ARF Apples


We will be expanding our Apple Shares program in 2017, please contact us at alternativerootsfarm@yahoo.com to get on the wait list!

7.13.2017 • Apple season has kicked off with our very early variety Lodi, which bears every other year (biennial). It will still be a few weeks until apple season really kicks into gear!


A Huge Thank You to our Sponsor-A-Tree supporters
who made a capital investment in our growing orchard. Each supporter will be honored with a sign by their heirloom apple tree. Thank you for your support in this long-term investment!
2016: Joan & Robby Doss, Anne & Andy Biebl, Yvonne & Lee Weber (pear), Steve & Jessica Lindee, Kristin & Dale Anderson, Anonymous, Anita Prestidge & Aldean Hendrickson, Kellie & Chris Newman. Bob & Linda Beck. 
2017:  Lisa & Jesse Taralseth, Pat Nelson, Penny Nelson, Yvonne & Lee Weber, Betti & Ken Kamolz, Nick & Lexi Pietsch, Sarah & Steve Sveine, Terry & Ellie Sveine, Jan O'Marron, Dustan & Melissa Cross, Beth & Laine Sletta, Anne & Andy Biebl, Paul & Gail Lindfors, Kayla Bartlett.



An Apple A Day, For 47 Years
:
Apple Picking Season is Here, Don't You Want More Than a McIntosh?
New York Times, Oct. 2014
5 Reasons to Enjoy Apples 
University of MN Extension Video (1:48)

Early Season

Lodi
Beacon 
Centennial Crabapple
State Fair
Zestar!

Mid Season

Wealthy
Sweet Sixteen
McIntosh
Honeycrisp
Cortland


Late Season

Northern Spy
Honeygold
Haralson
Prairie Spy
Regent
Jonathan




Apple Facts:
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/apples/facts.cfm

Weights & Measurements
Accuracy of these measurements will vary from apple to apple, 
based on average size, how they cook down, etc.

1 9-inch pie needs:
2-3 lbs apples

1 Pound equals:
3 medium apples   -   2 cups sliced

1/4 Peck equals:
2.5-3 lbs apples   -   8-9 medium apples   -   one 9 inch pie

1/2 Peck equals:
5-6 lbs apples   -   5 pints applesauce   -   8 cups jelly

1 Peck equals:
10-12 pounds   -   32 medium apples   -   3-4~ 9 inch pies
7-9 quarts frozen   -   4 quarts canned

1 Half Bushel equals:
20-24 lbs   -   8-10 quarts canned

1 Bushel equals:
40-48 pounds   -   126 medium apples   -   15~ 9 inch pies
30-36 pints frozen   -   15-20 quarts canned


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