|APPLE VARIETY||RIPENING TIME||FLAVOR|
|Arkansas Black Apples||October||Very Tart|
|Cameo Apples||October||Sweet / Tart|
|Empire Apples||Late September||Tart / Sweet|
|Gala Apples||Late August||Sweet|
|Golden Delicious Apples||Late August||Sweet|
|Granny Smith Apples||October||Very Tart|
|Honey Crisp Apples||Late August||Sweet|
|Jonagold Apples||Late August||Sweet-Tart|
|Jonathan Apples||Early September||Slightly Tart|
|Mutsu Apples||September||Slightly Tart|
|Pink Lady||Mid October||Tart / Sweet|
|Red Delicious Apples||Late August||Sweet|
|Rome Beauty Apples||September||Medium Tart to Sweet|
The 2020 NC Apple Festival is not canceled, but the traditional street fair, as well as the King Apple Parade, will not be held due to Covid-19 social-distancing mandates. This year festival attendees can support our apple growers by visiting the more than 20 farm markets to buy fresh, locally grown apples, and apple products Labor Day weekend.
The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) has a Local Food Guide where you can find farm-fresh food. Pick up a print copy of the guide at more than 400 locations in the area or come by the ASAP office.