Fresh Grown

Fresh Grown

FRUIT OR VEGETABLE APPROXIMATE DATE
ASPARAGUS SOLD OUT FOR SEASON
STRAWBERRIES SOLD OUT FOR SEASON
BLUEBERRIES

Pick Your Own Blueberries will return this summer.
SOLD OUT FOR SEASON

SWEET CHERRIES SOLD OUT FOR SEASON.
SWEET CORN SOLD OUT FOR SEASON.
PEACHES SOLD OUT FOR SEASON.
APPLES Apple harvest in starts in late August. Our first varieties will include Paula Red and Ginger Gold.
Sorry, we do not offer pick your own Apples.

Three Seasons at Uncle Johns

APPROXIMATE APPLE RIPENING DATES FOR 2017

As varieties become available, we will update this site.
Descriptions taken from the Michigan Apple Website.  For further apple information, log onto their site at www.michiganapples.com


Sorry, we DO NOT offer pick your own apples.

MACINTOSH:
Classic Large, round apple for eating out of hand!  Ultra-juicy white flesh, lightly tart flavor and excellent fresh apple aroma.  Excellent in applesauce and cider.  If using for pies, be sure to thicken, as the apples will not keep their shape when baked.

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PAULA RED:
A late Summer apple that is pleasantly tart in flavor and has good aroma. These are great for back-to-school snacks or lunches or early season baking.  This apple will “bake down” so it is not best for pies, but can be used for sauces.  This apple was discovered in Sparta, Michigan.

 

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GINGER GOLD
This sweet-spicy apple has great texture and taste.  It is a cross between the Golden Delicious and Albermarle Pippin.  This early season variety is best served fresh but can be used for pies or sauces if you are getting the baking itch!
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GALA
This apple has a crisp snappy bite over a mellow sweetness.  This is Michigan’s 3rd most popular apple for fresh eating or cooking.  Looks great, smells sweet, and eats like a dream.  This is the perfect apple to pack for lunches or after school treats.  This apple can be used for pies and sauces, especially if you like them sweet!

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HONEY CRISP
Just like the name, this apple is crisp.  It combines unusual color and excellent sweet/tart flavor and has a crunchy bite.  Use it for fresh eating, fresh-cut slices or cut up in salads.  This is everybody’s favorite fresh eating apple.  If you are looking to bake with this apple, it is very firm and will take extra time.  However, it does make great sauces and pies.

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CORTLAND
A hint of tartness makes this a great baking variety, used frequently in desserts.  This apple is a descendant of the McIntosh, but is a bit sweeter.  It is known for its white flesh and excellent flavor.  Great for sauces, but will not keep its shape for baking.

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JONATHAN
This apple is a beautiful deep red in color.  Use it for fresh eating and cooking.  It’s juicy flavor has a spicy tang that blends well with other apples.  Michigan’s cooler climate is great for producing suburb Jonathan’s.  At Uncle John’s we use this apple (when ready) for making our caramel apples and is a big part of our fresh and hard cider production.  This apple was discovered in Woodstock, New York!

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JONAGOLD
Be sure to try this apple.  It is very crisp and juicy with shades of tart and sweet in each apple.  This apple is usually large and very aromatic.  It has a slightly thicker skin than the Honey Crisp, but was the most popular eating apple before it came along!
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EMPIRE
This apple is an excellent lunchbox apple or crunchy snack.  It is sweet and tart at the same time.  Use for fresh-cut slices, caramel apples, baking and more.  It’s texture will remain firm and is also good for storing.
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GOLDEN DELICIOUS
A gingery-smooth, sweet taste treat lies under a thin skin.  This is the most popular yellow apple.  Golden’s may be eating fresh or cut up in salads. This apple is a professional’s choice for applesauce or cider, baking pies and other desserts.

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GRANNY SMITH
The granny smith is extremely firm and tart which doesn’t make it the most popular eating apple, but is a fantastic choice for sauces, pies and baking.  This apple is one of the last to come off the trees, and some years will not even ripen.

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IDA RED
This apple suits your every use.  Eat fresh or use for cooking.  The taste is both tangy and tart.  It’s flesh is white, crisp and juicy.  The texture holds well when baking.
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NORTHERN SPY
This apple is a professional baker’s dream!  This antique apple is still popular because of its tart, acidic properties that cook well in applesauce, pies and other dishes.  This is a hard apple that ripens late, but stores well.
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