Gravenstein Apples

  • Apples are tart. Used for applesauce and pies. They can be processed without further ripening.

Earligold Apples

  • Apples are sweet. Makes a light colored applesauce, and is our favorite for drying.

HINTS FOR HANDLING FRUIT

  • Before consuming, wash fruit.
  •  Do not pack fruit deeply into containers.
  • Handle gently. Peaches bruise very easily; especially Veterans.
  • As soon as possible, place fruit one layer deep in a place out of direct sunlight where they can be left undisturbed.
  • Place the peaches far enough apart so they are not touching (this reduces the opportunity for rot to spread).  
  • Let the fruit finish ripening. The length of time depends on the ripeness when picked and the temperature of the location in which you place them.
    • We recommend letting the Veteran peaches ripen 2-3 days after picking. Then they will peel easier and scalding them becomes unnecessary.
    • Let the pears ripen for 7-10 days; they will turn a yellow color. Be careful to not wait too long – they rot from the inside out .