Apple Picking Season 2013
U-Pick Organic Crabapple Season starts mid July through mid August 2014
Organic Apple picking season starts August 18 and goes through the end of November. Different types of apples are ready to be picked at different times during the season. So it's fun to know when they are ready and you can come to SLO Creek Farms and enjoy picking each type of apple at their peak picking time.
Types of Organic Apples to be Picked:
excellent for eating and salads, good for sauce, baking, pies and freezing, great in lunch boxes because it doesn’t bruise easily
Fuji apples have it all--super sweet, super juicy and super crisp. What a great snacking apple! Fuji apples are aromatic, sweet, juicy and crisp with a firm texture. The Fuji’s appearance varies from yellow-green with red highlights to mostly red. The Fuji’s spicy, crisp sweetness gives it exceptional eating quality.
The Fuji is excellent for fresh salads. The Fuji is quickly becoming an apple with a large consumer audience.
Granny Smith Apple
Granny’s are large and very green with prominent dots on the skin. The white flesh is very crisp, juicy and acid. Great eaten cooked and also in cider when mixed with sweeter varieties.
Large red fruit striped with yellow and juicy, sweet flesh. They have a flat round shape and a sold red blush on a green background. the Flesh color is greenish-white. It is firm and crisp and has a sweet-tart taste.
Crab apples are small, extremely tart fruits in the same genus as table apples, and some botanists believe that they may be the survivors of wild ancestors of the domesticated apple. The fruits and their trees look remarkably like apples, which can lead to unfortunate confusion, as the taste of crab apples is rather distinctive. In addition to being grown for their fruit, crab apple trees are also cultivated for their decorative flowers and often dwarf size.