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Apple Varieties and Estimated Harvest Dates
Please call 651.429.7202 before driving out. Harvest times are heavily dependent on weather conditions throughout the spring and summer.
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Duchess 
Estimated Harvest: August 19 (SOLD OUT)
The Duchess apple, also known as Duchess of Oldenburg, is a tart flavored apple ideal for cooking.
 

Whitney Crab
Estimated Harvest: August 19 (SOLD OUT)
Whitney's are small, sweet, edible crabapples. They are mostly used for canning, preserving, pickling, and spicing.


Paula Red
Estimated Harvest: August 19 (SOLD OUT)
Also known as the Arends apple, the Paula Red has a mildly sweet flavor. Its common uses include baking, sauces, or cider.


Beacon
Estimated Harvest: August 19 (SOLD OUT)
The Beacon is a crisp, tart, juicy apple which is best used for baking.


Zestar
Estimated Harvest: August 24 (SOLD OUT)
The Zestar, also known as the Minnewashta apple has a sweet tangy flavor. It's best known for fresh eating.

Sweetango
Estimated Harvest: September 3
The Sweetango is the product of combining Honeycrisp and Zestar, resulting in a sweet yet tart and citric flavor. One of the top fresh eating Fall apples.


Dolgo Crab
Estimated Harvest: August 24 (SOLD OUT)
The Dolgo is a unique crabapple variety, in that it is one of the few that pass for fresh eating. With a tart and juicy flavor, Dolgo's are preferred for fresh eating and making jelly.


Wealthy
Estimated Harvest: September 1 (SOLD OUT)
The Wealthy apple has a vinous flavor with fruity tones. Excellent for fresh eating or in desserts like pies, crisps, and sauces. It works well for cider too.


Chestnut Crab
Estimated Harvest: September 3 (SOLD OUT)
Chestnuts crabapples are a larger variety of crab with a rich and nutty flavor. Great for fresh eating and for use in making sauces.


McIntosh
Estimated Harvest: September 10
What sets the McIntosh apple apart is its perfume-like aroma. It's an all-purpose apple meaning it's great for eating fresh, cooking, cider, and juice.

Virginia Crab
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The Virginia Crabapple, also known as Hewe's Crab, is mainly used for cider production and adds a dry flavor to cider blends.


Lakeland
Estimated Harvest: September 17 (SOLD OUT)
The Lakeland has a juicy, mildly acidic flavor. Although it can be considered an all-purpose apple, it's best used for pies and sauces.


Cortland
Estimated Harvest: September 17
The Cortland is characterized by its sweet vinous flavor and it's slow to brown, making it a superb salad apple. Also great for any cooking.


Haralson
Estimated Harvest: September 24
The Haralson has a complex tart flavor, primarily used for fresh eating and cooking. Haralson's are especially good for pie.


HoneyCrisp
Estimated Harvest: September 24
The HoneyCrisp is known for it's well-balanced crisp and juicy flavor. A definite winner for fresh eating and salads.


Red Delicious
Estimated Harvest: October 8
The Red Delicious was bred to be shapelier and redder, hence the name. It has a crisp, sweet flavor when eaten fresh.

Regent
Estimated Harvest: October 1
The Regent is known for well-balanced flavor: light, sweet, and fruity. It's great for fresh eating and cooking.


Fireside
Estimated Harvest: October 8
The Fireside or Connell Red apple has a crisp, sweet, and juicy flavor. It's good for fresh eating, salad, and baked apples.

Golden Delicious
Estimated Harvest: October 15
The Golden Delicious apple has a very sweet taste and a distinct yellowish-green skin. Its favorite uses are for salads, sauces, and apple butter.


Honey Gold
Estimated Harvest: October 15
The Honey Gold is a cross between a Golden Delicious and a Haralson. The taste is very similar to the Golden Delicious which is very sweet and great for fresh eating.

Snowsweet
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The Snowsweet is a fairly new variety of apple with a sweet, slightly tart flavor and rich overtones. It's slow to brown as well, making it a perfect choice for fresh eating, snack trays, and salads.

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