Ela Orchard

Ela Orchard is located in Rochester, Wisconsin. We grow  many varieties of apples and pears, and we press fresh apple cider.

Aug 8, 2016

A quick update on the coming apple season

Our Apple season is slow to get going this year.  Normally we would be going strong with Lodis  and we would be picking  Melbas now.

The Lodis blanked out this year because of a huge crop last year and a cold night in May.

The Melba crop also is extremely light because of the cold night in May.  We have been waiting for what there is to ripen, but it looks like there is very little fruit,

The Later varieties look promising but we need some rain.

Miltons should be ripening in later August.

McIntosh, Cortland, Honeycrisp, Macoun and a number of other varieties have a nice set of apples and should be ripening in September

And there are  Parker Pears and Moonglow pears growing which should be ripe in late September and October.


We  will  get into full swing as apples ripen and will try to keep information up to date on this page  as to when we can get started consistently with the Markets and the Apple Barn.