The Apples of Apple Hill, California

Discover the apples of Apple Hill, California! Home to over 20 varieties of apples over 23 farms, where farmers have been growing apples since the 1800s. Learn what makes some of these apples so special, and then explore some of these apple farms on your own and try these incredible fruits in person.

Note: Prices displayed in photos are from pictures taken over the years at Apple Hill and are not accurate.

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A small selection of apples for sale in Apple Hill, California
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Apples ready to be harvested in Apple Hill
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Arkansas Black and Fuji Apples

From Sweetest to Tartest

Apple Hill Apple Varieties
Applesauce apples recipe
Fuji

High Hill Ranch

Delfino Farms

Apples of apple hill gala
Gala

High Hill Ranch

Delfino Farms

Apples of apple hill honeycrisp
Honey Crisp

High Hill Ranch

Delfino Farms

Applesauce apples recipe
Red Delicious

High Hill Ranch

Delfino Farms

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Golden Delicious

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Delfino Farms

Apples of apple hill jonagold
Jonagold

Cross between the crisp Golden Delicious and the blush-crimson Jonathan. A crisp apple, juicy and aromatic with a sweet-sour taste.

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Delfino Farms

Applesauce apples recipe
Jonathan

High Hill Ranch

Delfino Farms

Apples of apple hill mutsu
Mutsu

High Hill Ranch

Delfino Farms

Apples of apple hill pink lady
Pink Lady

High Hill Ranch

Delfino Farms

Apples of apple hill red rome
Rome

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Delfino Farms

Apples of apple hill jonagold
Winesap

High Hill Ranch

Delfino Farms

Applesauce apples recipe
Gravenstein

High Hill Ranch

Delfino Farms

Applesauce apples recipe
Paula Red

High Hill Ranch

Delfino Farms

Applesauce apples recipe
Pippen

High Hill Ranch

Delfino Farms

Applesauce apples recipe
Red Gold

High Hill Ranch

Delfino Farms

Apples of apple hill arkansas black
Arkansas Black

High Hill Ranch

Delfino Farms

Larsen Apple Barn

Rainbow Orchards

Sloan Winters Mountain Orchard & Garden

Denver Dan’s Apple Ranch

24Carrot Farm

O’Halloran’s Apple Trail Ranch

Apple Ridge Farms

Bill’s Apples/Felice’s Dolls

Abel’s Apple Acres

Bodhaine’s at Drew Bean Farms

Harris Family Farm

Smokey Ridge Farmstand & Winery

Apples of apple hill braeburn
Braeburn

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Delfino Farms

Larsen Apple Barn

Rainbow Orchards

Denver Dan’s Apple Ranch

24Carrot Farms

O’Halloran’s Apple Trail Ranch

Apple Ridge Farms

Bill’s Apples/Felice’s Dolls

Goldbud Farms

Apples of apple hill empire
Empire

High Hill Ranch

Delfino Farms

Denver Dan’s Apple Patch

Apple Ridge Farms

Bill’s Apples/Felice’s Dolls

Goldbud Farms

Apples of apple hill cortland
Cortland

Cortland is a cross between McIntosh and Ben Davis. Bright red, with a crisp white flesh that is incredibly juicy with a sweet-tart flavor.

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Applesauce apples recipe
McIntosh

High Hill Ranch

Delfino Farms

Larsen Apple Barn

Rainbow Orchards

Sloan Winters Mountain Orchard & Garden

Apples of apple hill granny smith bin
Granny Smith

High Hill Ranch

Delfino Farms

Larsen Apple Barn

Rainbow Orchards

Apples of apple hill california by the box
Apple Hill apples by the box

Apple Hill is a region in El Dorado County, California, known for its apple orchards and apple-related activities. The history of apple farming in the area dates back to the 1800s, when settlers began planting apple orchards in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Over time, the area developed into a thriving apple-growing region, with many family-owned farms. The apple industry in the area continued to grow, and in the 1960s, a group of apple farmers in the area decided to band together to promote their apples and the region. They formed the Apple Hill Growers Association, which is still active today.

The association began promoting the area as a destination for apple picking and other apple-related activities, and it became a popular destination for locals and tourists. Today, Apple Hill is home to over 50 family-owned farms, which offer a variety of activities such as apple picking, cider tasting, and hay rides. Many of the farms also sell other products such as apple pies, jams, and cider. Some of the farms also have wineries and Christmas tree farms.

Apple Hill is known for its family-friendly activities and for the quality of its apples, and it continues to be a popular destination for visitors of all ages. The peak season is typically from September to November, with many farms and businesses open to the public during that time.

The area is home to over 50 family-owned farms, which offer a variety of activities such as apple picking, cider tasting, and hay rides. The apples of Apple Hill grown in the area include popular varieties such as Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, and Honeycrisp.

Many of the farms also sell other products such as apple pies, jams, and cider. Some of the farms also have wineries and Christmas tree farms. Apple Hill’s peak season is typically from September to November. It’s also a popular destination during the Christmas season, when many of the farms also sell Christmas trees.

Identify Your Apple Variety

  • Appearance: Apples have distinct characteristics such as shape, size, color, and skin texture that can be used to identify them. For example, a Red Delicious apple is typically large, round, and has a bright red skin.
  • Taste and texture: Different apple varieties have distinct flavors and textures. For example, a Granny Smith apple is typically tart and crisp, while a Fuji apple is sweet and juicy.
  • Time of ripening: Different apple varieties ripen at different times of the year. For example, Gala apples are typically harvested in late August to early September, while Braeburn apples are harvested in October and November.
  • Growing region: Some apple varieties are more commonly grown in certain regions. For example, Honeycrisp apples are primarily grown in the United States and Canada, while Pink Lady apples are primarily grown in Australia.
  • DNA analysis: In recent years, DNA analysis has become a common method for identifying apple varieties, allowing for a more accurate identification of a tree or fruit.

It’s worth to note that some varieties are hybrids of other varieties, so it may be difficult to identify them with just one of the methods above.

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