Greetings everyone, woo hoo, got to love when apples are everywhere, or so it seems.
Here’s what we’ll have at the markets this week:
Sansa - the Akane/Gala cross that is more sweet than tart, some of the red color of the Akane with some of the sweet flesh of the Gala….always a favorite, also a Japanese variety.
Honeycrisp - no further explanation needed….sweet/tart and crisp.
September Wonder - another variety that falls into the sweet/tart category, though more sweet than tart, lineage goes back to Fuji. Not a particularly pretty apple, but big on taste.
Jonathan - one of the most requested apples, an old time favorite….some say they are sweet, some say they are tart, that is just the differences in taste of different people, I tend to think they are tart….they are good. We grow 2 strains, the Ruby Red Jonathan which is redder than the standard ones and a little sweeter and the standard or Old Fashioned Jonathan, which tend to be larger, less color and a little more tart, they are the standard for pie making, sauce or just to eat.
Red Regent - these are a real dark red apple, probably as dark as the Ruby Red Jonathans but a completely different flavor profile, very sweet and super juicy. If you have ever tasted an old fashioned red delicious, that was truly delicious, you will recognize the flavor…it is a Univ. of Minnesota cross of a Duchess and old fashioned Red Delicious….people get turned off by the newer varieties of Red Delicious, these are NOT those, you will not be disappointed.
For our markets, see the website for locations and times www.masonvilleorchard.com.
U-Pick this Saturday!
Saturday will be the last day of the U-pick and I am sure we will be crazy busy, but should be fun….the list of varieties is too long to put in the email but I think there will be around 20 different ones, not a ton of any variety, but a ton of varieties….in the event we get picked out early, will have Jonathan, Red Regent, September Wonder and maybe a few Jonagold that we bring from the other orchards that will be for sale, just like one of our Farmer’s Markets. The hours for the U-pick will be 9-4, best picking options will be in the morning. Location is 42135 Cty. Rd. 43, Ault, CO.
Hope to see you at the markets.