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Gravenstein

August

Flavor: distinct, tart, sprightly sub acid, savory, aromatic

Flesh: creamy color, juicy, moderately firm, crisp, tender, thin green skin

Storage: poor but improves with refrigeration for about 2 weeks

Misc: great for sauce and fresh eating

461

Early McIntosh

August

Flavor: tart/sweet

Flesh: white, sometimes tinged red, very juicy, tender, crisp, somewhat firm

Storage: keeps about 2 weeks

Misc: fresh eating, great for sauce, good for pies

626

Prime Red

August

Flavor: sweet, slightly tart, sprightly, flavor resembling Jonathan

Flesh: white, firm, crisp, fine texture, juicy

Storage: keeps better than most varieties, especially refrigerated

Misc: also called Akane and Tokyo Rose, a great snacking apple that's especially popular with kids, used by diabetics for sauce because sugar

149

Golden Supreme

September

Flavor: sweet, similar to a Golden Delicious

Flesh: creamy color, firm, moderately crisp, juicy

Storage: keeps for months in refrigerated storage

Misc: a dessert apple, good selection for drying, baking and making cider

141

Honeycrisp

September

Flavor: mildly sweet, slightly tart, improves with storage

Flesh: creamy color, juicy, hard snapping-crisp texture

Storage: good keeper, about 7 months with refrigeration

Misc: good for cooking, baking and snacking

460
Out of season

McIntosh

September

Flavor: sub acid to sweet, tangy, almost tart, reminiscent of strawberry or elderberry, aromatic

Flesh: white, sometimes tinged red, very juicy, tender, crisp, somewhat firm

Storage: will keep for a few weeks in refrigeration

Misc: good all-around dessert apple for sauce, cider, or snacking but tend to loose shape in pies

629
Out of season

Early Fuji

September

Flavor: very sweet, very aromatic, honeyed

Flesh: white to greenish to greenish yellow, juicy, crisp, fine-grained

Storage: keeps well

Misc: makes good applesauce, excellent fresh eating

466
Out of season

Gala

September

Flavor: super sweet, slightly sub acid, aromatic

Flesh: creamy to pale yellow, crisp, juicy, very firm but slightly tender, fine-textured but grainy

Storage: stores 2 weeks with refrigeration

Misc: a favorite snack apple, not a good cooker but dries well, used in many cider blends

632
Out of season

Jonagold

September

Flavor: sweet, sub acid, honeyed, almost aromatic

Flesh: creamy yellow color, juicy, firm, crisp, fine-grained

Storage: stores 2 weeks with refrigeration

Misc: an excellent dessert apple good for snacks, all-purpose apple

144
Out of season

Ozark Gold

September

Flavor: sweet, slightly tart, honeyed, little acidity

Flesh: very juicy

Storage: a few weeks with refrigeration

Misc: similar to Gravenstein, good fresh or cooked, canned or frozen

636
Out of season

Criterion

September

Flavor: mildly sweet, slightly tart and sub acid

Flesh: firm, crisp

Storage: semi-long keeper

Misc: good snack apple, slow to brown when cut, very good as a raw topping. A dessert quality apple, it is excellent for snacking, cooking, and making cider.

Note: limited quantities, must pre-order!

621
Out of season

Spartan

October

Flavor: mild, fairly sweet, sub acid, highly aromatic, reminiscent of strawberry and melon

Flesh: creamy white color with a red tinge, juicy, firm, crisp, tender, fine texture

Storage: will keep about 2 weeks in refrigeration

Misc: not very good for cider or processing, but excellent for snacking or in desserts

565
Out of season

Golden Delicious

October

Flavor: mellow, mildly sub acid, pleasantly aromatic, sweet, honeyed

Flesh: white to creamy color, juicy, firm, crisp, tender, fine-textured, thin skin

Storage: stores well if refrigerated but the skin shrivels at room temperature

Misc: flavor and aroma are unmistakable but not particularly strong, doesn’t brown quickly when cut, great for eating and sauce

