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HISTORIC APPLE ORCHARD IN COVINGTON, INDIANA

Coffing Brothers Orchard is a 4th generation apple orchard located near Covington, Indiana. For over 107 years, our family has been providing Midwest communities with high quality, delicious apples for eating and baking. We are one of the largest apple orchards in the state of Indiana, with 150 acres of apples on over 1,400 acres of farmland! Our sixteen varieties of apples are USDA certified, picked and cleaned using state of the art methods, and shipped to grocery stores all over the Midwest. So, if you see the ABC brand in your local grocery store, that’s us!

Depending on the size of our apple crop each year, we are open to sell apples at our store from the end of August to the end of May. So, if you’re interested in our delicious apples or would like to learn more about our orchard, come visit us! Our store is located right inside our processing facility, so you can see all the action for yourself. We always love seeing new faces!



LATEST NEWS

Gala will be available August 29.  Weekend hours begin on September 10th. 

Travel Alert:  State Road 32 is closed at the Wabash River bridge in Perrysville.  If you are coming from the northwest, you can cross the river at Covington then head south on River Road or Stringtown Road.  If you are coming from the southwest, take State Road 234 across the river to Silverwood then go north on Coffing Bros. Road.

OUR 16 APPLE VARIETIES

Check below to learn about our different apple varieties, when you can pick them up, and our recommendations on how they fare for eating whole or in salads, pies, sauces, and baked goods. 

Please note: For maximum freshness, the best way to store our apples is in the fridge!

  • Golden Delicious
  • Gala
  • Honeycrisp
  • Jonathan
  • Grimes Golden
  • Red Delicious
  • Early Fuji
  • Mutsu

Golden Delicious

A very sweet and mild all-purpose apple. They taste delicious in just about everything!
Harvest Date: Mid-September
Eating: Excellent
Salad: Excellent
Pies: Excellent 
Sauce: Good
Baking: Excellent

Gala

A beautiful, sweet, aromatic, and crisp all-purpose apple. Perfect for salads or eating fresh.
Harvest Date: Late August
Eating: Excellent

Salad: Excellent
Pies: Good
Sauce: Fair
Baking: Good

Honeycrisp

Exceptionally crisp apple with a mild, sweet honey flavor. Great as a fresh snack or in baked goods.
Harvest Date: Early September
Eating: Excellent
Salad: Good
Pies: Good
Sauce: Fair
Baking: Good

Jonathan

A decidedly tart, tender and juicy apple. Adds an excellent flavor to pies!
Harvest Date: Late September
Eating: Good
Salad: Good
Pies: Excellent 
Sauce: Good

Baking: Excellent 


Grimes Golden

An old favorite, tender and juicy with a sweet, aromatic flavor. An all-around great apple for baking and cooking!
Harvest Time: Late September 
Eating: Good
Salad: Fair
Pies: Good
Sauce: Good
Baking: Good

Red Delicious

The world's most common apple. It has a sweet, tender flavor with a thick skin. Tastes best eaten whole!
Harvest Time: Late September
Eating: Excellent
Salad: Good
Pies: Fair 
Sauce: Poor
Baking: Fair

Early Fuji

Same great characteristics as standard Fuji yet ripens 2 to 3 weeks earlier. Use these apples to give your salads a tart crunch.
Harvest Time: Early October 
Eating: Excellent
Salad: Excellent 
Pies: Good
Sauce: Poor
Baking: Good

Mutsu

Large, very juicy apple with a sweet, spicy flavor. Fantastic apple to use in your cooking and baking!
Harvest Time: Early October 
Eating: Good
Salad: Excellent
Pies: Excellent
Sauce: Excellent
Baking: Excellent 
  • Fuji
  • Jonagold
  • Ida Red
  • Rome Beauty
  • Stayman Winesap
  • Braeburn
  • Granny Smith
  • Cripps Pink

Fuji

A crisp, juicy apple with a refreshing sweet flavor. Particularly tasty on fresh salads!
Harvest Time: Late October 
Eating: Excellent
Salad: Excellent
Pies: Good 
Sauce: Poor 
Baking: Good

Jonagold

A large, crisp, juicy apple with a sweet, tart honey flavor. Tastes absolutely delicious in baked goods!
Harvest Time: Mid October 
Eating: Excellent
Salad: Good
Pies: Excellent 
Sauce: Good
Baking: Excellent 

Ida Red

A mildly tart apple with Jonathan like characteristics. Makes a great apple sauce!
Harvest Time: Mid October 
Eating: Good
Salad: Good
Pies: Excellent 
Sauce: Excellent
Baking: Excellent 

Rome Beauty

A mildly tart apple mostly used for cooking. Best in salads and baking.
Harvest Time: Late October 
Eating: Fair
Salad: Excellent
Pies: Fair 
Sauce: Fair
Baking: Excellent 

Stayman Winesap

A crisp apple with a rich, tart, wine like flavor. Tastes good whole or in a fresh baked pie!
Harvest Time: Late October
Eating: Excellent
Salad: Good
Pies: Excellent 
Sauce: Good
Baking: Excellent 

Braeburn

Crisp and juicy with an old fashion sweet, tart flavor. A versatile apple that can add good flavor to any dish!
Harvest Time: Late October 
Eating: Excellent
Salad: Good 
Pies: Good 
Sauce: Good 
Baking: Good 

Granny Smith

A popular culinary apple.  It is hard and crisp with a tart, acidic flavor. Use this old favorite to make delicious pies and baked goods. 
Harvest Time: Late October 
Eating: Fair
Salad: Good
Pies: Excellent 
Sauce: Poor 
Baking: Excellent

Cripps Pink 

A crisp apple with a dense flesh. It has a sweet, tart and unique tangy flavor. Tastes fantastic in just about everything!
Harvest Time: Early November 
Eating: Excellent
Salad: Excellent 
Pies: Excellent 
Sauce: Good
Baking: Good

WHY CHOOSE COFFING?


QUALITY

At Coffing, we only grow the best. Our apples are USDA certified for quality and freshness so you can be sure you are buying healthy apples for your family. 

SAFETY

We use state of the art techniques for handling, sorting, storing, and shipping our apples. Our FreshPack system maximizes freshness to ensure all of our apples stay ripe and delicious all the way to your home. 


DEDICATION

We have been in the apple business for over 107 years! The Coffing family is absolutely dedicated to providing Midwest families with the freshest, highest quality apples around.