Orchard??Varieties

The bulk of our apple varieties are harvested in October, which makes it a great time to visit our farm. ??Join us for our Heirloom Apple Festival to celebrate the abundance of our fall harvest. ??U-pick and Ready-picked availability changes throughout the season, so please check our Today’s U-pick Availability page or call us directly for more information. ??As always, we take special orders for boxes of apples (40lb and 20lb). ??Call us to place your order!

  • Early Season Apples
  • Mid Season Apples
  • Late Season Apples
  • Pears

Variety:

Description:

Akane Basket

Akane

Harvest Period:
mid-late August

Flavor:?? Tender, crisp flesh, sweet-tart & juicy
Parentage:?? Jonathan x Worcester Permain
Introduced:?? 1937
Origin:?? Morioka Experimental Station, Japan

Special Characteristics:?? Makes pink applesauce if skin is left on during cooking
Best Use: ??Fresh eating, cooking, saucing
Storage: ??Fair

Gala

Gala

Harvest Period:
early-mid September

Flavor:?? Fine, crisp, sweet, aromatic
Parentage:?? Golden Delicious x Kidd’s Orange
Introduced:?? 1960
Origin:?? New Zealand

Special Characteristics: ??Small apple, perfect for lunchboxes
Best Use:?? Fresh eating
Storage:?? Good

Gravenstein 2015

Gravenstein

Harvest Period:
mid-late August

Flavor:?? Sweet-tart & juicy
Parentage:?? Unknown
Introduced:?? 1500’s
Origin:????Italy

Special Characteristics: ??The most well-known saucing varieties
Best Use:?? Saucing, baking, juicing
Storage: ??Fair

Honeycrisp

Honeycrisp

Harvest Period:
early-mid September

Flavor:?? Juicy, crisp, very sweet
Parentage:?? Keepsake
Introduced:?? 1960’s
Origin:?? University of Minnesota

Special Characteristics: ??Winner of taste tests for fresh eating, but very versatile for all purposes
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, baking, saucing
Storage:?? Good

Idared

Idared

Harvest Period:
early-mid September

Flavor:?? Sweet-tart
Parentage:?? Jonathan x Wagener
Introduced:?? 1930’s
Origin:?? Idaho Ag Experimental Station

Special Characteristics: ??Flavor becomes sweeter with age
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, cooking, saucing
Storage:?? Good

Lodi

Lodi

Harvest Period:
mid-late August

Flavor:?? Medium-sized green, sharp & flavorful
Parentage:?? White Transparent
Introduced:?? 1900’s
Origin:?? New York State Research Station, Geneva, NY

Special Characteristics: ??
Best Use:?? Cooking, saucing, juicing
Storage:?? Fair

Variety:

Description:

Cox Orange Pippin

Cox Orange Pippin

Harvest Period:
late September

Flavor:????Firm texture, aromatic, exceptional flavor
Parentage:?? Ribston Pippin
Introduced:?? 1825
Origin:?? England

Special Characteristics: ??Distinctive orange hue and russetted skin
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, cooking, juicing, cider
Storage:?? Good

Elstar

Elstar

Harvest Period:
late September

Flavor:????Sweet-tart, aromatic flavor
Parentage:?? Golden Delicious x??Ingrid Marie
Introduced:?? 1955
Origin:?? Holland

Special Characteristics: ??Popular variety in Europe
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, cooking, drying, juicing
Storage:?? Good

Empre

Empire

Harvest Period:
late September

Flavor:?? Crisp, juicy, mildly tart
Parentage:?? Red Delicious x McIntosh
Introduced:?? 1945
Origin:?? New York

Special Characteristics: ??Classic apple variety with McIntosh characteristics
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, cooking
Storage:?? Very good

Jonagold

Jonagold

Harvest Period:
early October

Flavor:?? Crisp, juicy, sweet tart
Parentage:?? Jonathan x Golden Delicious
Introduced:?? 1943
Origin:?? New York State Ag Experiment Station

Special Characteristics: ??Very popular, all-purpose variety
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, saucing, baking
Storage:?? Good

