for harvest. By picking the apples as soon as they develop this signature striping ensures their skin maintains the thin and delicate texture Cameo’s are known. Its flesh is dense and creamy white to yellow in color with a crisp and juicy texture. The Cameo’s flavor is the perfect balance of sweet and tart with nuances of both honey and citrus.  Current Facts:  Believed to be a relative of the Red and Golden Delicious apple, Cameo apples that come out of Washington State are regulated by the CAMA, or Cameo Apple Marketing Association. In order to be considered a Cameo, these apples must meet a list of standards based upon taste, texture and color.  Nutritional Value:  Cameo apples are sodium and cholesterol free and rich in soluble fiber, which has been shown to promote a healthy cardiovascular system. They also contain a fair amount of potassium and vitamin C as well as some iron, vitamin A and calcium. A recent study of the newest apple varieties conducted at the University of Bonn revealed that Cameo apples contained the highest amount of antioxidants of all thirty-one apples studied.

CAMEO APPLES (COMING SOON)

Description/Taste: Cameo apples are covered in red stripes that develop just prior to the apple being ready for harvest. By picking the apples as soon as they develop this signature striping ensures their skin maintains the thin and delicate texture Cameo’s are known. Its flesh is dense and creamy white to yellow in color with a crisp and juicy texture. The Cameo’s flavor is the perfect balance of sweet and tart with nuances of both honey and citrus.
Current Facts: Believed to be a relative of the Red and Golden Delicious apple, Cameo apples that come out of Washington State are regulated by the CAMA, or Cameo Apple Marketing Association. In order to be considered a Cameo, these apples must meet a list of standards based upon taste, texture and color.
Nutritional Value: Cameo apples are sodium and cholesterol free and rich in soluble fiber, which has been shown to promote a healthy cardiovascular system. They also contain a fair amount of potassium and vitamin C as well as some iron, vitamin A and calcium. A recent study of the newest apple varieties conducted at the University of Bonn revealed that Cameo apples contained the highest amount of antioxidants of all thirty-one apples studied.

  CORTLAND APPLES (COMING SOON)    Description/Taste:  Cortland apples are medium to large in size, and often rather flat in shape. They are bright red and covered with dark red streaks; often they are capped with a green blush. Their crisp, finely-grained white flesh is exceptionally juicy with a sharp, sweet-tart, vinous flavor.  Current Facts:  The Cortland apple is an older American variety of Malus domestica, one of the many offspring of McIntosh apples. It combines the sweet flavor of the McIntosh with the cold hardiness of its other parent, Ben Davis. Cortlands have long been one of the most commonly produced apples in New York, consistently ranking in the top ten in the state.  Nutritional Value:  Cortland apples are low in calories, high in water content and offer a fair amount of vitamins A, C, and B. They also contain a dietary fiber known as pectin, which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels, and trace amounts of boron, which has been touted for its ability to help build strong bones.  Applications:  Extremely slow to brown when cut, the Cortland apple is perfect for use in fresh apple preparations. Add cubed apple to green and fruit salads. Slice thin and add to sandwiches, burgers, and quesadillas. Use in lieu of crackers and pair with sweet and savory dips or flavorful cheeses. The sweet-tart flavor of the Cortland apple also shines in cooked preparations. Bake into cakes, tarts, cobbler, quiche and galettes, or slow cook to make soups, sauces, and preserves. Cortlands also make excellent cider and juice apples. They do not store exceptionally well, and should be eaten soon after harvest for best flavor and texture.

CORTLAND APPLES (COMING SOON)

Description/Taste: Cortland apples are medium to large in size, and often rather flat in shape. They are bright red and covered with dark red streaks; often they are capped with a green blush. Their crisp, finely-grained white flesh is exceptionally juicy with a sharp, sweet-tart, vinous flavor.
Current Facts: The Cortland apple is an older American variety of Malus domestica, one of the many offspring of McIntosh apples. It combines the sweet flavor of the McIntosh with the cold hardiness of its other parent, Ben Davis. Cortlands have long been one of the most commonly produced apples in New York, consistently ranking in the top ten in the state.
Nutritional Value: Cortland apples are low in calories, high in water content and offer a fair amount of vitamins A, C, and B. They also contain a dietary fiber known as pectin, which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels, and trace amounts of boron, which has been touted for its ability to help build strong bones.
Applications: Extremely slow to brown when cut, the Cortland apple is perfect for use in fresh apple preparations. Add cubed apple to green and fruit salads. Slice thin and add to sandwiches, burgers, and quesadillas. Use in lieu of crackers and pair with sweet and savory dips or flavorful cheeses. The sweet-tart flavor of the Cortland apple also shines in cooked preparations. Bake into cakes, tarts, cobbler, quiche and galettes, or slow cook to make soups, sauces, and preserves. Cortlands also make excellent cider and juice apples. They do not store exceptionally well, and should be eaten soon after harvest for best flavor and texture.

