Growing a Healthy Tradition
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 in April. 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.
Pick-Your-Own is available for our Harvest Members.
Varieties & Harvest Schedule
Apple Variety Description Approximate Ripening
Gala Sweet, crisp. Good for snacking and salads. Early September - not available 2016
McIntosh Slightly tart. Good for snacking and sauce. Mid September - partial crop
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 2016
Empire Sweet/tart, crisp. Good for snacking, salads, and sauce. Late September - not available 2016
Jonagold Sweet, crisp. Good for snacking, sauce, and baking. Late September - typical crop
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 - not available 2016
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 2016
Pear Variety Description Approximate Ripening
Bartlett Very sweet and juicy. Excellent for eating and canning. Labor Day - typical crop - Opening August 27
Bosc Flavorful pear. Sweet, firm. Great for eating, baking, and cooking. Late September - partial 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.