Apples $200 - $350

Granny Smith

 

 From Australia. Large, late, green, all-purpose. Crisp, tart, excellent keeper. Requires long summer. Thrives in hot climates. 600 hours. Prolonged bloom: good pollenizer for other apples. Self fruitful.

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Golden Delicious

Long-time favorite for its sweetness and flavor. Reliable producer, adapted to many climates. Pollenizer for Red Delicious. Mid-season harvest- September. Self-fruitful.

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Hudson's Golden Gem

 One of the largest and best-flavored russet apples. Crisp, sugary, juicy flesh with flavor described as nutty by some, pear-like by others. Conical in shape with a very distinctive appearance: a smooth, uniform, grayish-gold or light yellowish-brown russet over the entire surface. Ripens after Jonagold, about with Melrose. In most climates where it is grown, the fruit hangs on the tree into winter. Good keeper. Medium-sized, vigorous, winter hardy tree. Resistant to scab, mildew and fireblight. Fruit tends to crack the first two or three years only. Chance seedling discovered in a fence row at Tangent, Oregon. Introduced in 1931. Partly self fruitful, biggest crops with cross-pollination.

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 Northern Spy

Large, fruit is firm and aromatic with a lively, tart flavor. Greenish-yellow skin with red blush or stripes. Dessert/cooking, excellent keeper. Winter hardy, vigorous tree. Slow to begin bearing. Harvest about 10 days after Golden Delicious. Pollenized by Golden Delicious.

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Tydeman’s Late Orange

 Richly flavored connoisseurs’ favorite. More productive and easier to grow than Cox Orange Pippin: much lower incidence of cracking; consistently better flavor and quality in hot summer climates. Reddish-orange stripes over greenish-yellow ground color, some russeting. Yellowish flesh is firm and juicy. Harvest late September/October, about with Fuji. Good keeper. Small but vigorous tree with long, weeping branches. Early, heavy thinning required to prevent alternate bearing. Resistant to mildew and scab. Laxton Superb x Cox Orange Pippin, from England, introduced in 1945. Pollenizer required, a mid to late-blooming variety such as Gala, Fuji, Golden Delicious or Granny Smith. Delicious. Pollenized by Golden Delicious.

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Waltana

Waltana is a selection from Albert Etter of Humbolt Co, CA. It is a very lovely and aromatic winter apple. The yellow flesh has a nice sweet to tart balance and the apple is firm and crisp with great flavor. It is an apple that improves in flavor as it hangs on the tree even after the leaves have dropped. It is great for eating, cooking and cider.

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Yellow Newton Pippin

 Yellow-green, late, firm, crisp, slightly tart, superb flavor. For peak flavor and acid/sugar balance, wait to harvest until cheeks are yellowish-green (late Oct./ early Nov.) Good keeper. Famous for cooking, excellent fresh or dried. Vigorous tree. Self-fruitful.

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E. Spitzenburg

 Old variety, regarded by some connoisseurs as the very best dessert apple. Red over yellow skin, yellowish flesh. Firm, juicy, moderately sweet, renowned flavor. Good keeper. 800 hours. Pollenized by midseason blooming apples. 

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Golden Russet

One of the great family orchard apples of 19th century America. Crisp, aromatic, subacid, creamy yellow flesh with great flavor and legendary sugary juice. Medium size. Used fresh and for cider, drying and cooking. Ripens about with Spitzenburg: late September/early October in Central California. Ripe fruit hangs on the tree until frost; fruit stored properly keeps until April. Skin partly to almost completely russeted, varying from grayish-green or greenish-yellow to an attractive golden brown with orange highlights. Winter hardy, vigorous tree, bears mostly on the tips of branches. Good disease resistance. Apparently originated in New York as a seedling of English Russet sometime in the 1700s. Partly self fruitful, biggest crops with cross-pollination

Bramley’s Seedling Apple

England’s favorite cooking apple. Large in size, with very tart, creamy yellow flesh that makes highly flavored pies and sauce. Also good for cider. First-picked fruits are mostly green, riper fruit greenish-yellow with uneven reddish or brownish stripes to brownish orange with little or no green. Fully ripened fruit is firm, juicy, less tart and suited to fresh use. Very high in vitamin C. Mid-season harvest, about with Golden Delicious. Keeps two months. Spreading tree is heavy bearing and disease-resistant. Originated in England in the early 1800s. Sterile pollen, pollenizer required. 

 

Gravenstein Apple (green)

Famous for sauce and baking, also used fresh. Crisp, juicy, flavorful, tart. Early bloom, early harvest. Pollen-sterile, pollenizer required: Empire, Fuji, Gala, Red Delicious

 

 

Belle de Boskoop Apple

Highly esteemed cooking and pie apple, outstanding dessert quality as well. Heavy crops of large to very large fruits. Green and red skin in patches and stripes with a brown russet extending from the base. Coarse, crisp, juicy, creamy white flesh is richly flavored, sweet-tart to subacid, and highly aromatic. Keeps well, improves in storage. Very late harvest, with Yellow Newton Pippin and Granny Smith. Large tree, open shape with drooping branches. Originated in Holland in 1856. Sterile pollen, pollenizer required.