Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer many of our most popular antique varieties as most did not polinate this year for various reasons. Weather and farming are very dependent on each other and when the weather is irratic, youc an bet that your local farms are being affected.
A very warm April followed by a frost put all of our crops at risk and as a result we have a crop consisting of approximately 30% of our normal harvest. Hardest hit were many of our antique varieties with many trees bearing no apples at all. As a result, I will not be sending out email this year as most weeks I would be announcing very little and the few apples that we have will primarily be used for our restaurant. There are definitely no pink pearls or ashmead kernals available. Sorry for the disappointing news.
Please note that while some of the following varieties would be considered antique, they are open to the general public and we do not charge a premium or schedule appointments to pick apples listed on our Orchard page.
Other varieties are available for picking by appointment and at a price of $30.00 per 1/2 bushel, PYO. Mix and match any variety ripe for picking.
How the process works;
Please do not email us about varieities not designated as being ready to pick as I do not have time available to respond to all of my emails during harvest season. If you email me, your name will be added to the list but you will not receive a response until the next weekly email is sent following the addition of your email address.
Within 24 hours of receiving your email for an appointment for the varieties available, you will receive a confirmation of your request. Finally please note that I do not take appointments on Festival days. http://www.nashobawinery.com/festivals.aspx
Please do not email me on the day that you wish to pick as I am generally out in the orchard once the day begins and may not be able to respond. When you arrive for your appointment please purchase a bag, informing our staff that you have an appointment to pick antique apples. Once you acquire you bag they will contact me and I will show you the trees available for picking.
Also please do not call as I am very seldom at my desk or return calls. But, I am very good with coordinating by email.
All Apples – Standard Year Projected Picking Date
If you do not get an email about a certain variety you can be assured that the tree did not bear fruit or that the quality was inferior or that the quantity of fruit did not justify noting as available. We generally only have a few trees of each variety so quantity is always limited.