Sweet 16
Ripens:  late August, September
Color:  striped red
Flavor:  unique, very sweet and crisp
Excellent For:  snacking, canning, baking, sauces and jams
Store:  stores well in cool area
Special:  large, very attractive fruit
Honeycrisp
Ripens:  September, October
Color:  red, yellow mix
Flavor:  explosively crisp, well balanced tart/sweet
Excellent For:  ideal for eating raw
Store:  stores well in cool area, and up to seven months in refridgeration
Special:  Minnesota's premier eating apple
Haralson
Ripens:  September, October
Color:  yellow and red, striped
Flavor:  tart and juicy
Excellent For:  snacking and cooking
Store:  stores well in cool area
Special:  a Minnesota favorite
Haralred
Ripens:  October
Color:  bright red
Flavor:  juicy, tart, firm - sweeter than Haralson
Excellent For:  cider, pies and applesauce
Store:  stores well in cool area
Special:  adds an interesting flavor because it has a zip!
Honeygold
Ripens:  October
Color:  yellow
Flavor:  very sweet
Excellent For:  salads and applesauce
Store:  stores well in cool area
Special:  the North's answer to Yellow Delicious
Regent
Ripens:  October
Color:  bright red over yellow
Flavor:  very juicy, crisp, balanced sweet/tart
Excellent For:  snacking and deserts
Store:  stores well in cool area
Special:  high desert quality does not diminish in storage
Fireside
Ripens:  October
Color:  bright red
Flavor:  sweet, firm
Excellent For:  cooking, deserts and dehydrating
Store:  stores well in cool area
Special:  one of Minnesota's old favorite
Connell Red
Ripens:  October
Color:  bright, solid red
Flavor:  sweet, firm
Excellent For:  cooking, deserts and dehydrating
Store:  stores well in cool area
Special:  crisp and hold up well when cooked
Zestar
Color:  green, nearly 100% blushed red
Flavor:  sweet, spicy
Excellent For:  snacking, baking pies, bars & sauces
Store:  for approximately 8 weeks in refridgerated area
Special:  at room temperature, the sweet, spicy taste will increase
Thompson's
Hillcrest Orchard
6271 250th St E, Elko, MN  55020
952.461.2055

Apples, Raspberries, Pumpkins and Gourds
Open Friday and Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm for 'We-Pick' or 'U-Pick'
Open Sunday Noon - 6:00 pm for 'We-Pick' or 'U-Pick'
You are welcome to call for appointments to pick on other days!
Ripens:  late August
SweeTango
Color:  deep red over yellow breaking background
Flavor:  juicy and sweet with hints of fall spices
Excellent For:  snacking and tossed into salads
Store:  for approximately 8 weeks in refridgerated area
Special: crisp and snappy with creamy white interior
Ripens:  late August, September