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Hwy 515 Bypass, Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone: (706) 276-3813
Open: July-March, Weekends Year-Round, 9 am to 6 pm
Directions: 3 miles south of Ellijay on Appalachian Hwy. 515 (Rt 5 near Maddox Road).
Produce: Apples, cider, fried pies, apple bread, apple butter, sorghum syrup, honey, jams, jellies, chow chow, pickles, peaches, pumpkins and dried apples.
Last check on prices was 2014: $6 per half peck, $11 per peck, $18 per half bushel; seconds are $0.30/lb. Deer apples $3/box, Mixed apples $10 for half bushel box
If you write me to tell me what the prices were when you visit them, I'll be happy to report it here!
Panorama has an orchard, all you see is the farm market situated right along side a highway, so it sees a lot of tourist traffic. Consequently, their prices are a bit higher than the others. They have a very good selection and a huge number of pumpkins, plus homemade fried apple pies, apple butter, Ellijay apple bread and more! They're very helpful and friendly!
Panorama Orchards and Farm Market is a family fruit farm established in the 1920’s to produce and market apples. Today we have available
more than 20 varieties of apples, as well as peaches, and fall vegetables. This production, along with a variety of apple related products and baked
goods from our own kitchens, is sold direct to the public at our farm market.
Over the years, we’ve changed from primarily wholesale to a diversified retail store. Our present facility was constructed in 1983, and contains an apple packing line, cold storage for 10,000 bushels, bakery kitchens, and a retail sales area.
We have fresh North Georgia strawberries for sale during the month
of May while supplies last! Come see us!
Below is a listing of the apple varieties that they typically carry, in order that they typically start to be harvested in Ellijay. Be sure to call a couple weeks before they are due to start harvesting, as the actual date varies from year to year! Ellijay apple orchards usually have apples for sale from August to late December.
|Apple Variety||Photo||Usually start harvesting||Flavor||Best uses|
|August 1||Very sweet||Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies|
|Red Delicious||August 15||Sweet||Eating, good to blend with other apples in applesauce and cooking|
|Golden Delicious||August 15||Sweet||Eating, good to blend with other apples in applesauce and cooking|
||August 20||Sweet, Crisp, Juicy||Eating, Applesauce, Apple Butter, Pies|
|Mutsu||September 1||Sweet / Tart||Cooking / Eating|
|September Wonder||mid-September||Sweet / Tart||Sweet older variety, dates back to Washington State, 1902|
|Jonagold||September 1||Sweet / Tart||Cooking / Eating|
|September 15||Slightly Tart||Cooking / Eating|
|Stayman - Wine sap||September 15||Tart||Cooking / Eating|
|October 10||Very sweet||Eating, applesauce, apple butter, pies, cooking|
|Granny Smith||October 15||Tart||Cooking / Eating|
||October 20||Tart||Baking, Eating (very hard apple)|
Also, see our pages on tips for picking apples at a farm, easy illustrated directions to make applesauce, apple butter, apple jelly and apple pie; the guide to apple festivals and our guide to apple varieties! NEW! Please write me, if you know of any to add!
|Ginger Gold||Aug 1-Sept 15||sweet/tart||eat/cook|
|Detroit Red||Aug 1-Aug 31||tart||eat/cook|
|Gala||Aug 10- Oct 31||sweet||eat|
|Blondie||Aug 10-Sept 10||sweet||eat|
|September Wonder||Aug 25- Oct 31||sweet||eat|
|Golden Delicious||Sept 1- Dec 31||sweet||eat/cook|
|Rome Beauty||Sept 1- Dec 31||sweet/tart||eat/cook|
|Red Delicious||Sept 1- Dec 31||sweet||eat|
|Jonagold||Sept 1- Nov 15||sweet/tart||eat/cook|
|Honey Crisp||Sept 1- Sept 30||sweet||eat|
|Granny Smith||Sept 25- April 30||tart||eat/cook|
|Mutsu||Sept 25- Dec 31||sweet/tart||eat/cook|
|Stayman Winesap||Sept 30- Dec 31||tart||eat/cook|
|Cameo||Oct 8- Dec 31||sweet/tart||eat/cook|
|Arkansas Black||Oct 15- Jan 31||sweet/tart||eat/cook|
|Pink Lady||Oct 20- May 31||sweet/tart||eat/cook|
|Fuji||Oct 15- April 15||sweet||eat|
|Gold Rush||Nov 15- Apr 15||sweet||eat/cook|
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