Which apple is the right bite for your appetite?
SEASON AVAILABILITY SCHEDULE:
Early Season: July-August
Mid-Season: Late August-Late September
Late Season: October-December
Gala: This variety of apples are available early in the season and are best used as a snack or in salads. Sweet and mellow with a hint of a vainlla-like flavor. Juicy, crispy yellow flesh with thinner skin.
Jonathan: This medium sized tart apple is excellent for snacking, cooking and canning. The early tart flavor adds an excellent addition to dinner desert or an afternoon snack.
Ginger Gold: This golden variety arrives around the beginning of August and greets the consumer with a sweet and aromatic flavor. Great mixture of sweet and tart. This apple is excellent for snacking, baking and cooking.
Mutsu: This fruit is yellow-green in color and has a sweet-tart, crisp taste. These apples are suitable for all purpose use and are available mid to late season.
Red Rome: This fruit is red to red striped and has a medium-tart to sweet flavor. These apples are primarily used for baking and cooking and are available mid to late season.
Arkansas Black: These crispy, juicy tasting apples are usually very dark red or nearly black in color (hints the name!). These all-purpose apples are available late in the season.
Golden Delicious: This sweet fruit is yellow in color and has a tangy, juicy taste. This is an excellent all-purpose apple with a mid-season availability.
Red Delicious: This variety is striped to solid red in color and has a rich, sweet taste. These apples are best when used as a snack or in a salad.
Granny Smith: These tart apples are usually green, and some may have a pink or red blush. These apples are especially good for baking but the taste is suitable for all-purpose use. This variety is available mid to late season.
Stayman-Winesap: These apples are a deep purplish-red and sometimes have a russeted hue. The rich, juicy midly tart taste has a wine like flavor. This variety is available in mid-season. Great for baking, cooking and snacking.
Fuji: Available in October, thi apple is very sweet and juicy. Dense, crispy flesh with thicker skin. Great for baking, cooking and snacking.
Cameo: This apple has sweet-tart flavor with hints of honey and citrus. Dense, creamy, yellow texture with thin skin. Good snacking apple that becomes available in October.
Jonagold: Distinctive honey-tart flavor apple available in September. All-purpose apple thus, great for baking, cooking and snacking.
Honeycrisp: Well-balanced sweet-tart flavored apple that is ripe in September. Great for snacking and cooking, but don't recommend baking. Juicy and corase, creamy colored flesh. Hearty crunch and thin skin.
McIntosh: An apple that is aromatic and mildly tart. All purpose apple with bright white flresh and a snappy bite. Thicker skin and becomes available in September.
Pink Lady: Very crisp, first bite is sweet but ends with a tangy tartness flavor. Crunch bite with thicker skin. This apple is great for baking and snacking and becomes available Mid-October-November.