New Apples are arriving daily from 8 States.

Our Peak apple season starts in August lasting through December. We have apple orchards in Virginia, West Virginia, Extreme Western North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington State, New York State, Michigan, & Tennessee.

"We typically get a lot of Northerners moving to central North Carolina & almost always they inquire about apple picking and rightfully so, However we are only 400-500 feet above sea level so high quality apples aren't typically available in this area, let alone for physical picking. This is the reason we have over 16 apple orchards in the states listed above to give us a variety" - Donovan Alexander Watson (Owner)

  Sweet EMPIRE APPLES (IN STOCK)    Description/Taste:  Empire apples are bright red with faint white striations; its top is capped with a light green blush. It is a medium sized apple and round with a creamy white interior. Its crisp and juicy flesh has a flavor that is sweet like a Red Delicious and tart like a McIntosh.  Current Facts:  Empire apples are a member of the rose family (Rosaceae) along with pears and quince. A successful cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh, the Empire contains flavor characteristics of both its parent apples. Empire apples were bred to resist pre harvest fruit drop and have a low likelihood of developing fireblight, a disease common in the Rosaceae family.  Nutritional Value:  Empire apples are a great source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, which has been proven to lower cholesterol and aid in digestion. They are low in calories with only 70-80 calories per apple depending on size. Empire apples also contain vitamins A and C, most of which is located in the skin.

Sweet EMPIRE APPLES (IN STOCK)

Description/Taste: Empire apples are bright red with faint white striations; its top is capped with a light green blush. It is a medium sized apple and round with a creamy white interior. Its crisp and juicy flesh has a flavor that is sweet like a Red Delicious and tart like a McIntosh.
Current Facts: Empire apples are a member of the rose family (Rosaceae) along with pears and quince. A successful cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh, the Empire contains flavor characteristics of both its parent apples. Empire apples were bred to resist pre harvest fruit drop and have a low likelihood of developing fireblight, a disease common in the Rosaceae family.
Nutritional Value: Empire apples are a great source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, which has been proven to lower cholesterol and aid in digestion. They are low in calories with only 70-80 calories per apple depending on size. Empire apples also contain vitamins A and C, most of which is located in the skin.

  SWEET CRISP ASIAN PEAR APPLES (IN STOCK)    Description/Taste:  Hosui Asian pears are the most common variety of Asian pears. They are round in shape with brown skin that has tiny white speckles. The Hosui Asian pear is sweet and juicy with a brandy aroma. It's very versatile and easy to use.  Current Facts:  There are thousands of different known varieties of Asian pears, each varying slightly in shape and color. All Asian pears today are relatives of Pyrus ussuriensis (Ussuri pear) and Pyrus serotina (Japanese sand pear). The Asian pear is known by many names including Nashi, Japanese pear, sand pear and Chinese pear. Though of no relation to apples Asian pears are often referred to as apple pears because of their crisp and juicy apple like consistency.  Nutritional Value:  Asian pears are low in calories with about 50 calories per medium sized pear. They are a good source of vitamin C with each pear containing 8% of your daily requirement and provide a fair amount of fiber, most of which is found in the skin. Fiber rich foods such as Asian pears have been show to help lower cholesterol levels and prevent colon cancer. In Chinese medicine Asian pears are considered a cooling fruit and are used for detoxification purposes and to treat coughs, laryngitis, ulcers and constipation. They are also used in Chinese medicine to help promote a healthy complexion, eliminate under eye circles and relieve retina pain.

SWEET CRISP ASIAN PEAR APPLES (IN STOCK)

Description/Taste: Hosui Asian pears are the most common variety of Asian pears. They are round in shape with brown skin that has tiny white speckles. The Hosui Asian pear is sweet and juicy with a brandy aroma. It's very versatile and easy to use.
Current Facts: There are thousands of different known varieties of Asian pears, each varying slightly in shape and color. All Asian pears today are relatives of Pyrus ussuriensis (Ussuri pear) and Pyrus serotina (Japanese sand pear). The Asian pear is known by many names including Nashi, Japanese pear, sand pear and Chinese pear. Though of no relation to apples Asian pears are often referred to as apple pears because of their crisp and juicy apple like consistency.
Nutritional Value: Asian pears are low in calories with about 50 calories per medium sized pear. They are a good source of vitamin C with each pear containing 8% of your daily requirement and provide a fair amount of fiber, most of which is found in the skin. Fiber rich foods such as Asian pears have been show to help lower cholesterol levels and prevent colon cancer. In Chinese medicine Asian pears are considered a cooling fruit and are used for detoxification purposes and to treat coughs, laryngitis, ulcers and constipation. They are also used in Chinese medicine to help promote a healthy complexion, eliminate under eye circles and relieve retina pain.