Jonathan

Jonathan

Harvest Period:
mid September

Flavor:?? Balanced, sweet-tart flavor
Parentage:?? Spitzenburg seedling
Introduced:?? 1826
Origin:?? Woodstock, New York

Special Characteristics: ??Excellent flavor makes this a common parent to many more modern varieties
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, saucing
Storage:?? Fair

King

King

Harvest Period:
mid September

Flavor:?? Firm flesh, very flavorful
Parentage:?? Chance seedling
Introduced:?? 1700’s
Origin:?? East Coast, United States

Special Characteristics: ??Often develops water core, a desireable concentration of sugars in the flesh
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, baking, cooking
Storage:?? Good

Liberty

Liberty

Harvest Period:
early October

Flavor:?? Sweet-tart, delicious
Parentage:?? Macoun
Introduced:?? 1978
Origin:?? New York State Research Station, Geneva, NY

Special Characteristics: ??Dark red skin produces pink applesauce when cooked.
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, saucing, pies
Storage:?? Good

McIntosh

McIntosh

Harvest Period:
mid September

Flavor:????Excellent flavor, mildly tart, aromatic
Parentage:?? Unknown (Fameuse)
Introduced:?? 1820’s
Origin:????St Lawrence Valley, Ontario Canada

Special Characteristics: ??Heirloom variety with very short window of availability
Best Use:?? Saucing, pies
Storage:?? Fair

Melrose

Melrose

Harvest Period:
mid October

Flavor:?? Crisp, juicy, balanced flavor
Parentage:?? Jonathan x Red Delicious
Introduced:?? 1944
Origin:????Ohio Ag Experiment Station, Wooster, Ohio

Special Characteristics: ??An excellent all-purpose apple
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, saucing, baking
Storage:?? Good

Mutsu

Mutsu

Harvest Period:
mid October

Flavor:?? Crisp, sweet and juicy
Parentage:?? Golden??Delicious
Introduced:?? 1930
Origin:????Japan

Special Characteristics: ??Also known as ‘Crispin’
Best Use:?? Saucing, baking, juicing
Storage:?? Good

Rome Beauty

Rome Beauty

Harvest Period:
mid October

Flavor:?? Sweet, mild, refreshing flavor
Parentage:????Unknown
Introduced:?? 1816
Origin:????Ohio

Special Characteristics:????Retains shape when baked for beautiful presentation
Best Use:?? Cooking, drying
Storage:?? Good

Spartan

Spartan

Harvest Period:
late September

Flavor:?? Crisp, juicy with wine-like??flavor
Parentage:?? McIntosh x Unknown
Introduced:?? 1926
Origin:????Summerland Research Station, BC

Special Characteristics:????Sweet honey scent increases with age
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, saucing, juicing, drying
Storage:????Fair

Esopus Spitzenburg apples grown by Michael Cirone (See Canyon) in San Luis Obispo, at the Santa Monica farmers market, 9/15/10 ?? David Karp

Spitzenburg

Harvest Period:
mid October

Flavor:????Firm, juicy flesh, aromatic, spicy flavor
Parentage:????Unknown
Introduced:?? 1800’s
Origin:?? Esopus,??New York

Special Characteristics: ??Thought to be Thomas Jefferson’s favorite
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, saucing, juicing, pies
Storage:?? Very good

Winter Banana

Winter Banana

Harvest Period:
mid October

Flavor:????Sweet and tangy with aromatic, juicy flesh
Parentage:?? Unknown
Introduced:?? 1876
Origin:????Cass County, Indiana

Special Characteristics:????Excellent variety for making hard cider
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, cooking, juicing, drying
Storage:?? Good

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Description:

Braeburn

Braeburn

Harvest Period:
mid-late October

Flavor:????Crisp, juicy,??tender skin, excellent flavor
Parentage:????Lady Hamilton??x??Granny Smith
Introduced:?? 1952
Origin:????New Zealand

Special Characteristics: ??One of the best keeping of all the apples
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, cooking, juicing, drying
Storage:????Excellent

Fuji

Fuji

Harvest Period:
mid-late October

Flavor:????Crisp, juicy, well-balanced flavor
Parentage:?? Delicious??x Ralls Janet
Introduced:?? 1962
Origin:????Japan

