Apple Varieties

Lodi

Description: Medium sized, yellowish green, tangy

Available  in: Very end of July

Best for: Homemade pies, cider, applesauce and fresh eating

Keeps for: 1-2 

Oriole

Description: Medium sized, orange-yellow with red stripes, Sweet-tart flavor

Available in: Early to Mid-August

Best for: Fresh eating, baking

Keep for: 2-3 weeks

McIntosh

Description: Medium sized, blessed red, sweet-tart flavor

Available in: Mid- September 

Best for: Fresh eating, sauces

Keep for: 3 to 4 weeks

Cortland

Description: Medium sized, blush red, sweet-tart flavor

Available in: Late September to early October

Best for: Fresh eating, pies, baking, sauces

Keep for: 4 to 5 weeks

Empire

Description: Medium sized, juicy, crisp, sweet but also tart flavor

Available in: August to September 

Best for: Fresh eating, pies, salads, sauces, freezing, and other baking

Keep for: 3 months common storage

Macoun

  Description: Extra sweet, tender crisp flesh, rich mild taste, hint of berry

Available in: October - November

Best for: Fresh eating, pies, cooking, salads, sauces, with cheese

Keep for: 2-3 weeks common storage 

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Honeycrisp

  

Description: Extra sweet/tart flavor, crisp, juicy

Available in: Mid-September

Best for: Fresh eating, pies, cooking, salads, sauces, with cheese, drying

Keep for: 7 months common storage

Spartan

  

Description: Juicy well balanced sweet/tart flavor

Available in: Early October

Best for: Fresh eating, cooking, dessert, juice, jam, with cheese, drying

Keep for: 3 months common storage 

Wolf River

  

Description: Large one pie apple, sweet tart flavor

Available in: Late September

Best for: Best pie apple, sauce, cooking, dessert

Keep for: 1 month common storage

Connell Red

  

Description: chunky to chew, complexly flavorful Juicy, Sweet, Firm

Available in: Late September - November

Best for: Fresh eating, salads, baking, and canning

Keep for: 4 months common storage

Snow Sweet

  

Description: Slow to brown, Sweet, slightly buttery, 

Slightly tart balance rich overtones, firm to crisp

Available in: Mid to late-September

Best for: Fresh eating, salads, sauces, cooking

Keep for: 2 months common storage

Liberty

  

Description: Crisp, juicy, sweet flavor

Available in: Mid-October

Best for: Fresh eating, cooking, drying, pie, sauce, salad

Keep for: 4 month common storage 

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Fireside

  

Description: chunky to chew, complexly flavorful juicy, Sweet, Firm

Available in: October - November

Best for: Fresh eating, salads, baking, and canning

Keep for: 4 months common storage

Ida Red

  

Description: Sweet tart juicy crisp firm

Available in: Early October

Best for: Fresh eating, cooking, baking, pie,

Pink applesauce, salad, freezing, with cheese

Keep for: 5 months common storage

Bartlett Pear

  

Description: Juicy, sweet  

Available in: Mid-September

Best for: Fresh eating, cooking, baking, pie,

salad, freezing, canning, with cheese

Keep for: 1 month common storage

Dandee Red

  

Description: Crisp, Juicy, sweet/tart flavor

Available in: Late August

Best for: Fresh eating, pies, Baking, sauces

Keep for: 2 months common storage

Zestar

  

Description: Crisp, Juicy, sweet/tart  

Available in: Late August

Best for: Fresh eating, cooking

Keep for: 2 months common storage

Frostbite

  

Description: Small apple, intense sweet slight tart flavor, firm, juicy

Available in: Early September

Best for: Fresh eating, cider

Keep for: 3 months common storage

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Yellow Transparent

 

Description: Medium sized, yellowish green, tangy

Available  in: Very end of July

Best for: Homemade pies, cider, applesauce, and fresh eating

Keeps for: 1-2 weeks