638
Out of season

Cameo

October

Flavor: sweet and tangy, which improves with storage

Flesh: creamy white color, firm, crisp, aromatic

Storage: very good keeper

Misc: great for fresh eating, good all-purpose apple

640
Out of season

Empire

October

Flavor: mildly sweet, sub acid, aromatic, similar to Macintosh in flavor

Flesh: white to creamy color, firm, crisp, fine-grained, juicy

Storage: semi-long keeper

Misc: good for snacking, baking, cider making

148
Out of season

Mutsu

October

Flavor: mildly subacid, moderately sweet, honeyed

Flesh: creamy to yellowish-white color, juicy, moderately firm, crisp, rather coarse

Storage: semi-long in refrigeration

Misc: also called Crispin Apple, excellent for snacking, also good for baking and sauces

568
Out of season

Red Delicious

October

Flavor: sweet, mildly sub acid, highly aromatic

Flesh: creamy white to pale yellow color, juicy, moderately firm, tender, crisp, fine-grained

Storage: does not keep long, better if refrigerated

Misc: good for snacking, but not good for cooking or baking

647
Out of season

Melrose

October

Flavor: sweet, slightly tart

Flesh: white, firm, crisp, coarse

Storage: long keeper

Misc: good for sauce, pies, and snacking

649
Out of season

Spitzenburg

October

Flavor: mild sweet, slightly tart, spicy, juicy, fruity aromatic flavor with lively acidity

Flesh: yellowish color, hard, very crisp, fine-grained

Storage: good keeper, flavor improved by storage

Misc: also called Esopus Spitzenburg, highly prized as a dessert apple

Note: limited quantity, must pre-order!

567
Out of season

Winter Banana

October

Flavor: mild, faint but distinctive aromatic flavor of a banana

Flesh: firm, crisp, juicy

Storage: good, semi-long keeper

Misc: okay for cooking, good for desserts, great for cider

Note: limited quantities, must pre-order!

625
Out of season

Fuji

October

Flavor: sweet, sub acid, very aromatic, honeyed

Flesh: white to creamy color, firm, juicy, crisp, fine-grained

Storage: regaurded as the best keeper of any sweet variety, retains firmness for up to a year in refrigeration

Misc: usually ranks at top in taste tests, great for fresh eating, good all-purpose apple

659
Out of season

Idared

October

Flavor: moderately acid, tangy, tart, slightly sweet, aromatic

Flesh: white to pale yellow-green, fine-grained, tender, crisp, juicy, firm

Storage: long keeper

Misc: often used in apple butter, pies and sauces, cooks well

655
Out of season

Northern Spy

October

Flavor: mild, tart, sprightly, sub acid, aromatic

Flesh: yellowish-white, very juicy, tender, crisp, rather firm, fine-grained

Storage: keeps extremely well, even bruised

Misc: thin skin requires gentle handling, principally for processing, also good for drying, cooking and pies, similar to a Gravenstein

Note: limited quantities, must pre-order!

657
Out of season

Braeburn

October

Flavor: very sweet and aromatic, honeyed

Flesh: white to greenish to greenish yellow, juicy, crisp, fine-grained

Storage: keeps well refrigerated

Misc: usually ranks at top in taste tests, makes good sauce, excellent as

623
Out of season

Granny Smith

October

Flavor: very tart, mildly sweet, sweetness improves slightly with storage

Flesh: greenish to yellowish-white, juicy, crisp, firm, fine-grained

Storage: long keeper with refrigeration

Misc: good snacking and cooking apple

142
Out of season

Rome Beauty

October

Flavor: mildly tart, slightly bland raw, flavor enhances when cooked

Flesh: greenish-white color, crisp, firm, somewhat dry

Storage: good keeper

Misc: also known as Red Rome, ok for snacking but excellent for drying, cooking and baking; holds texture and shape well when cooked, great as a whole baked apple.

661
Out of season

Newtown Pippin

October

Flavor: sweet, slightly tart, faintly pineapple like, aromatic

Flesh: distinctly tinged with yellow, juicy, firm, extra crispy, tender, moderately fine-grained

Storage: very good

Misc: also called Pippin Apple, darken quickly when cut or peeled, excellent for cooking, very good for cider

Note: limited quantities, must pre-order!