simple pleasures

apples and pears

 mother nature is the boss, but this is when we expect to start picking our different varieties. most varieties are available for a few weeks, but it really depends on how may guests have the same favourites as you. for the last few years we have been picked out by mid october. 

apples 

early september

 macintosh 

 ginger gold

 royal gala

 honey crisp

mid september

 honey gold

 gravenstein

 spartan

 cortland

 mcgowen

late september

empire

early october

mutsu

rhode island greening

russet

jona gold            

tolman sweet

smoothie 

mid october

ida red

red and golden delicious

 
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pears

early september

  flemish beauties

  bartlett 

mid september

  bosc 

 

picking and storing 

 it's best to store your fresh picked apples and pears in your fridge in a plastic bag. they love humidity. i place a moist tea towel on top of them too.

 unlike apples, pears will ripen after you pick them. we recommend picking pears green, before they are ripe and tucking them in your fridge. allow them to ripen at room temperature as you need them. if pears are picked ripe, they are very perishable and they become quite grainy.