North Georgia is the center of the state's apple industry. Unlike those from other states, Georgia apples are sold primarily for the fresh market. From late summer to early winter, Georgia's apple houses are bustling with business.
An apple's size, shape and color depend on the variety. Georgia's most popular varieties include Ozark Gold and Paulard, (July and August); Red Delicious and Golden Delicious (July through December); Rome Beauty and Mutzu Crispin (August through December); Empire, Jonagold and Jonathan (August through September); and Arkansas Black, Fuji, Granny Smith, Stayman Winesap and Yates (October through December).
When buying fresh Georgia apples look for fruit that is firm and bruise-free. Apples stay fresh for several months if stored at cool temperatures. Sort stored apples often, though, because one bad apple can spoil the whole barrel. To keep flavor longer, store apples in vented poly bags.
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Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to apples.
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Resource for apple growers which provides trapping data, degree days, fire blight data, newsletters, a calendar, contact information, and related links.