|Strawberries||None||Perhaps more in
Braeburn, Red Astrachan,
Russet, Ozark Gold
|Pears||Light||Bartletts (ask for
a picking pole)
|Raspberries||None||Possibly more in mid
|Pumpkins||Very Strong||Lots of varieties|
Oak Glen is famous for its apples, and we’re proud to have one of the largest orchards in The Glen.We also support a large assortment of apples, with over 30 varieties. We have trees that are over a hundred years old, planted by the original Oak Glen family, and we have trees less than a year old. Every year we plant new trees to restore old orchards that have been forgotten or damaged.
We specialize in “heirloom” apples, which are apples that have been all but forgotten until recently. Modern grocery store culture has bred the flavor and life out of many varieties in order to get pretty apples that last on the shelves. While we have some modern varieties, our favorites are the ones we grow for their wonderful flavor and uses. Some of those apples may be a bit ugly or weather marked, but boy, do they taste good!
We also grow pears, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, Ollalieberries, pumpkins and a small crop of peaches. Check back frequently as the weather warms up for more information. See you at harvest time!
Red Delicious (Colonial Orchard), Braeburn, Red Delicious, Red Astrachan (Upper Monster Orchard),
Spitzenberg, Snow, Grimes Golden, Baldwin & Golden Russet (South Terrace), Golden Delicious, Braeburn, Ozark Gold (Barn Terrace)
Pay special attention to picking instructions and pick only from marked trees.
(Some very red apples are not yet ripe)
Please note: Apple varieties vary over the course of the week
and not all the orchards are open at the same time.
(Tent Store–Saturdays on the Upper Green)
Golden Delicious, York Imperial, Spitzenberg
Corn Stalk Bundles: We will have corn stalk bundles
in the store as well. I asked Mario if we could have
the decorative corn cobs as well, but he is pretty
busy this week – so hopefully next week.
Standard Delicious: A good, sweet eating apple in the Colonial Area. There are not many of these trees in this area.
There are also a few Standard Delicious in the Upper Monster Orchard.
The York Imperial is a beautiful yellow and red apple that is complex in taste – much like the Snow apple. May not please the palate of a child – but DEFINITELY an adults – great for a dessert apple and for cheeses, salads ect. York Imperial is also the leading apple variety in Pennsylvania. Originating in York, Pennsylvania in the 1800’s on the farm of a Mr. Johnson, York Imperial soon became a favorite of growers for its long-keeping abilities and fine processing qualities. It is also known as “Johnson’s Fine Winter”, “York” & “Shep”.
Galas: our remaining apples of this variety are a little small and not great in color or flavor. Buyer beware.
Snow: this is a lovely, complex apple that is great for salads, cheeses ect. It’s also a great eating apple. It starts off sweet, then comes in with a mild balance of tart. Deep red in color with a starkly white flesh – and it is very crispy to boot.
Spitzenberg: Here is our Heritage Apple of the the week – The Spitzenberg is the famed variety as being one of Thomas Jefferson’s favorite apples, and several of the trees are planted at his Monticello Home. Another complex apple like the Snow, but it does have a bit more tartness to it.
Grimes Golden & Baldwin: Some prefer these for baking and cidering. Some can be a bit sour to the taste,
but tastes vary on this. You may want to sample one before picking & buying.
Glen Seedling: The “original” to Oak Glen (it only grows in the Glen) – great apple for cooking or eating (by a more refined palate) – this has been selling like hotcakes and we only have 3 Bushels left!
Golden Russet: Another heirloom apple. The skin can be tough or “russeted” and in the old days this feature was favored for long storage. Tastes vary again on this one. Some prefer them for baking.
Maiden’s Blush: Originated in New Jersey in 1817 and when fully ripe, loses some of the tang and is good for eating. It is an excellent drying apple and keeps a whiter flesh when dried. 4 Bushels
Gravenstein: A very old apple of European origin believed to have originated in the 1600’s with Duke Augustenberg of Castle Graefenstein (Gravenstein) in Germany. It was| introduced into the United States in the 1820’s by Russian settlers moving into California. This is a tart apple that sweetens as it is eaten. Eating or cooking. Not palatable for children. Does not keep well. 5 Bushels
Crab Apples: The “original” apple. Sweet/tart to taste with a bit more on the tart side. They do not keep well, so they must be eaten right away. 1 Bushel (sort of – as they really don’t keep well)
Please note: There is a spoiler apple in the orchard – it is the Enterprise apple and it is BEAUTIFUL deep red
with a bit of purple and it looks like it is ready to go – but it is definitely not.
We will try and rope these off as best we can to make sure to let the customer know they definitely do NOT want this variety – it is about a month out.
A little light and high on the tree now. Ask for a picking pole. Do not climb the trees!
PRODUCE STORE TENT ON THE GREEN
Apples are available in the produce tent as follows: (Sweet Varieties) Red Delicious, Snow (Cooking) Glen Seedling, Ozark Gold,
Cooler temperatures are slowing berry production significantly.
Raspberries: VERY light.
Same as the Raspberries. VERY light.
CLOSED. We have a good size up and coming crop – but they are definitely not ready.
Beautiful, gorgeous and such a variety! White, Cinderella’s and Jack O Lanterns are all ready
Sunflowers are done but Zinnias are very strong.
Bachelor Buttons have started to bloom
Marigolds — strong, holding their color