OUR APPLES : X=good XX=very good XXX=excellent
VARIETIES RIPENING
These dates are approximate,
based on weather factors.
EAT COOK SAUCES AND
JELLIES
CHARACTERISTICS
ATLAS Early September to mid-September XX XX XXX One of the best for making jelly.
CORTLAND Mid-September to late October XXX XXX XXX Very crisp, white flesh. Flavour mild and slightly tart. Doesn’t brown quickly. Good for freezing
DUCHESS Mid-August to early September X XXX XXX Heirloom apple. Fine juicy flesh. Does not keep for long.
DUDLEY Mid-August to early September X XXX XX Firm, juicy, tart flesh.
EMPIRE Late September to October XXX XX XXX Crisp, juicy, aromatic, sweet flesh. Slightly tart.
FAMEUSE Late September to mid-October XXX XX XXX Slightly aromatic, juicy and tart.
GALA September to October XXX XX XX Firm, juicy, fine textured flesh. Crisp, sweet taste that can’t be beat.
GINGER GOLD September XXX XX XX Very juicy, crunchy flesh.
HONEYCRISP mid September to October XXX XXX XXX Exceptional new variety. Crisp, sweet and juicy.
HUME Mid September to late September XX XX XX Green with purple blush. Very white flesh which browns quickly.  Very quick ripening.  Does not keep long.
IDARED Late September to October XXX XXX XX White, firm, crisp and juicy. Retains its shape when cooked.
JONAGOLD Late September to late October XX XX XXX Juicy, superb, rich, full flavor.
JONAMAC September XXX XXX XXX Flavor similar to McIntosh but more tart. When baking, slices tend to be melting and juicy.
LOBO September XXX XXX XXX Crisp flesh. Tart flavour. Makes nice white froth when stewed for sauce.
McINTOSH September to October XXX XXX XXX Flesh white, firm, tender. Especially juicy, slightly tart. Most aromatic of apples.
NORTHERN SPY October XXX XXX XXX Heirloom apple..Fine grained, rather firm, very tender, crisp and juicy. Tart and aromatic. Holds its shape when cooked.
PAULA RED Late August to mid-September XXX XXX XXX One of the better early season eating apples. Has the pleasant tartness of McIntosh.
PETCH Mid-September to late September XXX XXX XXX Our very own creation! White flesh, firm, tender. Especially juicy, slightly tart. Very aromatic apple. Similar to McIntosh.
RED CORTLAND September XXX XXX XXX Very crisp, white flesh. Flavor mild and slightly tart. Doesn’t brown quickly. Good for freezing.
RED DELICIOUS Late September to early October XXX XX XX A favourite. Classic heart shape, deep ruby colour skin covers a sweeter flavored apple.
RUSSET October XXX XXX XXX Heirloom apple. Good keeping qualities.
SPARTAN MId-September to mid-October XXX XXX XXX Distinctive sweet flavor. Snowy-white flesh, small core.
TOLMAN SWEET Late September to early October XX XX XX Heirloom apple. Medium-sized, yellow skinned. Flesh is white, very sweet and firm. Good eating apple and excellent for sauce because of its sweetness.
VISTA BELLA Late July to early August       Early ripening.
WEALTHY Early September to late September       Early ripening.
WOLF RIVER September to mid-October X XXX XXX Heirloom apple. Very large. White, coarse flesh. Tender, subacid-tart and juicy. Outstanding culinary apple.
Variations in rainfall and temperature greatly affect ripening dates. Please call ahead !
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