Ripening Calendar

Lodi

Mid to Late July

A tart summer apple used mostly for sauce. Ready in mid to late July.

Paulared

Mid to Late August

Crunchy and sweet/tart, Paulareds are great for fresh eating, sauce and desserts.

Gingergold

Mid to Late August

A crisp pale green apple with a mildly spicy flavor. Great for fresh eating and excellent for baking!

Zestar

Mid to Late August

A great new apple with a zesty sweet/tart flavor. Wonderful for fresh eating and baking!

Wealthy

Mid to Late August

An old fashioned variety that is a favorite of many for sauce.

Graham Spy

Mid August

An early, sweeter spy that makes wonderful pies, sauce and desserts using half the sugar that you usually use! Great for dried apple slices!

Gala

Early to Mid September

A favorite for fresh eating! It's distinct orange and yellow color is only matched by it's sweet and crunchy taste!

Honeycrisp

Early to Mid September

Explosively CRISP! This one is so crisp and juicy once you try it, you'll soon be back for more! A large apple with a distinct sweet flavor all it's own.

McIntosh

Early to Mid September

A sweet/tart apple that makes a great smooth applesauce. It has been a favorite for many years!

Talman Sweet

Early to Mid September

An apple variety that has been around for many years. It is very sweet and great for cooking.

Empire

Mid to Late September

Crunchy and tart! This one is a favorite for lunches and fresh eating, but also is great for baking. A cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh.

Cortland

Mid to Late September

An excellent baking apple with a unique tart flavor. Great for sauce and salads too!

Jonagold

Mid to Late September

This cross between Jonathon and Golden Delicious is becoming a favorite for fresh eating and baking because of it's excellent flavor! A sweet/tart apple that will make your mouth water!

Golden Supreme

Mid to Late September

Jonathon

Mid to Late September

The sweet/tart flavor of the old fashioned Jonathon is hard to beat! It makes great baked apples and apple dumplings because it holds it's shape when baked.

Red Delicious

Early to Mid October

For many years this has been the number one apple in the U.S. for fresh eating and salads. Crunchy, with a mildly sweet flavor.

Fuji

Early to Mid October

Crunchy and sweet, this is a wonderful apple for fresh eating!

Golden Delicious

Early to Mid October

Another old favorite that can't be beat for fresh eating and baking, this bright yellow apple is as pretty as it is tasty!

Idared

Mid to Late October

Excellent for pies, sauce and crisps, the mildly tart flavor adds "zip" to any recipe. Keeps very well.

Mutsu

Mid to Late October

Big and yellow, this cross between Golden Delicious and Indo has a spicy flavor and keeps all winter!

Northern Spy

Mid to Late October

"Spys for pies" is an old saying that still holds true today! The premium baking apple that can't be imitated.

Cameo

Mid to Late October

Sweet, tart flavor with a crunch that never quits. White flesh that doesn't brown, great for salads!

Granny Smith

Late October to Early November

If you like your apples tart, you'll love this green apple from New Zealand. It stays crunchy and developes a "pineappley" flavor over time. Also makes great pies!

Black Sweet

1st of July

Big dark sweet cherries are always a treat at Moelkers! Sweet cherries are usually ready the first week of July. Available for u-pick or already picked.

Selah Sweet

2nd of July

A Sweet Red Cherry that is large & very juicy. Available for U-pick or already picked.Usually ready in the first part of July.

White-Gold

4th of July

These sweet cherries are yellow with a red blush. They are great for eating and baking. They taste and look great! Available for U-Pick and already picked. Usually ready the first part of July.

Tart

6th of July

Montmorency Tart Cherries are wonderful for baking and jam! They are ready about 1 week after sweet cherries. Available for u-pick or already picked.

Shiro

8th of August

Shiro Plums are a sweet yellow plum, great for fresh eating!

Santa Rosa

8th of August

These are a red plum that is very sweet, great for fresh eating!

Black Amber

9th of August

These are sweet black plum, great for fresh eating!

Stanley

7th of September

Sweet and juicy plums that are great for eating and canning.

Bartlett

27th of August

These pears are the Premium pear for canning and freezing! Picked slightly green, they will ripen at room temperature in three to five days. As the color changes from light green to pale yellow, the flesh softens and the juices inside become pleasantly sweet! A good indication that the pear is ripe is when it "gives" a little when you apply pressure around the blossom end. REMEMBER-- Pears ripen from the inside out, so don't let them get too soft! We usually harvest Bartlett Pears around the 3rd to 4th week of August and they are available until the end of September.

Bosc

17th of September

These pears are a sweet winter pear. They are a russet type and are light brown in color. The Bosc pear has a wonderful sweet flavor that you will love! The flesh of the Bosc pear is firmer than the Bartlett, and Bosc pears will keep well--we often keep them into January! They taste great fresh or in salads or slices! We harvest our Bosc pears in mid to late September.

Red Haven

8th of August

This has been the most popular peach for canning, freezing and fresh eating for many years. The flavor is sweet with a little "zip" that makes your mouth water! Free-stone most years, but can stick a little in some seasons.

Glo Haven

9th of August

Follows Red Haven and is excellent for canning and fresh eating. Always free-stone, this peach has a milder flavor and has become a favorite!

Flaming Fury 17

17th of August

Ready shortly after the Glo Haven season begins. An excellent peach for canning and freezing, the Flaming Fury 17 has flavor similar to Red Haven and stays bright yellow when canned or frozen! Great for making jam & baking too! Always free-stone.

Bellaire

17th of August

Great Free Stone peach, that has a very similiar taste to Red Havens. Great for canning, freezing and eating!