After another year of waiting, Honeycrisp are here once again! The cooler nights have slowed maturation but also brought beautiful colour. After a slight delay, we are "spot picking" Honeycrisp starting this weekend. Look for the apples with the most colour and be careful not to knock off the others as they will continue to grow and ripen if left on the trees.
If Honeycrisp aren't your thing, we have plenty of other delicious varieties to choose from including Gala, McIntosh, Spartan, Ginger Gold, Blondee and the elusive Macoun.
Wondering what to do with all of your apples when you get them home? Try this delicious recipe from the Ontario Apple Growers and The Little Sweet Baker!
Toffee Apple Pecan Crumble Pie
Picking season has arrived at the orchard, although a bit later than usual. With a long, cool spring and lower-than-average temperatures this summer, our harvest dates are running a little behind schedule. Most varieties appear to be about 7-10 days behind, but there are still apples to pick this weekend! The upside of the cooler temps is that the apples have developed beautiful, vibrant red skin. Here's an update on the crop and what's up next: