In ripening order?. RED FREE (7/25), BIG RED GALA (8/20), MIRACLE
MAC (8/20), BUCKEYE GALA (8/20), OZARK GOLD (8/25), NORTHFIELD BEAUTY (8/25), PIXIE
CRUNCH (9/10), HIDDEN ROSE (9/15), STELLAR (9/15), RED SPY (9/15), KY BEAUTY (9/20),
HAWKEYE RED (9/25), CAMEO (9/25), STARK WINESAP (9/25), BEN DAVIS (9/25), LADY (9/25),
ROXBURY RUSSETT (9/25), HEWES CRAB (9/25), WINTER REDFLESH (9/25), ROME BEAUTY (10/1),
SPUR FUJI (10/1), MYRA FUJI (10/5), SUN FUJI (10/5), NAGAFU 6 FUJI (10/5), WOMBLE
(10/5), BRAEBURN (10/10), NEWTON PIPPIN (10/15), BRUSHY MOUNTAIN (10/15), PINK LADY
(11/1). All dates can change due to seasonal weather patterns.
Of our additional apple varieties, the Lady apple is one of the oldest recorded
types. Also known as the Pomme d? Api, the Lady apple is said to date back to the
Roman Empire Era. The Lady is a very small, sweet, firm, winter apple that is red
on one side and pale yellow and off-white on the other side.
If you do not see your favorites here, e-mail or phone us and we will
let you know if we have what you are looking for. Due to mother nature our availability
of each variety changes with seasons.
STORAGE OF APPLES
Place apples in a clear plastic bag (without holes). You can use a
large zip type bag or use a bag with a tie wrapper, place in your refigerator to
keep them crisp. Larger apples have a shorter storage life than small ones, use
the large ones first. Apples left at room temperature should be used within a few
weeks. Some apples store much longer than others. Ask us which apples store the
best and we will be glad to help.
Photo by: Betty Hall copyright
Our varieties of blackberries are all thornless and begin ripening early to mid
July. They will be available into late August.
BLACK RASPBERRIES and RED RASPBERRIES
Sweet and full of flavor. These black jewels are a treat to any palette. Picking
season mid June to July. The red raspberries have two picking seasons, first one
is Mid June to July. Last one is late August thru September.
These great tasting berries are one of our favorite berries. Besides tasting
so good, the are good for you!!!! Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants! Researchers
at the USDA Human Nutrition Center (HNRCA) have found that blueberries rank #1 in
antioxidant activity when compared to 40 other fresh fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants
help neutralize harmful by-products of metabolism called "free radicals" that can
lead to cancer and other age related diseases. In addition to health they have visual
appeal, intense blue color and sweet delectable flavor.
Blueberries are a healthy and convenient food. Delicious, sweet blues are low
in fat and a great source of fiber as well as vitamin C. One cup serving of fresh
blueberries (about 80 calories) will give you five grams of fiber, that is more
than most fruits and vegetables.
After visiting growers and feasting on berries from Massachusetts, Maine and
Oregon we decided we had to have our own! Our first full crop arrived in 2002. We
have several varieties and plan on planting more each year.
You can pick your own and save! If you need a large quantity pre-picked, please
phone ahead and reserve (859) 987-6480. You may want to check out our blackberries
when you call or visit, they mix very well to make a fantastic blackberry, blueberry
jam (aka black & blue).
Come on down to the valley and enjoy our Kentucky fresh blueberries beginning mid
June through mid August. Mark your calendar for Blueberry Jubilee
and Pancake Day.
PEARS (European & Asian)
photo by: Joni Campbell
Dates pears ripen can very a week or more. For correct dates call the orchard and
ask what is in season. Our pears begin ripening in early August and end in October.
They include Shinsui (late July), Kosui (early August), Magness & Maxine
(mid August), Chojuro (early September), Meigeitsu & Harrow Sweet (mid
September), Korean Giant (late September/ early October).
PEACHES & NECTARINES
Because of the weather conditions, mother nature sometimes takes the
lovely fruits from us for a season, therefore, the varieties available depend on
the lack of late frost. Almost all peaches are freestone including GLENGLO,
SUGAR MAY, FLAT YUMMY, RED HAVEN, LUCKY 13, JOHN BOY, CORAL STAR, JUMBO, TRUE GOLD,
FLAMING FURY, REDSKIN, BISCOE, MADISON, FAYETTE, CONTENDER, JIM DANDEE, RISING STAR,
RELIANCE, WHITE LADY and BLUSHING STAR (our only two white peaches) and last but
not least the HARDI RED NECTARINE.
PUMPKINS, SQUASH, GOURDS AND CUSHAW
We usually begin picking these late September or first of October through
frost time. They should also be available in our country store through Thanksgiving.
Come enjoy picking your own from the patch.
Gift boxes are available by phoning (859) 987-6480 or by sending us
and e-mail. We will get back with you. Apples that do not ripen until September
are best for shipping. We can have your gift box ready when you arrive or we can
ship it for you. Jams, jellies, apple butter, pumpkin butter, honey, dried apples
or small crafts can be added to your gift box. Just let us know what variety of
apples you want.
If you wish us to ship apples during the Christmas season, for best
selections, please place your order no later than mid November. We will ship Christmas
holiday apples no later than December 15.