Phone: 989-426-3971

5740 W. M 61
Gladwin, MI 48624


The following apple descriptions provide a brief summary on the
variety of apples that grow at The Fruitful Orchard and Cider Mill as well as an
estimated ripening guide to help you determine when your favorite apple is ready for picking.
Please keep in mind that the ripening guide is an estimate and depends entirely on the weather throughout the growing season. Feel free to call the orchard for more information on when a specific variety may be ready.

Ripening Guide

To learn even more, visit our Apple Varieties Page

  • Gala Apples: Early to mid-September
  • Fuji Apples: Mid-October
  • Cortland Apples: MId September
  • Honeycrisp Apples: Early to mid-September
  • Northern Spy Apples: Mid October
  • Empire Apples: Mid-September
  • McIntosh (Mac) Apples: Early to mid-September
  • Ida Red Apples: Mid October
  • Golden Delicious Apples: Early October
  • Red Delicious (including Red Chief) Apples: Mid to late September
  • Molly Delicious Apples: Late August - Early September
  • Ginger Gold Apples: Late August - Early September
  • Runkel Apples: Early-Mid October
  • Jonathan Apples: Early-Mid October
  • Gravenstein Apples: Variable ripening, late August, early September
  • Jonagored (Delicious) Apples: Mid-Late September
  • Lodi Apples: Late July-Early August
  • Smoothee (Golden Delicious) Apples: Late September, early October
  • Paula Red Apples: Mid-Late August
  • Winesap Apples: Mid to late October
  • Matsu (Crispen) Apples: Mid October
  • Early Gold Apples: Mid-Late August
  • Rome Apples: Late September, early October
  • Snow Apples: Late September
  • York Apples: Mid to late October
  • Williams Pride Apples: Early-Mid August
  • Granny Smith Apples: Late October, early November