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Here are some of the varieties we grow at Maiden Rock Apples, as well as average harvest dates, descriptions and suggestions for the best use of that variety.

Harvest Dates

Variety

Description

Best Use

Aug. 15

Dolgo Crab

Highly flavored, great for jelly; very sweet and mildly bitter

Jelly, Cider

Aug. 20 – 26

Zestar

Sweet, crisp & juicy. Excellent, distinctive taste

Eating, Baking, Drying.

Aug. 22 – Sept. 5

Paulared

Mildly tart. Flesh firm, white, fine grained. Makes saucy pies

Eating; Baking

Sept. 3 – 11

Chestnut Crab

Delightfully sweet, excellent eating quality with a distinct nutty flavor

Eating

Sept. 7 – 20

St. Edmund’s Russet

Sweet, juicy, rich; densely textured, pale cream flesh

Eating, Sauce

Sept. 8 – 16

Wealthy

Mildly tart; sweet

Baking, Sauce, Cider, Eating.

Sept. 10 – 22

McIntosh

Mildly tart. White flesh; juicy tender. Saucy in pies

Cooking, Eating, Sauces

Sept. 10

Sweet Sixteen

Uniquely nutty flavored; sweet, crisp and fine texture

Eating, Baking

Sept. 15

Wolf River

Discovered in Wisconsin. Exceptionally large and shapely

Baking, Apple Butter, Sauce, Drying, Cider

Sept. 20 – 28

Honeycrisp

Sweet honeyed aromatic flavor; exceptionally crisp-textured, juicy

Eating, Baking

Sept. 25 – Oct.. 3

Cortland

Very sweet, soft melting vinous flavor; slow to discolor

Salads, Eating, Baking, Sauce

Sept. 20 – Oct. 10

Gala

Tangy sweet, crisp and snappy; rich aromatic, honeyed juice

Eating, Salads, Baking, Juice

Sept. 24 – Oct. 17

Senshu

Very crisp flesh; very sweet, sprightly flavor

Eating

Sept. 25 – Oct. 10

Empire

Mildly tart; firm, crisp, fine-textured white flesh with good flavor.

Eating, Baking, Drying, Sauce

Sept. 25 – Oct. 10

Ellis Bitter

Sweet, astringent juice and bittersweet cider

Cider

Sept. 30 – Oct. 8

Haralson

Tart, creamy, white, firm, crisp-textured; juicy, mild, distinctive

Baking, Eating, Juice, Cider

Oct. 1 – 10

Liberty

Moderately tart. Fine-textured white flesh with crisp, juicy, sprightly flavor

Eating Baking, Sauce

Oct. 1 – 15

Tremlett’s Bitter

Makes sweet, astringent high tannin juice and full bittersweet cider with hard, bitter tannin

Cider

Oct. 7 – 20

Jonagold

Sweet and tangy. Yellowish flesh

Cooking, Salads, Eating

Oct. 7 – 20

Northern Spy

Sweet and tart. Rich intense flavor; crisp, creamy texture

Best use: Eating, Baking, Sauce, Juice.

Oct. 8 – 18

Fireside

Sweet. Crisp, juicy, rich. Makes chunky pies

Eating, Cooking

Oct. 8 – 18

Connell Red

Sweet. Crisp, juicy. Stays chunky in pies

Eating, Cooking

Oct. 9 – 17

Honeygold

Yellowish white flesh; crisp, juicy texture

Eating, Salads, Juice

Oct. 12 – 25

Golden Delicious

Sweet. Yellow-white flesh; tender, juicy

Eating, Baking, Frying, Sauce, Juice, Cider

Oct. 25 – Nov. 10

Golden Russet

Fine-grained, crisp. Makes well-balanced cider on its own

Eating, Baking, Drying, Cider

Nov. 1 – 10

Kingston Black

Makes full-bodied cider with distinctive astringent aftertaste

Cider

Nov. 1 – 15

Brown Snout

Sweet, slightly astringent juice and mild to medium bittersweet cider

Cider

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