Check out our list of HERITAGE APPLES!
20 oz – The Heirloom variety of the 20 ounce apple is famous for its size and excellent cooking qualities. This apple has a pale yellow flesh and is firm, tender, juicy and tart. It’s Grandmas favorite apple for pies. This apple is best for pies, applesauce and baking. Excellent for cooking.
Cortland – Imagine a fragrant fresh fruit cup with beautiful snow white apples. Cortland has very white flesh and is an excellent dessert apple.This great all purpose apple was developed at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva in 1898. It’s a sweet apple with a hint of tartness.
Crispin – Bite into a Crispin for a great crunch and mouthful of sweet juice. It’s one of the most satisfying snacks around! The original name for this exceptional apple was Mutsu, reflecting its Japanese heritage. It was renamed Crispin in the late 1960s and has been gaining fans ever since.
Empire – With the popular Red Delicious and McIntosh for parents, Empire apples were destined to be a hit. It’s a sweet-tart combination that’s great for everything. The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva introduced this new variety in 1966.
Fuji – Wow! What a great snacking apple! Fuji apples have it all–super sweet, super juicy and super crisp. This Japanese apple has American parents, Red Delicious and Ralls Janet, an antique apple that goes back to Thomas Jefferson in 1793. We’re glad this popular Japanese apple is grown in New York now!
Gala – Another apple made for kids is the Gala, a new variety developed in New Zealand. It’s got the mild flavor that “picky eaters” prefer and a striking bright yellow-red color that attracts the eye! Gala apples are fairly resistant to bruising and are sweet, grainy, with a mild flavor and a thinner skin than most apples.
Gingergold – Can’t wait for your favorite apples in the early fall? The early ripening Ginger Gold will satisfy your need for a great snacking apple. Check them out early in the season when this special new variety is readily available! The flavor is mild but with a tart finish. Makes excellent apple pies.
Golden Delicious – Some people think that Golden Delicious is simply the yellow cousin of the popular Red Delicious apple. But, in fact, they are related in name only. This honey sweet apple is a special treat all on its own. Excellent for eating, salads and sauce.
Honeycrisp – Sometimes the name of an apple says it all. Honeycrisp apples are honey sweet (with a touch of tart) and amazingly crisp, some say “explosively crisp.” It’s easy to see why this new variety continues to grow in popularity. Supplies are limited for now but more Honeycrisp trees are being planted every year.
Jonagold – The smell of fresh apple crisp wafting through the house is a sure sign of Fall. Jonagolds make excellent baked goodies. Jonagold is another success story from the NY State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. It’s a cross between mellow Golden Delicious and tart Jonathan.
Jonamac – A sweet-tart apple great for fresh eating, sauce, cooking and baking. An all around favorite with a tangy, aromatic flavor. Flesh firm, crisp, high quality with flavor similar to a McIntosh. Jonamac originated from a Mclntosh and Jonathan cross made in 1944.
Macoun – Want a perfect no-fat dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth? Macoun may just be your apple, but, hurry, these special apples are only available in the Fall. Macoun was developed at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva in 1932.
McIntosh – Nothing evokes Fall better than the aromatic fragrance of McIntosh apples. People have enjoyed this apple since 1811 when John McIntosh discovered the first seedling. McIntosh apples grow particularly well in New York’s cool climate!
Red Delicious – These popular mildly sweet apples are grown across the country but our Red Delicious have the slight tartness so characteristic of apples from New York. Give our Red Delicious a try! Red Delicious apples look great for a long time so they are the favored choice for holiday centerpieces and wreaths.
SweeTango – Introduced in 2009, SweeTango is a cross between the Honeycrisp and Zeststar! varieties. It tastes like no other apple. The apple is crisp and juicy with a smooth texture. The flavor is rich and vibrant. Sweet notes framed by bright acidity gratify with every crisp bite.