Hendersonville NC Apple Orchard, Prepicked Apples, Farm Market, Bakery, and Train Rides

Apple Ripening Schedule

Mountain Fresh Orchards grows all these varieties of NC Apples:

Gala ApplesLate AugustSweet
Jonathan ApplesSeptemberSlightly Tart
Grimes Golden ApplesSeptemberSweet
Red Delicious ApplesSeptemberSweet
Golden Delicious ApplesSeptemberSweet
Stayman/Winesap ApplesOctoberTart
Granny Smith ApplesSeptember & OctoberVery Tart
Mutsu ApplesSeptemberSlightly Tart
Rome Beauty ApplesSeptemberMedium Tart to Sweet
Arkansas Black ApplesOctoberVery Tart
Fuji ApplesSeptember & OctoberSweet
Honey Crisp ApplesLate AugustSweet
Jonagold ApplesSeptemberSweet-Tart
Pink Lady ApplesLate OctoberSweet-Tart
Cameo ApplesLate SeptemberSweet-Tart
Shizuka ApplesSeptemberSweet
Ambrosia ApplesSeptemberSweet


To prepare your apples for canning or freezing an apple peeler is a must have. Visit our kitchen corner for other kitchen needs and don’t forget to grab a bag of apple crisp to bake up a delicious dessert.  Try our favorite apple recipes.

To keep your apples fresh place them in a plastic bag or Ziploc bag, remove as much air as possible, seal and place in your refrigerator.

To keep your apples from turning dark when cut, slice them in salt water.