We will reopen the Pick Your Own Orchard for the weekends starting September 17th
and will post which varieties are ready to be picked.
Due to hard freezes and a very light crop u-pick apples will not be available on a daily basis for picking this year.
In order to allow the later varieties to ripen while on the tree we have closed the orchard during the weekdays.
Pets are not permitted in the Pick Your Own apple orchard or the Apple House. Your cooperation is appreciated!
Enjoy a memorable pick-your-own experience at Coston Farm with the NC mountains as a backdrop.
Apple Varieties Limited Due to Late Freeze.
September – Sweet
An apple with a firm white flesh which retains its shape and rich mellow flavor when baked or cooked. The skin is so tender that it does not require peeling for most recipes. This apple is the one that will stay white longer when cut and therefore is great for salads. Also available Pre-Picked.
October – Sweet – Tart
The Cameo has a pleasantly sweet-tart flavor and firm texture. It is colored with a red stripe over a creamy background. Excellent both cooked and fresh—a wonderful dessert apple. Also available Pre-Picked.
Granny Smith apples are light green in colour. They are crisp, juicy, tart apples which are excellent for both cooking and eating raw. They also are favoured for salads because the slices do not brown as quickly as other varieties. It also tends to have a harder texture than other green apples. Also available Pre-Picked.
October – Sweet
Fuji is a newer variety with exceptionally sweet flavor. It is becoming a favorite for fresh eating and desserts. Known for holding up well in storage. Also available Pre-Picked.
Late September – Tart
The ultimate baking and cooking apple, also good for fresh eating. It is a very smooth red apple with a slightly juicy flesh. The flavor of this variety grows richer when baked in your favorite recipe. Also available Pre-Picked.
Late September – Tart, Crisp
Crispin/Mutsu apples are light green to yellowish white in appearance. This juicy apple has a sweet, rich, full flavor. Its texture is firm and very dense. Crunchier and tarter than Golden Delicious.
October – Tart
These apples have a juicy cream-colored to yellowish flesh with a tart, wine-like flavor. They hold up well in storage and are often used as cooking and cider apples as well as for fresh snacks.
Late September – Tart, Sweet
Cortland is a medium-=sized apple with smooth yellowish skin mostly covered with dark red. The fine-grained flesh is very juicy and takes longer to turn brown when exposed to air.
Similar to Fuji, but harvests about 6-weeks earlier. Very good eating apple.
October – Tart
Medium size. The yellow flesh is firm, fine-grained, crisp, moderately juicy, and sprightly sub acid in flavor. Best keeper.
September – Tart
Jonagolds are a cross-between a Golden Delicious and a tart Jonathan apple. This juicy, crisp apple with a honey sweet taste with a hint of tartness make them a great eating apple. They are also good for baking and freezing.