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Aug 30, 2014 08:47 PM

CT apples in late Aug/early Sept

Although I still have some peaches in my fridge, feels like it's time to turn to local apples.

Best places to get them in Litchfield/Fairfield CT counties?

Would also be interested in some of your favorite varieties.

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    This list should help. Since this summer was cool apples are maturing earlier than usual.

    We have three trees in our yard and fully ripe, full size apples have been falling for about 2 weeks. We don't eat them because we don't spray the trees. The deer have been enjoying them.

    Favorite varieties:

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    1. re: bagelman01

      Not spraying the trees is a reason TO eat them, no?

      1. re: magiesmom

        Maybe other "guests" got to them first?

        ETA: Macouns are my very favorite.

        1. re: kattyeyes

          The apples that fall outside the pool fence get eaten by deer. The apples that fall inside the pool fence become toys/balls for the dogs.

          My next door neighbor has lived in her house for 72 years, she does pick some of the apples and uses them for baking.

          1. re: kattyeyes

            I heart Macouns! Has anyone seen any yet (I gather it's an early season, given cool temps)? If yes, where?

            1. re: sundeck sue

              Not cool here--are you not melting where you are? ;) It's nasty and oppressive here in central CT. I think this is early for apples in general, yes?

              No Macouns at Belltown yet:

              Nor at Dondero--both in beautiful South Glastonbury:

              Here's a handy guide to CT apple varieties and when to look for them. :

              1. re: kattyeyes

                Totally melting! But up til now (steamy Sept...) it's been a coolish summer--& read somewhere that that means early apples. Thanx 4 guide.

          2. re: magiesmom

            Not as far as I'm concerned...........
            I'm old school, not organic.

        2. Picked up some Paula Red apples from my regular stop at Rogers Orchard last week. Not bad, but can't wait for my favorite Fuji apples. Unfortunately they are not available there until November.

          1. Although a bit of a drive for you, picked apples the last 2 weekends, Belltown and Dondero but no macouns yet as Katty mentioned. Also this weekend picked Italian plums and Bartlett pears.

            I did just see a post from Joseph Preli that they have Macoun available. They are a great little place with tons of stuff, FYI though only fri-Sunday.

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            1. re: geminigirl

              Gem, I thought the Prelis were Belltown--they have another stand? Where?

              ETA: Answered my own question--I had no idea:


              1. re: kattyeyes

                Yep, nice folk, hope you get to stop in sometime!

            2. Definitely waiting (not so patiently) to get some McCouns (and apple cider donuts!) from Rogers' Orchards in Southington.

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              1. re: JeffroCGC

                McCouns are #1 with Braeburns a distant second for us, but Paula Reds are fine (and currently available) as an early season alternative.

                1. re: Clams047

                  Got a basket of McCouns last weekend and they are yummy! I forget just how much fresher locally grown apples are than in the supermarket.