2016 Pick Your Own Notes for 529 Woodland Street Location:
We are terribly disappointed to announce that this season will not provide a bountiful harvest, but we will be able to allow pick your own for most varieties of apples at our Woodland Street location but supplies will be limited. The mild winter combined with the several cold snaps (-15 degrees for 2 nights in February) snow in April and rain and cold during pollination week in May was a damaging combination for this season’s crop. All apples will be $1.50 per pound* (With the exclusion of Honey Crisp which have already been harvested)
Our Hebron Avenue location is CLOSED for the remaining 2016 season.
We thank you all for your understanding and your continued support. Sincerely, The Dondero Family
This is a listing of picking available on a typical year. Being subject to mother nature, please call the stand to confirm picking availability.
MAY – In our greenhouse, we have hanging baskets of annuals and vegetables. Have you seen our everbearing strawberries in hanging baskets? The plant will produce beautiful berries full of flavor all summer long!
JUNE – Field Strawberries
JULY – Lodi Apples (a tart apple, excellent for applesauce!) Paula Red Apples (Not so tart), Clapp Favorite Pears, Cling Peaches, Blueberries and Raspberries.
AUGUST – Free Stone Peaches, Bartlett Pears, Plums, Nectarines, Apples.
SEPTEMBER – Free Stone Peaches, many varieties of Apples – see listing, Bosc Pears, Plums.
OCTOBER – Many varieties of apples and pears. Some varieties may be displayed in bins for you to select from because the trees are not with in walking distance for pick your own. They are all freshly picked and available at the same price as if you picked them.
- Baldwin: An old fashion apple, used mostly for baking. It is firm and semi-tart. Stores extremely well. Ripens: Mid October
- Cortland: Seems to be the most popular for baking. A larger apple that is moderately juicy and fairly sweet. It has a non-browning quality that makes it exceptional for salads. Ripens: Late September
- Empire: This one is a cross between Macintosh and Delicious. This apple has an excellent all around use. It’s crisp and not too sweet. Ripens: Late September
- Golden Delicious: Sweet, crunchy and juicy like the Red Delicious is. Universal uses Ripens: Mid October
- Granny Smith: Probably the most tart apple for the fall season. It has a crisp texture, it’s used for baking and loved for eating by those who seek tart apples. Ripens: Mid October
- Honey Crisp: Our newest variety growing in popularity. It is sweet and crisp. Used for baking and eating. Ripens: September
- Ida Red: It’s tangy taste and firm texture makes it popular for cooking. Ripens: Late September
- Macintosh: A popular snack apple. Excellent for baking and salads. Fine for pies and sauces. Especially juicy, slightly tart. The most aromatic of all apples. Ripens: Early Sept.
- McCouns: The most asked for apple for eating, also good for culinary uses. It is a cross of the Macintosh and Jersey Black. It has a short season and it seems the trees produce a hardy crop only every other year. It has a sweet-tart, juicy flavor. Ripens: Mid Sept.
- Opalescent: Mostly used for baking, this crunchy apple has a tart taste. Ripens: October
- Red Delicious: Sweet, crunchy and juicy. Used all-around for baking and eating. Popular with the kids for their lunch time snack. Ripens: Early October
- Russet: An old fashion apple, used mostly for baking. It’s firm and semi-tart. Ripens: Mid October