You’ll know your at Grandad’s Apples when you see the tractor-topped silo.
and trademark barn at 2951 Chimney Rock Rd, northeast of downtown Hendersonville, NC.
We stopped in recently for some apples and a couple bakery treats for the road. I picked up a warm apple turnover for myself and an apple dumpling (whole spiced apple surrounded by pastry crust and baked) to bring home for PIC.
Okay, so the treats didn’t make it to the road. They made it as far as the shaded rockers out front. PIC’s made it safely home, though.
Grandad’s carries quite a few different apple varieties according to season. Here’s what’s up next:
- Cameo – Late Sept.
- Red Rome – Late Sept.
- Stayman – Late Sept.
- Winesap – Late Sept.
- Granny Smith – Early Oct.
- Candy Crisp – Early Oct.
- Arkansas Black – Mid Oct.
- Braeburn – Mid Oct.
- Pink Lady – Mid Oct.
- Gold Rush – Mid Oct.
They’re getting ready for Fall. Soon the pumpkin patch will be set up out front.
And the corn maze will be ready.
Samples courtesy of apple peeler/slicers. You can pick up one of these cool gadgets for yourself in their country store.
Grandad’s isn’t just a great place to buy apples right from the orchard. It’s a great place to spend time exploring with the family. There are plenty of photo ops with cute animals and put-your-face-through-the-hole picture boards.