Ela Orchard is located in Rochester, Wisconsin. We grow many varieties of apples and pears, and we press fresh apple cider.
Aug 8, 2016
A quick update on the coming apple season
Our Apple season is slow to get going this year. Normally we would be going strong with Lodis and we would be picking Melbas now.
The Lodis blanked out this year because of a huge crop last year and a cold night in May.
The Melba crop also is extremely light because of the cold night in May. We have been waiting for what there is to ripen, but it looks like there is very little fruit,
The Later varieties look promising but we need some rain.
Miltons should be ripening in later August.
McIntosh, Cortland, Honeycrisp, Macoun and a number of other varieties have a nice set of apples and should be ripening in September
And there are Parker Pears and Moonglow pears growing which should be ripe in late September and October.
We will get into full swing as apples ripen and will try to keep information up to date on this page as to when we can get started consistently with the Markets and the Apple Barn.