Our warm days and cool summer nights create conditions perfect for over 22 varieties of apples. Many of our guests are surprised to learn that their favorite apples are not available all season. Early apples like Honeycrisp and Ginger Golds start us off in early August but are long gone by the time Pink Lady and Arkansas Blacks make their appearance near the end of the growing season. Check out our ripening schedule so you don't miss out on your faves.
Changes in weather can affect ripening times and demand for certain varities can impact supply. Although we update our picking schedule weekly (and more often if needed), if you are making the trip for a particular variety and are concerned about availability please call the fruit stand to verify. We receive numerous questions on our Facebook page asking if certain varieties are available but due to the volume of questions, we are not able to respond to these individually. Please bookmark this page and check frequently.
To see when varieties are typically available and to learn more about what each is best for, see our ripening schedule.
Look for little or no bruising
Generally, select apples with a firm texture though delicious varieties are slightly softer to the touch
Apples ripen 10x faster at room temperature than when kept in a refrigerator. Chilled apples should last 90 days. Some varities are better for storing long-term than others. Typically, late-season apples last longer than early ripening varities. Arkansas Black is a particularly good keeper.