Buy them by the bag or come pick your own. Either way, our apples make a great fall treat, and the health benefits just can’t be beat! We grow and sell Cortland, Macintosh, Liberty, Macoun and Gala apples.
Take a walk through our five-acre orchard, stroll among our 1300 trees, and pick your own beautiful apple. We can assure you, there’s nothing like an apple fresh off the tree.
2016 apple price: $1.30/lb
Apples are Good For You!
Fresh apples are good for your…
Heart - The antioxidant phytonutrients found in apples help fight the damaging effects of bad (LDL) cholesterol.
Digestion - One word: fiber! One apple provides about 1/5 of your daily recommended fiber.
Lungs - Apples strengthen lung function and may reduce the risk of lung cancer.
Bones - Apples contain the trace element boron, which may strengthen bones and protect against osteoporosis.
Teeth - The crisp, fibrous flesh of apples are a natural toothbrush.
Mood - Studies show that regularly eating apples reduces headaches and other stress-related illnesses.
Did you know?
The average person eats 65 apples a year.
Apples float because 25% of their volume is air.
The largest apple ever picked weighed 3 lbs. 2 oz.
One medium apple contains about 80 calories.
Your grandmother was right: the best part of the apple is the skin, which contains more antioxidants and fiber than the flesh.
There are more than 7500 varieties of apples grown around the world. About 2500 varieties are grown in the United States.
China produces more apples than any other country.
Apple trees don’t bear fruit until they are four or five years old.
An apple is an apple is an apple, right?
Not really. Each kind has its own special characteristics, taste and uses.
Here at Treworgy Family Orchards, we grow 5 kinds: Cortland, Macintosh, Liberty, Macoun and Gala.
Cortland apples are sweet, with a hint of tartness. They are exceptionally juicy and have tender, snow-white flesh.
Cortlands are great for snacks, salads, sauces, pies and baking. They also freeze well, and because they don’t turn brown too quickly, they can easily be used for kabobs, fruit plates and garnishes.
The best time to pick fresh Cortland apples at Treworgy is September through October.
Macintosh apples are known for their sweet, tangy taste. Like Cortlands, they are juicy and have tender, white flesh.
Macintoshes are perfect for making applesauce, salads and pies. They tend to cook down quickly, however, so it’s good to use a thickener when making pies with them.
The best time to pick fresh Macintosh apples at Treworgy is September through October.
Liberty apples are closely related to the Macintosh variety, but their taste is a bit sharper. Their white flesh is crisp and juicy.
Liberty apples are great for baking because their distinctive flavor holds up, even through the heating process. Because they cook down quickly, Liberty apples are perfect for soft pies, and they are one of the vest varieties for apple butter.
The best time to pick fresh Liberty apples at Treworgy is October 1 through October 31.
Macoun apples have a purplish flush to their dark-red exterior. The creamy white flesh is firm but juicy; the taste is sweet, with a subtle hint of berry.
Macouns are known for being an all-around great baking apple. They are perfect for eating out-of-hand or for making sauces and pies.
The best time to pick fresh Macoun apples at Treworgy is September through October.
Gala apples have a distinctive mottled appearance to their exterior color. They are a favorite to eat fresh out-of-hand because of their sweetness. Galas are crisp, juicy and highly aromatic.
Galas are great for salads and cooking, but they especially make great sauces.
The best time to pick fresh Gala apples at Treworgy is in September.
How to Pick an Apple
Picking the perfect apple is easy.
Look for an apple that is nice and firm. Roll it upwards (not straight at you), and twist it off the branch with a gentle motion. This helps keep the other apples on the tree. If some apples do fall, however, put those in your bag, too. They’re just fine to eat and shouldn’t be wasted.