Here at Rittman Orchards, we pride ourselves in growing the best fruits and vegetables in the area. We're probably best known for our apples, but that's just one of many, many things that we grow here. We also grow our own strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, nectarines, plums, melons, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, and a whole lot more. Below is a list of what we currently have available, as well as what's coming up next.
U-Pick: U-pick apples will start Saturday at 9am. It looks like Jonagold, Melrose and Red Delicious are what we'll be picking this weekend. Stop in the market to purchase your picking bag before going out into the orchard. Saturday and Sunday we also will have wagon rides and our corn maze open from 12-5 both days.
and Vegetables Currently Available in the Market
Yellow squash and zucchini
Cucumbers - Both slicing and pickling types
Beets - Assorted colors
Green beans, wax beans
Tomatoes - Standard red, heirlooms, mixed cherries, roma, Carolina Gold
Peppers - Green and various colored bells; poblano; medium hot block; Hungarian wax; sweet banana; serrano; jalapeno; habanero
Tomatillos - purple and green varieties
Sweet Corn - Bicolor and white
Melons - Watermelon, cantaloupe, galia, charentais, French Orange, crenshaw, and butterscotch (as they ripen)
Ginger Gold - An early Golden Delicious type, with just a hint of spiciness.
Gala - An excellent eating apple for those who like sweet apple with a lot of crunch.
Golden Supreme - A mild, sweet golden apple. Resistant to browning after slicing. Especially good for eating and salads.
Swiss Gourmet - An excellent eating/cooking apple with a great sweet-tart balance. Its parents are Idared and Golden Delicious...you can tell when you bite in.
McIntosh - tender and spicy this old-timer is especially recommended as a cooking apple.
Crimson Crisp - Sweet with a spicy undertone. Very crunchy. Excellent eating.
Jonathan - Classic tartness, fairly firm. Excellent for eating and makes a really great pie!
Fuji - A sweet, crunchy, juicy apple. Great eating!
Honeycrisp - Considered by many to be the best eating apple. Very crunchy and juicy, with a honeyed sweetness. Our most popular apple.
and Vegetables Coming Soon
Snowsweet - A day or two
Cortland - A few days
Jonagold - A few days
And many more later!
You can refer to our Apple Chart and the corresponding variety pages for much more information about our apples.