ARF Apples

Are you ready for apple season?!?! Orchard Update July 7 - things are looking good in the orchard for the season! Apples are sizing up and hail has steered clear. We picked over 25 varieties last year. Are your tastebuds ready?!

Watch for Fall Apple Sign Up coming soon! See 2019 Shares page for details.

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Early Season

Crimson Beauty *future variety
Enigma *future variety
Centennial Crabapple
State Fair
Paula Red 
Zestar! *Early season favorite!

Mid Season

Cortland *Mid Season Favorite!
Smokehouse *future variety
Green Pippin *future variety
Red Baron 
Sweet Sixteen *Mid Season Favorite!

Late Season

Honeygold *Late Season Favorite!
Black Ben Davis *future variety
Fireside/Connell Red *Late Season Favorite!
Northern Spy
Golden Russet *Late Season Favorite Heirloom!
Ashmead's Kernel 
Prairie Spy
Ortley *future variety

Apple Picking Season is Here, Don't You Want More Than a McIntosh?
New York Times, Oct. 2014

University of MN Extension Video (1:48)

Apple Facts:

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

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.

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