Ela Orchard is located in Rochester, Wisconsin. We grow many varieties of apples and pears, and we press fresh apple cider.
Mid July 2014,
Apples are growing and our harvest season will be beginning in the next month. We will try to get information on this page and Facebook when we start at the Markets.
Generally, the crop looks on the lighter side at this stage, but there are apples growing and what is growing looks good.
In terms of specific varieties, the Lodi crop is very light this year. The Melbas which will be ripening in August look like there will be moderate volume. McIntosh looks like a reasonable volume with Cortland and Macoun somewhat lighter.
Jonagolds and Honeycrisp and Russets look solid at this stage. Ida Reds look light, and Spartans and Black Willow Twig look very light.
We will see how everything ripens and are looking forward to having apples again.