An apple for every taste!
We grow over twenty varieties of apples that range from small tart green apples with a red blush to huge sweet yellow apples. Some people have a favorite apple that they come back for year after year and others like to mix their bags and surprise themselves later. Here is a list of all the major varieties we grow (in order from early season to late), but there are more becoming available!
Paula Red: mid to late August
Tart, all-purpose apple; similar to Cortland.
Ginger Gold: (Chance Seedling) late August - mid September
Ginger Golds are an excellent early Golden Delicious type apple, great for eating, salads, and cooking. They are slow to brown when cut and have a sweet slightly spicey ginger flavor.
Sweet, dense, tasty; all purpose.
Zestar!™: (State Fair x MN 1691) late August
From the same Minnesota breeding program that introduced Honeycrisp, Zestar!® Apple has a crisp and juicy sweet-tart taste with a hint of brown sugar. Unlike other early season apples that are often soft or mealy, Zestar!® is juicy with a light, crisp texture. A great way to start out the apple picking season!
Sansa: (Gala x Akane) late August
Breed in Japan, an excellent dessert apple resembling Gala.
Akane: (Jonathan x Worcester Permain) late August
The UMass Fruit Advisor says about Akane "The flavor is mild. It is one of the best pie apples available. When cooked, slices remain intact and unlike many apples, the flavor components of the apple can be detected in the cooked product." Dense, tart; all-purpose apple.
Gravenstein: mid to late August
Tart, all-purpose apple; green with red stripes.
Blondee®: early - mid September
Although Blondee looks like a Golden Delicious type apple, it is really more closely related to Gala! Very crisp, sweet and a bit tart, with more flavor than Gala. The flesh does not bruise easily and stores very well!
McIntosh: early September - early October
Moderately tart, best for fresh eating and sauce; green with red blush. A New England favorite.
Gala: (Kidd's Orange x Golden Delicious) early September - early October
This orange fleshed apple originated from New Zealand and has a unique apple flavor. Very sweet and crisp, many describe its taste as half apple, half pear. An excellent eating apple!
Honeycrisp™: (Macoun x Honeygold) early - late September
Often described as explosively juicy and crisp, Honeycrisp have quickly become the most sought after apple on the farm. Remember when picking, for honeycrisp a red apple is a ripe apple.
Golden Supreme: mid September
Early Golden Delicious type apple, with smoother skin and higher flavored than its parent.
Early Fuji: mid September - early October
Early sports of Fuji that ripen 6 to 8 weeks before its parent.
CrimsonCrisp™: mid September
Attractive crimson red color. Crisp texture and tart complex flavor. Disease resistant variety.
Cortland: (Ben Davis x McIntosh) mid September - mid October
Cortland is a great all-purpose apple. One of the largest apples we grow, it has a great sweet tart flavor and a vibrant white flesh that does not brown (great for slicing up for lunch boxes). Cortland stays solid when cooked, making it an ideal apple for making pies and crisps.
Early Mutsu - very large yellow-green sweet tart apple.
Crimson® Gold: Late September (Available 2013)
Red blush over a yellow background. Similar to Crimson Topaz except a bit sweeter and larger, also from the Czech Republic.
Macoun: (McIntosh x Jersey Black) Late September - early October
Our customers ask all year for these apples that are only available for a couple of weeks. Macouns are an excellent dessert apple similar to McIntosh but much crispier and great for cooking.
Honeygold: (Golden Delicious x Haralson)
Similar to Golden Delicious but with a more complex "honey" flavor. Stores well.
Liberty: (Macoun x Purdue)
Similar to macoun, sweet juicy white flesh, deep red on green skin. Disease resitant variety.
Empire: (McIntosh x Red Delicious)
moderately sweet all-purpose apple; dark red stripes over yellow background color. Usually a smaller apple perfect for lunch boxes.
Mutsu: (aka Crispin) (Golden Delicious x Indo)
All purpose apple; very large, light green to yellow.
Spencer: (McIntosh x Golden Delicious)
Pink-red blush on green; large sized apple. Sweet flavor that some say has hint of cinamon spice.
Crimson® Topaz: (Rubin x Vanda)
Also known as Topaz - Orange-red stripping over yellow background; medium sized apple. Sharp sweet-tart complex flavor that is reminiscent of Granny Smith. Disease resistant variety from the Czech Republic.
Hampshire Mac™: (McIntosh Sport)
A McIntosh-type apple discovered by Erick Leadbeater of Contoocook, NH, ripening three weeks later than a standard Mac.
Creston: (Golden Delicious x NJ 381049)
Breed at the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre - Summerland, B.C., Creston is similar to Jonagold but more firm and better storage quality. Large sweet yellow fruit with red blush.
Sweet dessert apple; red stripes over green.
Sweet, all purpose apple; yellow, sometimes with a red blush.
Jonagold: (Golden Delicious x Jonathan)
Sweet but tart, all purpose apple; red blush over yellow background color.
Idared: (Jonathan x Wagener)
Tart at harvest, sweetens in storage, all-purpose apple; red fruit. Excellent for baking apple pies!
Cameo™: (Chance seedling)
Firm and crisp with highly appealing sub acid aromatic flavor. Very similar to old-fashoned Red Delicious.
SunCrisp™: (Golden Delicious x Cox's Orange Pippen)
Sweet idly sub-acid apple, dual purpose apple with yellow flesh and red blush. Stores up to 6 months.
Fuji: (Ralls Janet x Delicious)
Sweet dense apple, stores extremely well.
Goldrush: (Golden Delicious x PRI Co-op 17)
Similar to Golden Delicious but more tart. Extremely dense apple that stores incredibly well.
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