Knob Creek Orchards

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Here at Knob Creek we grow eating, cooking, and dual purpose apples.  

Eating Apples
-Also known as Dessert Apples
-Typically smaller than cooking  apples
-Sweet, juicy, and delicious
-Known for their sweet taste
-Literally an apple that could be    had for dessert

Cooking Apples
-Typically larger than eating  apples
-Often times they are semi-tart
-Firm flesh
-Don't break down much when  cooked
-Long shelf-life

Dual Purpose Apples
-Can be used for either eating,      cooking, or both.  

We've been growing apples for years and change varieties regularly to satisfy the demands of our customers.  We listened when we heard our customers would like to bag-their-own apples.  1/2 peck, peck, 1/2 bushel, or bushel we've got it all! 

*The apples are already picked from the tree, but you can pick them from a bin! 
You Want It... We Got It!
Apples, apple cider, apple bread, apple jelly, apple butter, you name it we probably have it.  We started out as apple growers and apples are still our passion so we have various apple products to fit every occasion.  Apples also make excellent gifts and are a healthy snack, so pick up a bag of our fresh apples to take to your Thanksgiving dinner!  While you are here stop inside to try some delicious homemade apple ice cream on a fresh waffle cone.  See ya' soon!
Easy Apple Pie
A Family Favorite
4 cups diced apples
4-5 pieces of loaf bread
1 stick melted butter
1 Tablespoon flour
1 egg

Dice apples. Place in water. Sprinkle with salt. Let sit. Cut crust from bread. Cut up bread in long pieces about 1-inch wide. Drain apples and place in casserole dish. Place bread strips on top of apples. Mix butter, sugar, flour, and egg together and pour over bread and apples. Bake at 350 F until brown (approximately 45 minutes).
Awesome Apples 
We begin harvesting apples in late August through December, so you will have plenty of time to make multiple trips to Knob Creek to experience many types of apples.  
A Bit About Apples...
Golden Delicious:
~Firm, crisp, juicy, flavor flesh
~Mild, sweet distinctive flavor
~High quality, all purpose
~Shrivels in storage
~Introduced in 1900

Granny Smith:
~Moderately sweet, snappy flavor
~Superb eating and cooking qualities
~Keeps good texture during baking, never gets mushy
~Good shelf life
~Originated in 1968 from some discarded apples which Mrs. Thomas Smith bought from Tasmania

Stayman Winesap:
~Firm, tender, juicy, yellowish flesh
~Tart, rich, wine-like flavor
~Excellent, firm cooking with spicy taste
~Best for baking
~Good keeper
~Introduced in 1866

Red Rome:
~Crisp white flesh sometimes streaked with red
~Medium texture and firmness
~Excellent baking apple, good for drying and eating fresh
~Good Keeper

~Crisp, dense, aromatic flavor
~Harvested early in the season
~Fine Flavor: subacid or semisweet
~Excellent quality
~Developed in New Zealand
~Introduced in 1965

~High quality apple with fairly poor appearance
~Crisp, juicy, slightly subacid, whit flesh with outstanding texture
~Good keeper
~Developed in Japan
~Introduced in 1962

~Crunchy flesh
~Similar to Golden Delicious but with more juice and tartness
~Distinctive, delicate, spicy flavor
~Good dessert/eating apple
~Does not shrivel in storage

Pink Lady:
~A newer apple on the market with crisp sweet/tart flavor
~Attractive, medium sized
~Pink blush over yellow undertone
~Keeps well
~Excellent for cooking and eating

~Cross between red delicious and golden delicious
~Crisp and firm with aromatic flavor
~Red striped over creamy orange
~Good for cooking and eating

Arkansas Black:
~Dark purplish fruit that turns nearly black at maturity
~Crisp, juicy, very firm, yellow flesh
~Good for eating or cooking
~Excellent keeper, mellows in storage
~Originated in Arkansas around 1870.