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Here are the ripening dates and descriptions of our most popular apple varieties. And if you are curious, check out our orchard map!

Paulared

(mid-August)

An under-rated August apple, the earliest we grow. Can have a superb sweet Mac-like flavor and firm texture in season, but has the unfortunate habit of going soft after several weeks in storage. Very good for apple butter and sauce.

Jonamac

(early September)

Very early September apple. The finest for single variety fresh cider.

Macintosh

(early September)

Quintessential New York apple. Its reputation precedes it. Good fresh and in pies.

Cortland

(mid September)

A seasonal favorite, this mid-september apple only keeps for several weeks, but when fresh, is equally great as a baking and eating apple.

Macoun

(late September)

Developed in New York in 1932, Macouns have one of the best flavors and textures for fresh eating. Sweet-tart, with a fine-fleshed crisp bite.

Spartan

(late September)

An underrated apple developed by Cornell University with hopes of replacing McIntosh. In a good season, it has a pleasant honey-flavor and a crispy coarse-grained texture. A McIntosh-cross, these small, sweet, and very crunchy apples are perfect for kids. They are also versatile, tasty when eaten fresh and hold up well in baking, freezing and storage.

Empire

(mid October)

A hybrid between McIntosh and Red Delicious apples, it has a tart-sweet flavor. This variety is popular with children because of its small size. Great for eating fresh, making sauces, baking and freezing.

Golden Delicious

(early October)

A popular, super sweet variety with bright yellow skin. The golden delicious that grow on our farm always surprise people used to those from the supermarket. Great for eating fresh, making sauces, baking and freezing.

Red Delicious

(early October)

The classic firm, sweet apple. We find their simple sweet flavor mellows and becomes more complex in storage, so that by December, they are one of our favorite apples in the cooler. Red Delicious apples are good for eating fresh, baking, and freezing, and will keep for several months.

Mutsu

(mid October)

A large, green apple from Japan, also known as a Crispin. These apples have a unique, tart and sweet flavor and make delicious snacks and pies.

Jonagold

(mid October)

An exceptional dessert apple, with qualities of both its parents, Jonathan and Golden. Crisp, juicy, honey-nectar flavor. Similar to honey-crisp, without being quite as intense.

Idared

(late October)

The most underrated apple we grow. A tart apple lover's dream—firm and tangy with a quintessential apple-y flavor that holds up so well to baking that people forget its merits for fresh eating.

Stayman Winesap

(late October)

A cult favorite. Does have a tangy-winelike flavor.

 

 

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