Harvest Time in Apple Valley

What a way to start Autumn, and the apples are so delicious.

Living in The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina- A Blog

Just east of Hendersonville, North Carolina, is a fertile valley that is the fourth largest apple growing district in the United States. Over thirty varieties are grow here, and for a month at the end of summer, growers are busy gathering the bounty from their orchards. Because of a certified micro-climate area known as the Isothermal Belt, winters are shorter, and late season hard freezes are rare here. 

Apple Valley North CarolinaorchardApple Valley North Carolina red barnApple Valley North Carolina farmEverywhere, large apple crates are filled to overflowing with every color apple you can imagine.Apple Valley North Carolina harvest timeTrees are still heavy with juicy fruit waiting for their chance to head for market…Apple Valley North Carolina red apples

Apple Valley North Carolina ripe applesThese apples have a little more ripening to do before their time comes..

Apple Valley North Carolina goldenrodGoldenrod and Red Bush tell you that autumn is not far away.

Apple Valley North Carolina Grandad's OrchardBehind Grandad’s Apple House, weekend visitors marvel at the view across orchards and corn fields. Hendersonville hosts its annual Apple Festival every Labor Day weekend, and thousands…

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One thought on “Harvest Time in Apple Valley

  1. Brad and I went to the Apple Festival in Asheville a long time ago….it was great and we have a composite of pictures from the event on our FR wall.  Thanks for sharing……brings back memories. Patsy

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