​​Apple Variety      Description                                                                               Approximate Ripening       

Gala                             Sweet, crisp.  Good for snacking and salads.                                                            Early September - not available 2017

McIntosh                      Slightly tart.  Good for snacking and sauce.                                                               Mid September - not available

Cortland                       Slightly tart.  Good for snacking, salads, sauce, and baking.                                     Mid September  - partial crop

Macoun                        Sweet/tart.  Good for snacking, sauce, and baking.                                                  Late September - not available 2017

Empire                         Sweet/tart, crisp.  Good for snacking, salads, and sauce.                                         Late September - not available 2017

Jonagold                      Sweet, crisp. Good for snacking, sauce, and baking.                                                Late September - not available 2017

Ida Red                        Slightly tart, crisp.  Good for snacking, baking, and sauce. Stores well.                    Early October - partial crop

Northern Spy                Tart, crisp.  Good for snacking and baking                                                               Early October - typical crop

Yellow Delicious            Sweet, crisp.  Good for snacking, salads, baking, and sauce.                                  Mid October  - limited 2017

Mutsu (Crispin)             Sweet/tart.  Good for snacking and baking.  Stores well.                                          Mid October - partial crop

Melrose                         Sweet/tart.  Good for snacking, baking, and sauce.  Stores well.                             Mid October - not available 2017     


Pear Variety          Description                                                                            Approximate Ripening              

Bartlett                            Very sweet and juicy.  Excellent for eating and canning.                                        Labor Day - typical crop (September 4, 2017)

Bosc                                Flavorful pear.  Sweet, firm.  Great for eating, baking, and cooking.                     Late September - typical crop

d'Anjou                            Sweet pear for eating.                                                                                           Early October - typical crop

Pears are picked mature, but not ripe.  They do not ripen well on the tree.  When you purchase your pears, you will need to allow them to ripen before eating.  Bartlett pears will turn yellow when ready.  Bosc and d'Anjou will need to be checked by gently pressing at the base of the stem.  If they give slightly, they are ripe and ready to be eaten.  You can help your pears to ripen by placing them in a brown paper bag and leaving them sit at room temperature.Type your paragraph here.

Below are the varieties of apples and pears we sell in our store and their approximate availability.   We were again hit by freezing temps at a critical time, and it has been remarkably wet.  Our pear crop is great!  But some apple varieties are limited.  Please see below.

Ripening times vary from year to year and are impacted by weather patterns.

Please call the store at 570-297-2480 to be certain we have the variety you like.  Follow us on Facebook for the latest information.

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