Currently we grow around 25 varieties of apples with our harvest beginning in early August. We will have all the apples
picked by the end of October, but continue to sell apples into February. Click here for a list of apple varieties and harvest times.
Apple storage is important
Apples respire oxygen just like we
do when we breathe. To keep your apples their freshest, you need to refrigerate
them to slow the breathing of the apples down. Leaving them in the poly bag you bought them in is a great way to do this.The ventilation holes allow air in while
keeping other food odors away from the apples. In addition, put a damp paper towel in
the bag to keep the humidity level high. Apples love humidity, it keeps them
from drying out. Figure
on keeping your apples at 33 to 38 degrees with humidity ranging between 80 and
Bill Jacobson's special blending of sweet and tart juices, no sugar added, makes Pine Tree Orchard's cider special. Squeezed fresh and pasteurized it's available in a 16 oz, half gallon and full gallon containers.
Over the years we've collected a great deal of practical information about the apple which may prove helpful to you when you begin to use the apples you've purchased at Pine Tree Orchard.
Three medium sized apples
equals one pound.
Pine Tree Apple Orchard