Q. How many apple varieties do you grow?
A. We currently have over 19 varieties of apples and we’re growing! Believe it or not, every one has a unique taste and texture. Check out our Apple Varieties page for more information, and we hope you find one you like!
Q. Do you do pick your own?
A. Many of our trees are dwarf varieties and being so small, they just can’t tolerate the typical enthusiasm young apple pickers bring to the orchard. If you are looking for an experience, remember we always offer free samples. For some of our guests, trying 10 plus apples at one time provides a unique adventure all its own.
Q. Do you sell apple cider, and is it pasteurized?
A. Yes, both pasteurized and unpasteurized cider. Pasteurized is great for longer storage. Unpasteurized is excellent for a complete fresh-apple taste and is a favorite among home brewers of hard cider. Most of the cider we press here at the farm.
Q. How many trees do you have?
A. Approximately 900 apple trees and 25 pear trees.
Q. What is a bushel?
A. A bushel is a measure of capacity for dry goods and equals 64 pints.
Q. How many apples are in a bushel?
A. Apples vary greatly in size and weight but a bushel on consists 125 average-sized apples and weighs approximately 40 to 42 pounds.
Q. What is a peck?
A. A peck is a quarter of a bushel and weighs on average ten pounds.
Q. When does our apple season start and end?
A. Our apple season starts in late August with Zestar® and Paula Reds. Our store closes in mid-November but we ship and deliver apples well into the winter months. For further info, check out our Apple Varieties page.
Any more questions for us? Contact us at 920.993.7277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
And here are some fun facts!
Are apples a fruit or a vegetable?
Apples are a fruit. They are part of the Rose family, along with pears and cherries.
How do they grow?
Apples grow on trees. Trees grow for at least five years before they start to produce fruit. It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple.
Where do they grow?
Apples are grown in orchards throughout the US and around the world. In fact, you can grow them right in your back yard.
When are they in season?
Apples are harvested from late August to early November, but can be stored until April.
How do you store them?
Apples keep best in the fridge and many varieties will keep for several months. If one is bruised or cut, just eat it right away, because one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch.
What are the best apples?
There are more than 7,500 varieties of apples. Some are best for fresh eating and some are excellent for baking. Some are sweet, some are tart, some are spicy. The best tasting apple is the one you like, so try lots and find your own personal favorite.
How can you eat them?
Apples are often eaten raw, or chopped up and added to salads. They’re also delicious cooked in desserts such as apple pies and crumbles, or made into homemade applesauce.
Why are they good for you?
Besides tasting great, apples are full of goodness. The skin contains lots of vitamins and minerals and almost one-third of the fiber of the entire apple. Fiber is very important in our diets because it keeps our digestive system healthy and helps keep us feeling full, so we don’t eat too much.