ARF Apples

October 19 - We are in peak season for apple variety selection! Apple picking is now officially finished - phew! Over 1,000 bushel brought in over the course of the season - a new record. Apples available at the farm, by contacting us directly and at the upcoming Mankato Winter Farmers Markets.

Watch for our next cider pressing! Apple cider is on the shelf intermittently during pressing season; watch the socials for updates.

In the Farm Store: Fireside, Connell Red, Honeygold, McIntosh, Cortland, Haralson, Sweet 16, Regent, Golden Russet.

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I need to update this list! We have added soooooo many heirloom varieties. We are harvested 33 varieties in 2021, but have closer to 45 or so varieties!

Early Season

Crimson Beauty
Centennial Crabapple
State Fair
Paula Red 
Chestnut Crabapple
Zestar! *Early season favorite!

Mid Season

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

Late Season

Honeygold *Late Season Favorite!
Fireside/Connell Red *Late Season Favorites!
Golden Russet *Late Season Favorite Heirloom!
Ashmead's Kernel *Limited heirloom!
Prairie Spy
Scott's Fine Winter
Black Ben Davis



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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