  SWEET CRISP GALA APPLES (IN STOCK)    Description/Taste:  Pinkish-red stripes accent the Gala apple's yellow-gold skin. Aromatic, this popular apple offers a juicy crunch and a sweet, tangy flavor. Some Gala strains may be nearly solid red. Gala apples are considered to be one of the very sweetest.   Nutritional Value:  Gala apples are a great snacking fruit as they are low in calories, high in water content and offer a fair amount of vitamins A, C and B. They also contain a dietary fiber known as pectin, which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and help prevent heart attacks. They also contain trace amounts of boron, which has been touted for its ability to help build strong bones.  Applications:  The delicate flavor and texture of the Gala apple shines in fresh preparations. They are perfect for use in fruit, green and chopped salads. Add diced gala to fruit salsas and chutneys. Slice and add to burgers, paninis and crostinis. Their sweet flavor becomes milder when cooked making them perfect in baked preparations when paired with stronger flavored apples such a Granny Smith, Arkansas Black, Pippin and Mutsu. The flavor of pears, winter squash, onions, pecans, turkey, curry, brie, cheddar and Swiss cheese complement Gala apples.

SWEET CRISP GALA APPLES (IN STOCK)

Description/Taste: Pinkish-red stripes accent the Gala apple's yellow-gold skin. Aromatic, this popular apple offers a juicy crunch and a sweet, tangy flavor. Some Gala strains may be nearly solid red. Gala apples are considered to be one of the very sweetest.

Nutritional Value: Gala apples are a great snacking fruit as they are low in calories, high in water content and offer a fair amount of vitamins A, C and B. They also contain a dietary fiber known as pectin, which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and help prevent heart attacks. They also contain trace amounts of boron, which has been touted for its ability to help build strong bones.
Applications: The delicate flavor and texture of the Gala apple shines in fresh preparations. They are perfect for use in fruit, green and chopped salads. Add diced gala to fruit salsas and chutneys. Slice and add to burgers, paninis and crostinis. Their sweet flavor becomes milder when cooked making them perfect in baked preparations when paired with stronger flavored apples such a Granny Smith, Arkansas Black, Pippin and Mutsu. The flavor of pears, winter squash, onions, pecans, turkey, curry, brie, cheddar and Swiss cheese complement Gala apples.

  ARKANSAS BLACK APPLE (COMING SOON)    Description/Taste:  Arkansas Black apples are vivid red to dark purple with a somewhat waxy skin. Its flesh is golden hued and juicy with a fine-grained and crisp texture. Its highly aromatic and sweet-tart flavor mellows and becomes more palatable with storage. The flesh as well will soften with storage, when first harvested the Arkansas Black apple is extremely hard, almost to the point that many would find it difficult to eat out of hand.  Current Facts:  A member of the rose family (Rosaceae), the exact parentage of the Arkansas Black apple is unknown, but it is believed to be a relative of the Winesap apple. Known as one of the best storage apples the Arkansas Black will keep up to four months in cold storage during which time both the flavor and texture of the apple improves.  Nutritional Value:  Arkansas Black apples are a great source of soluble fiber, which helps to reduce cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular diseases. In addition they contain insoluble fiber, which promotes healthy digestion. They are also a good source of vitamin C and A and contain some potassium and iron.  Applications:  The firm texture of the Arkansas Black apple makes it an excellent cooker. It can be baked, sautéed and roasted. Try baked into a pie or bread pudding. They can also be slow cooked and pureed to make soups and sauces. Its aromatic juice lends itself to ciders and jams. The flavor of the Arkansas Black pairs well with by winter squash, pecans, cranberries, vanilla, thyme, sage, cinnamon and cardamom.

ARKANSAS BLACK APPLE (COMING SOON)

Description/Taste: Arkansas Black apples are vivid red to dark purple with a somewhat waxy skin. Its flesh is golden hued and juicy with a fine-grained and crisp texture. Its highly aromatic and sweet-tart flavor mellows and becomes more palatable with storage. The flesh as well will soften with storage, when first harvested the Arkansas Black apple is extremely hard, almost to the point that many would find it difficult to eat out of hand.
Current Facts: A member of the rose family (Rosaceae), the exact parentage of the Arkansas Black apple is unknown, but it is believed to be a relative of the Winesap apple. Known as one of the best storage apples the Arkansas Black will keep up to four months in cold storage during which time both the flavor and texture of the apple improves.
Nutritional Value: Arkansas Black apples are a great source of soluble fiber, which helps to reduce cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular diseases. In addition they contain insoluble fiber, which promotes healthy digestion. They are also a good source of vitamin C and A and contain some potassium and iron.
Applications: The firm texture of the Arkansas Black apple makes it an excellent cooker. It can be baked, sautéed and roasted. Try baked into a pie or bread pudding. They can also be slow cooked and pureed to make soups and sauces. Its aromatic juice lends itself to ciders and jams. The flavor of the Arkansas Black pairs well with by winter squash, pecans, cranberries, vanilla, thyme, sage, cinnamon and cardamom.