The Orchard


EARLY SEASON APPLES

 

DUDLEY WINTER
A juicy, aromatic apple with firm but tender flesh, for fresh eating and cooking.

LODI
A tart apple, the Lodi is the first to harvest and makes a terrific sauce or fresh salad apple.

PAULA RED
A firm, white-fleshed apple, neither sweet nor tart, good for eating fresh and for applesauce.

PRISTINE
Spicy, full-flavored sweet apple good for eating and applesauce. Stores for up to 6 weeks.

RED GRAVENSTEIN
A juicy, tart apple, terrific for cooking, for sauces, pies, and cider as well as eating fresh.

VISTA BELLE
White fleshed apple offering tart flavor with hints of berries and a crisp crunch.

JERSEY MAC
A McIntosh type, these are tart and tender, pleasantly juicy with an unmistakable apple flavor.

ORANGE SWEET
Buttery yellow apples, with patches of russet, having a sweet, fine-grained flesh with good crunch.

PRISCILLA
Crisp and aromatic, this is a fine apple for fresh eating and will store for three months.

REDFREE
A juicy, crisp, firm-fleshed apple with a nice balanced flavor, terrific for fresh eating.

WILLIAM'S PRIDE
Sweet, spicy and crisp, this is a favorite early apple for fresh eating and for baking pies.

ZESTAR
Crisp and juicy, with brown sugar notes. One of the best keepers of the early season.


MID-SEASON APPLES

 

CORTLAND
A sweet, white-fleshed dessert apple, Cortland's are an all-purpose delight, fresh or cooked.

EMPIRE
Empire is crisp, juicy, and more sweet than tart. They're good for dessert, pies, cider and storage.

GINGER GOLD
Mild, sweet with a spicy crunch and notes of ginger. Excellent fresh, for pies, cider and salads.

GOLD RUSH
A choice storage apple, Gold Rush has a crisp, rich and spicy flavor which mellows in storage.

LIBERTY
An all-purpose apple, equally good fresh, cooked or baked. Sweet, spritely, and snappy.

NOD HEAD
Sweet, with enough acid to be zesty and tender, Nod Head is great for eating and baking.

PRIAM
An aromatic, acidic, sweet, crunchy, medium-grained ivory-fleshed apple with hints of vanilla.

STARKEY and STARK'S JUMBO
Rosy red skin with a mild sweet taste of autumn and pure apple flavor. Keeps very well.

COX'S ORANGE PIPPIN
Considered the finest dessert apple, aromatic & subtly flavored, with an excellent crunch.

FRYEBERG
This German variety is a sweet, pear-like apple that's perfect for using in mixed fruit desserts.

GOLDEN NUGGET
Crisp, juicy, and sweetly flavored. Ideal for desserts, baking, frying, and apple cider.

HONEYCRISP
A sweet, tart, and firm dessert apple, Honeycrisp is fairly juicy and has a pleasantly soft crunch.

MCINTOSH
This classic apple has a sweet, tart, and tender flesh, perfectly suited as an all-purpose apple.

PINOVA
A sweet dessert apple with notes of honey and pear, Pinova will store well and retain crispness.

SNOWSWEET
Concentrated apple flavor with notes of honey and a crisp acidic finish, a fine dessert apple.

VIRGINIA CRAB
Like other crab apples, it is astringent. Perfect for jellies and home cider production.


LATE-SEASON APPLES

 

ANTONOVKA
A perfumed heirloom Russian variety with strong acid flavor. Soft cooking and good for eating.

BALDWIN
A bright red winter apple, tart and hard. Keeps well and is ideal for cider and pie making.

BRAMLEY'S SEEDLING
A Nottinghamshire variety dating from 1809. Becomes fluffy and sweet when cooked.

EGREMONT RUSSET
Nutty, dry and a balanced sweet-tart flesh similar to pears. Great with salads and cheeses.

GOLDEN DELICIOUS
Large, yellow-skinned and very sweet, this apple is all-purpose for desserts, pies and ciders.

KEEPSAKE
Strongly aromatic, spicy and sweet. Mellows in storage. Best in January or February.

MUTSU
A sweet apple with honeysuckle notes, Mutsu packs a lot of juicy flavor into every bite.

NORTHERN SPY
Juicy, crisp, sweet-tart with a good sub-acid flavor. Ideal for desserts, pies, juices and cider.

RED DELICIOUS
One of the most famous varieties known for its bright red color. Sweet and best eaten fresh.

ROME BEAUTY
A cooking apple. Large, sweet and mild. Holds it shape well when cooked. Perfect for pies.

WESTFIELD SEEK-NO-FURTHER
Originating in 1796, this apple is balanced, honeyed, tart, sweet, juicy and crunchy.

WOLF RIVER
A giant of an apple, terrific for drying and canning. Moderately tart, tender and juicy.

ASHMEAD'S KERNEL
Tart and spicy, with pear and pepper notes, Ashmead's Kernel is an adventurous apple.

BLACK OXFORD
A shy biennial bearer, with alternating years of good crops. Excellent all-purpose apple.

BROCK'S
Aromatic, crisp, sweet and good for pies, sauces and fresh eating. Keeps well into mid-winter.

ESOPUS SPITZENBURG
A classic aromatic for sprightly desserts and culinary arts, with flavor that improves in storage.

HUDSON'S GOLDEN GEM
Medium fine-grained white flesh that's sweet with pear overtones. Great for baking.

MACOUN
A firm-fleshed, sweet, almost berry-flavored all-purpose apple. An old Maine pie favorite.

RED SPY
Cream colored flesh with juicy, crisp, rich, aromatic flavor. Excellent for eating and cooking.

NOVA SPY
A type of Northern Spy apple, with vanilla notes. Excellent for cider-making and pie baking.

REINETTE SIMIRENKO
Firm and tart, with a crisp bite. The Reinette Simirenko is a solid all-purpose apple.

WAGENER
Crisp, juicy and tender. Melts when cooked. Good for apple butter, pie, applesauce and cider.

WINESAP
This apple is firm, crisp, slightly tart and an all-around favorite for baking apple pies.