APPLES

Availability

End of August until Thanksgiving

Picking Season - End of August - Thanksgiving

Apple Hayrides - During September

Picking Tips

Firmly grasp the apple and gently twist. Don't yank the apple off the tree or others may fall...some on your head!

Storing Tips

Keep apples in a bag in the refrigerator. They will keep for several weeks.

Nutrition Facts

Apples are a good source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. Most of the nutrients are in the skin, so don't peel your apple!

 

All apples listed below are excellent for eating. Select according to your taste preferences.

Name Description

Pippen

• Tart
• Crunchy
• Excellent
• Summer apple variety available mid August

Ginger Gold

• Yellow color, sweet flavor
• Excellent for fresh eating
• Summer apple variety available mid to late August

Gala

• Pink color, mildly sweet flavor
• Excellent for fresh eating and salads
• Available starting late August

Empire

• Purplish green color, slightly tangy taste
• Excellent for eating and salads
• Good for pies, applesauce and freezing
• Available starting around Labor Day

Cortland

• Softer apple with slightly tart taste
• Excellent for eating, salads, applesauce, pies, and baking
• Good for freezing
• Available starting around Labor Day

Red
Delicious

• Red in color, signature knobby base
• Very sweet taste, excellent for eating and salads
• Available starting mid-September

Golden Delicious

• Yellow in color, sweet taste
• Excellent for eating, salads, applesauce
• Good for pies, baking and freezing
• Available starting mid-September

Staymared

• Red in color, tart taste
• Excellent for pies and applesauce
• Available starting late September

Rome

• Red in color, semi-sweet taste
• Very hard apple, good for baked apples
• Available starting late September

Fuji

• Light pink in color, sweet taste
• Excellent for eating and salads
• Good for applesauce
• Available starting the beginning of October

Pink Lady

• Dark pink color, tart taste
• Good tart, eating apple
• Available starting the beginning of October