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Apple Varieties

Paula Red - Ripens early September. An excellent all purpose apple with just the right balance of sweetness and tartness. Paula Red was discovered as a wild tree in 1960 by a Michigan apple grower who recognized the excellent qualities of it, so he began propogating it and named it after his wife Paula.
 
Zestar! - Ripens early September.  An outstanding large, flavorful, juicy eating apple. Jane says that each bite tastes like a whole bowl of fruit. Zestar! (yes the ! is part of the name) is a fairly new variety that was developed  in Minnesota for the northern apple-growing areas.
 
McIntosh - Ripens mid-September. That special aromatic mac flavor makes it perfect for eating and cooking. In fact, that flavor is so special that mac has been used in crosses to develop dozens of other popular varieties. It was discovered as a wild tree in Ontario in 1811 and has been the New England favorite for generations.
 
Ginger Gold - Ripens mid September. A beautiful bright yellow eating apple with wonderful flavor and texture. Ginger gold was discovered as a wild tree by an apple grower in Virginia and named for his wife Ginger. We have a limited number of these, but more were grafted on to older trees this past spring and should be producing well in a few years.
 
Cortland - Ripens late September. This is a large all purpose apple and a local favorite. It is a McIntosh x Ben Davis cross and is our most winter hardy variety.
 
Honeycrisp - Ripens late September. A popular new variety that is noted for its crunch and sweet/tart flavor. It was developed in Minnesota for northern apple-growing areas. We have a limited quantity of bearing trees, but will be planting some more in the spring of 2011.
 
Macoun - Ripens early October. A redish-purple apple with distinctive crispness and sweet flavor. It has a loyal following of customers that wait eagerly for it to be ready each fall. It was developed by the Geneva, NY apple breeding program in 1923 and has McIntosh as one of the parents in the cross.

Pioneer - A beautiful dark red to purple apple, similar to McIntosh but a bit sweeter.

Wealthy & Sweet 16 - 45 trees were planted in the spring of 2013. They are growing well and will have a limited amount of apples available for picking in the fall 2017.

Liberty & Honeygold - 50 trees are our new tree plantings for spring 2015 and 2016.

Wolf River - 10 trees were planted spring 2017.

Gala - Trees are ordered for spring 2018 planting.

 

 



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