Paula Red Apples at Hope OrchardsAlthough there have been many reports of apple crop losses due to early spring weather patterns, Hope Orchards is fortunate to have a good apple crop this year. We are opening for pick-your-own or purchase at the stand this Friday September 7th. While our last three seasons have been “bumper crop” years, our current crop is at least 80% as large as those years. The apples are good sized and we are very optimistic about this years crop. For now, our Paula Reds are the biggest we've seen in Maine this year, our Ginger Golds have that familiar welcome-to-apple-season flavor, and we have lots of both of them - starting to pick this Friday. We look forward to seeing everyone this season. Brien and Emily