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Summer Treat

August and September


Sweet, crisp

Summer Treat is possibly the best summer apple for fresh-eating. If you like an apple with a sweet, uncomplicated taste, Summer Treat is a good apple to start the season. Don't wait, as peak flavor for this variety doesn't last long.

Mollie's Delicious

Late August through October

Fresh-eating, baking

Crisp, sweet. lively, mild

Mollie was developed in the 1960s at Rutgers. It is a Gravenstein cross with Golden Delicious which suggests mild apple and mild it is, though interesting. It is a large to very large fruit with a conical shape. It is highly recommended for cooking and a very good fresh eating apple for those who prefer a milder apple.


September through October

Excellent all purpose apple

Crisp, sweet, tangy

Brock apples are a fabulous all around apple. Definitely a must try. The variety was developed at Highmoor Farm, a University of Maine research farm. It is a Golden X Mac cross. The fruit is large and pinkish red over cream in color. Excellent storage ability.


September through December

Fresh-eating, salads, cooking

Spicy, aromatic, slightly tart, crisp

Nothing quite compares with Mac for fresh eating. The crispy, juicy, and tangy firm, yet tender, white flesh is perfumed and spicy in a way that no other variety can match. Mac is a good kitchen apple although it doesn't hold shape when cooked. True McIntosh fans won't consider any other variety and eat them all winter. They do get softer in storage but the flavor holds up very well.


September through October

Fresh-eating, salads

Mild, tender, crisp, slightly tart

Cortland is a large, red apple with fine, smooth, white flesh that is a very slow to brown which makes it a superb choice for salads. It can be a very good fresh eating apple if it hasn't been off of the tree too long.


Late September to early October

Fresh-eating, salads, baking, applesauce

Mild, crisp

Fun, aromatic and juicy like its parent, McIntosh, Macoun has a loyal following of fans that scour farm markets in early October to find this unique variety. At its brief peak of flavor after picking, it can be one of the best fresh eating experiences you will find. This variety won't come to you, you will have to seek it out. If you like McIntosh, you will want to try Macoun. Many say that it has all of the great qualities of Mac with an extra dimension that makes its flavor superior. It also surpasses McIntosh for baking.


October to January

Fresh-eating, baking

Medium sized, attractive red, mild, firm

Empire is a cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh and combines the best qualities of each. It is firmer and sweeter than McIntosh and keeps longer. It has some of the sweetness of Red Delicious with much more character. Empire is better for baking than either of its parents. A good all purpose apple.

(Red) Delicious

October through December

Fresh-eating, salad

Sweet. tough, bitter skin

Delicious is one of the most famous American apples, and one of the most widely grown apple varieties. Although the name is similar, Delicious (often known as Red Delicious) and Golden Delicious are entirely different varieties.
Red Delicious is a medium-sized apple, with a tall conical shape and a dark, intense crimson color. Red Delicious has a strong sweet flavor.

Golden Delicious

September, October

Fresh-eating, dessert, cooking, freezing

Large, yellow fruit, very sweet, thin skinned

Golden Delicious was first discovered in the USA at the end of the 19th century. The fruit (when fresh from the tree) is exceptionally sweet, and keeps in storage for a long time after harvest. It can be used both for dessert and cooking purposes.

Ginger Gold

August through December


Mild with a tart finish

This sweet-spicy apple has a succulent texture and rich taste. A cross between the Golden Delicious and Albermarle Pippin, this early-season variety is best served fresh. Its mildly tart flavor definitely gets the autumn apple harvest off to an exciting start.


September through October

Fresh-eating, long shelf life

Sweet, firm, tart

Honeycrisp fruit is exceptionally crisp and juicy, with cream colored, coarse flesh. The flavor is ranges from mild and well-balanced to strongly aromatic, depending on the degree of maturity. It has excellent storage characteristics; the flavor and texture can be maintained for at least six months in refrigerated storage.



Fresh-eating, salads, pies, baking, applesauce, freezing, long shelf life

Crisp, sweet, fine-grained

Fuji apples have it all — super sweet, super juicy and super crisp. Its appearance varies from yellow-green with red highlights to mostly red. The Fuji's spicy, crisp sweetness gives it exceptional eating quality. It keeps very well and is great for baking.


August through September

Fresh-eating, long shelf life

Sweet, grainy, mild flavor, thin skin

One of the first variety harvested in the fall. Gala apples are sweet, snappy and aromatic with red stripes over a pale yellow background.



Fresh-eating, cooking

Sweet, sharp, crisp

An early season apple with a crisp, juicy texture, and an exciting zesty flavor — with a hint of brown sugar! Its outstanding texture, flavor and storage life are sure to make Zestar® an early-season winner.


September through October

Fresh-eating, long shelf life

Extremely crisp, rich flavor, spicy.

Crimson Crisp's flavors are simple and refreshing: cane sugar and distant hints of melon, orange, and spice. It holds a lot of juice and has a very good sweet-tart balance. Its texture is fun; breaking chunks of crunchy, juicy fruit.

Crimson Topaz

September through October


Sweet and tart

Crimson Topaz has a crisp, juicy interior with a thin skin.

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