Irish Mountain Orchard will open for the season Wednesday, September 5. Hours will again be 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. We are closed Friday and Saturday.
Zestar! are the first apples to be picked, and they will be available when we open. They are awesome...our family's favorite apple! We have read that they actually beat Honey Crisp in blind taste tests. If you haven't tasted them, please give them a try when you visit the orchard. In the rush to have apples first, they are often picked before they are ready, and many people have told us they tried Zestar! and didn't like them. When they try ours, they change their minds. Dad tastes them every day when they get close to ripe, and he waits until they are at their very best before we start harvesting! They look absolutely wonderful this year, and I can't wait to have one!
We expect the Honey Crisp to be ready and available about the middle of September. Keep checking back; I will post as soon as we have them available. They are still the favorite of most of our customers, and they are exceptional apples, too. They are by far our biggest seller and have a well deserved stellar reputation!
Another favorite of many customers is the chestnut crab apple. They are 1-2 inches in diameter, so they are small, but they are the perfect size for kids' snacks or when adults just want a small bite of perfect flavor. They are a sweet crab apple and are REALLY good. Again, ask for a sample...we usually have a bowl on the table for you to help yourself.
We look forward to seeing you soon!