Special Characteristics: ??One of the most popular??modern apple varieties
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, pies
Storage:????Excellent

Granny Smith

Granny Smith

Harvest Period:
late October

Flavor:????Very firm, tart and flavorful
Parentage:?? Rome Beauty x??French Crabapple (?)
Introduced:?? 1860
Origin:?? Australia

Special Characteristics: ??A favorite of those who love a tart apple
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, saucing, juicing, hard cider, pies
Storage:????Excellent

Newtown Pippin

Newtown Pippin

Harvest Period:
early November

Flavor:?? Full-flavored, aromatic, high in vitamin C
Parentage:????Unknown
Introduced:?? 1700’s
Origin:????Newtown, Long Island

Special Characteristics: ??Made famous by Thomas Jefferson
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, saucing, hard cider, pies
Storage:????Excellent

Northern Spy

Northern Spy

Harvest Period:
mid-late October

Flavor:????High quality, somewhat tart, aromatic
Parentage:????Unknown
Introduced:?? 1840’s
Origin:?? Rochester,??New York

Special Characteristics: ??Introduced??by??farmer Oliver Chapin
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, saucing, cider, pies
Storage:????Good

Roxbury Russett

Roxbury Russet

Harvest Period:
mid-late October

Flavor:????Very flavorful, dense flesh
Parentage:????Unknown, likely of European heritage
Introduced:?? 1625
Origin:????Roxbury, Massachusetts

Special Characteristics: ??Distinctive russetted??skin
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, drying, hard??cider, pies
Storage:?? Very good

Stayman Winesap

Winesap

Harvest Period:
mid-late October

Flavor:????Moderately tart, firm and juicy
Parentage:????Unknown
Introduced:?? 1800’s
Origin:?? Eastern United States

Special Characteristics:
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, saucing, juicing, pies
Storage:?? Very good

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Description:

Bartlett Green 2015

Bartlett

Harvest Period:
late??August

Flavor:????Sweet, tender and juicy, traditional flavor
History:?? Originally named ‘Williams’ pear
Introduced:?? 1765
Origin:????England

Special Characteristics: ??Most popular variety for canning
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, cooking,??canning
Storage:????Very good

Bartlett Red 2015

Red Bartlett

Harvest Period:
late August

Flavor:?? Sweet, juicy, identical in flavor to yellow Bartlett
History:?? Discovered as a ‘bud sport’ on yellow Bartlett
Introduced:?? 1938
Origin:????Zillah, Washington

Special Characteristics: ??Beautiful, deep red skin
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, cooking, canning
Storage:?? Very good

Apple Blossom

Anjou

Harvest Period:
late September

Flavor:????Sweet with slight citrus flavor
History:????Named after the Anjou region of France
Introduced:?? 1800’s
Origin:????Belgium

Special Characteristics: ??An excellent all-purpose variety
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, cooking, canning, desserts
Storage:?? Very good

Apple Blossom

Comice

Harvest Period:
early November

Flavor:????Sweet, extremely juicy with creamy texture
History:?? Also known as Doyenne du Comice
Introduced:?? mid-1800’s
Origin:????Angers, France

Special Characteristics: ??The sweetest, juiciest pear when fully ripe
Best Use:?? Fresh eating,??desserts
Storage:????Very good

Apple Blossom

Seckel

Harvest Period:
mid??Septbember

Flavor:????Sweet, highly flavorful
History:?? Also known as ‘Sugar Pears’
Introduced:?? 1800’s
Origin:????Possible wild seedling in Philadelphia, PA

Special Characteristics: ??Very petite, but packed with flavor
Best Use:?? Fresh eating,??canning, great for snacking
Storage:?? Very good

Apple Blossom

Asian Pears

Harvest Period:
late August – early September

Flavor:?? Sweet, crisp, juicy flavor
Variety:?? Nijisseiki (aka ’20th Century’)
Introduced:?? Unknown
Origin:????Asia

Special Characteristics: ??Distinctive??texture, somewhere??between an apple and a pear
Best Use:?? Fresh eating, drying
Storage:?? Very good