Floral, lively, honeyed, mutation of Cox’s Orange Pippin from Germany. Sooo sweet, but nice tartness as well. One of farmer Mike’s favorite apples.
Eat em quick, these delicious aromatic, sweet apples aren’t long storers.. cream flesh, red skin, slight pink color to flesh close to skin. Sweet over tart. Great early apple for eating out of hand
Golden delicious & Idared cross. Intense complex flavor, sweet, spicy undertone. Aromatic, good for cooking.
Hailing from Sweden where it is quite popular. A good balance of sweet & sour. Medium firm flesh.
Belle de Boskoop
Gold with a red blush, medium to heavily russeted. Creamy white dense flesh with a crisp texture. Layers of flavor. Tart, dry and highly aromatic mellows and sweetens with storage. Gets soft with cooking. Tend to be quite large.
Hailing from Chehalis, Washington, lovely yellow skinned apple. Crisp, sweet, juicy, a bit tart. Great fresh eating apple.
White juicy flesh. Crisp, rich, aromatic, sweet.. Also know as pinata, sonata, and pinova. Cox’s Orange Pippin, Golden Delicious, Dutchess of Oldenburg parentage.
This apple can be slightly russeted (has skin that can be rough in spots like a pear or russet potato). It’s creamy white flesh has a balanced sweet/tart flavor with honey undertones and a mild acidity. Good for cooking. Makes a great applesauce. Flavor gets better after a few weeks in the fridge, so don’t worry if you don’t want to eat them right.
Dark red skin that could almost be described as black, white flesh ((think Snow White), firm texture. Great for cooking. Sweet, spicy, with mild tartness. Good keeper.
Sometimes marketed as a “Red Pippin”, this apple is often described as nutty and aromatic. Great dessert apple, good for juice and hard cider. Can often have a slight russeting (rough skin like a russet potato). Yellow skin with orange to red striping. Good keeper.
As Orin Martin our mentor from UCSC’s Farm & Garden would say “Golden Delicious is neither golden nor delicious after 5 months in storage. But fresh off the tree…” well, it’s a whole other thing. You might not even recognize it. Glowing yellow with the occasional pink blush. An old standby looks and tastes leaps and bounds better than it’s commercial counterpart which has often been stored for months prior to arriving at a store near you. The foundation of many popular apples.
A great heirloom apple with good name recognition with customers. Great for cooking. Holds up well to baking.
This old variety is of American origin and thought to be the parent of Golden Delicious. Long stems, tendency to have slight russeting (rough skin). Crisp tender, spicy, sweet flavor.S More on the acidic side making it popular for hard cider and brandy.
Notoriously large apple. A cross between a Fuji and a Mutsu. From Japan, these very large, juicy, sweet, crisp apples are famous for their size- in 2005 a Hokuto claimed the World’s record for heaviest apple.
Native to Germany, Holstein is a multi-use apple known for its highly aromatic and dense flesh. They are equally sweet and acidic, with notes of pineapple, citrus, and a hint of spice.
This lovely crisp, juicy variety has started to show up more and more at local stores so you are likely a bit familiar with it. Green with red striping, white flesh with honey overtones. Yum!
Originally discovered on a limb of a Golden Delicious on the Hoople’s Fruit Farm in Ohio. The name refers to the golden russeting. It’s medium to large fruit is aromatic, juicy, sweet and often one of the top rated apples at tastings.
Hudson’s Golden Gem
One of the few remaining truly fully russetted apples. Sugary sweet, crisp, yet with a distinctly pear-like flavor and texture. One of Teresa’s favorites. Beautiful bronze russeted apple (that means the skin is rough like a Bosc Pear). Many russet varieties of apples have disappeared from grocery stores, supposedly because of customer preference for shiny smooth apples. We think it’s time to bring them back! This variety is one of the sweetest of the russets we grow. Pear? Apple? It has a nutty pear-like texture & sugary sweetness.
Cross between a Jonathan and Wagener Apple. Originally from Moscow, ID. This beautiful dark red skinned apple holds up beautifully to cooking and keeps well. Mild flavor, can make a beautiful pink applesauce if cooked with skins. Sweetly tart.
Golden Delicious and Jonathan cross. We have 2 sets of trees we thought were Jonagolds.. but they’re now clearly not the same thing. These trees have more red blush, a sweet over tart flavor. Great dessert eating apple and make a great pie.
Red delicious parentage, sweet over tart, juicy & crisp. fabulous for eating out of hand.
From Japan (also known as ‘Crispin’). Golden Delicious & Indo parentage. Green, ripening to yellow with a copper blush. Incredibly crisp, juicy, firm and a bit more tart than Golden Delicious. Makes a great dessert apple. A HUGE monstrosity of an apple that leads to lots of bragging rights between growers. I swear we have one this year that is nearly the size of my toddler’s head. Some claim hints of anise. It sweetens further in storage and is great for cider. Non-browning when cut. Fabulous apple for eating out of hand.
Sweet and tangy with a nice blush colored skin. A cross between a Golden Delicious and a Lady Williams. This variety is our last variety to harvest and the longest to store. While a relatively recent apple it has gained recognition for good reason. It’s a great apple!
Glowing yellow skinned apple that is crisp, juicy, sweet-tart and usually the first one to ripen for the season. Similar to a Yellow Transparent.
Thought to be one of the oldest varieties of apples grown in the United States dating back to early settler times. Some acidity, but fundamentally a sweet apple. Firm texture, good keeper. Variably russeted skin.
Delicious baked in a pie. This russeted apple tends towards a soft texture, and has an unusual (and addictive) flavor- a citrus-like tart flavor over it’s sugary sweetness.
A rich and spicy apple thats great cooked or fresh.
The Spartan apple gets its name from its resilience in various weather types. It has an almost black skin and soft pure white flesh. Think “Snow White”. Originated in Canada. Sweet and juicy.
Yellow background, red stripes. Good sweet/start balance. sweeter over tart compared to the Pristine. White flesh, juicy.
Dark Red apple that is one of our earliest ripening varieties. Cream colored flesh. Complex, sweet, some say hints of pear.
Yellow Newton Pippin
Firm and flavorful with tropical aromas. Keeps well in cold storage for longer.