August 17 ... so we only needed 8 apples for our hand pies but we filled our bag. and our shirts. and our pockets. so now we have more than we can eat. tried making some apple butter today. turned out pretty good. but now our house smells like thanksgiving. and they're already selling pumpkin spice coffees. and I am not ready for fall. think we'll have to eat watermelon, corn on the cob and popsicles for dinner to cancel all of this out. why are the apples ready to pick in August?!?!?