Name

Description

 

 

ASHMEAD'S KERNEL

 

Gloucester England late 1700's. One of the finest Russet apples known. Great fresh eating and cider, Exquisitely sugary

 

BALDWIN

 

Mass. 1740, A great old American apple, A crisp juicy winter apple best for fresh eating or Grandma's apple pies

 

BARTLETT (Pear)

 

The standard of all pears. Great for all uses.  Best when ripened off the tree one to two weeks.

 

BIERSCHMIDT (Pear)

 

Large yellow fruit, dries well, excellent flavor, sweet, grit-free, doesn't brown when cut, good salad pear.

 

BLUE PEARMAIN

 

An old American apple widely planted in New England, Mid 1800's. Mild, aromatic, sweet. Large and beautiful.

 

BRAEBURN

 

When it makes it, the best apple in the orchard. Great keeper.

 

BRAMLEY'S SEEDLING

 

England 1810, A superb cooking apple, firm, juicy and sharply tart. Cooks to perfection.

 

CLAPP'S FAVORITE (Pear)

 

Long neck plump pear with sweet and flavorful flesh.  Good for fresh eating or canning but not a good keeper.  Pick as soon as the first pear falls.

 

CONNELL RED

 

Wisconsin, 1957. One of our favorite apples, Great for fresh eating, big enough to share, Sweet and crisp, good keeper through Mar. Great all-purpose apple.

 

CORAIL

 

 

CORNISH GILLIFLOWER

 

England mid 1800's. A Cornish ugly duckling, rich clove aroma, excellent flavor

 

CORTLAND

 

McIntosh x Ben Davis.  All-purpose standard apple.  Large fruit, dark red skin, crisp white flesh that resists browning when cut. Tart tangy flavor, eating, cooking, cider, applesauce.

 

COX'S ORANGE PIPPIN

 

The British believe this is the finest dessert apple.  Distinct flavor, mellow aftertaste, wonderful aroma.  England 1830.

 

DAYTON

Large, brilliant red, crisp and juicy, sweet-tart flavor

 

EARLY BLAZE

 

Another early modern apple that is good in pies and sauce.

 

EGREMONT RUSSET

 

Considered one of the most delicious of English russets. Small golden brown

 

ELLISON ORANGE

 

A Cox Orange/Calville Blanc cross.  Tender, juicy, sweet aromatic flavor.  England 1904.

 

EMPIRE

 

A modern apple with the best qualities of McIntosh and Delicious.  Excellent for fresh eating and pies

 

FIESTA

British hybrid of Cox's Orange Pippin.  Sweet, tangy flesh, skin is red over green background.

 

FIRESIDE

McIntosh, Longfield cross.  Better flavor and texture than Delicious, but not quite as pretty. Sweet sub acid flavor, a good keeper, and one of our favorite apples.  Univ of Minn success story from 1943.

 

 

FLEMISH BEAUTY (Pear)

 

A large sweet pear.

 

GALA

 

A Golden Delicious, Cox's orange cross.  Sweet and crisp, Fine flavor.  Developed in New Zealand 1965

 

GOLDEN DELICIOUS

 

Simply one of the best apples there is, sweet and delicious, great for fresh eating and cooking

 

GOLDEN NUGGET

 

Sugary sweet and rich flavor. Fresh eating pies sauces, apple butter

 

GOLDEN RUSSET

 

The Champagne of early American cider apples. Crisp, highly flavored, very sugary juice. Good for dried apples, fresh eating, cooking, or juice.  First described in New York 1845.

 

HARALSON

 

Malinda X Ben Davis.  Mild pleasantly tart flavor.  Good for fresh eating or cider.  Excellent for baking. Univ of Minn.

 

HARVEST QUEEN (Pear)

 

A Michigan 572 cross with Bartlett.  Matures one week ahead of Bartlett but otherwise very similar. From Canada in 1982.

 

HONEY GOLD

 

Crisp and sweet. A good eating apple that stores well

 

HONEYCRISP

 

Sweet, delicate flavor, aromatic, very crisp, good keeper.

 

HUDSON'S GOLDEN GEM

 

A winner at apple tastings, A large russetted apple, delicious, sweet, nutty flavor, crisp and juicy

 

IDARED

 

Idaho. Jonathan X Wagener cross. Large handsome solid shiny red fruit. highly flavored crisp flash, Good keeper, fine for pies, sauces, eating through the winter

 

JEFFERIS

 

A thin skinned apple that is juicy and crisp with a rich pear like flavor.  Bruises easily.  Originated on the farm of Isaac Jefferis, Chester County, Penn.  Won best apple Penn Horticultural Society 1848.

 

JONAGOLD

 

NY 1953, A Jonathan Golden Delicious cross, Flesh is very firm, sweet, and crisp. A consistent winner in taste tests

 

JONALICIOUS

 Bright red skin with yellow overtones.  Good keeper.

 

JONARED

 

Earlier ripening, redder Jonathan.

 

JONATHAN

 

First described in 1826 by J. Buel of Albany, NY.  A standard in apples.  Thin, tough skin, fine juicy flesh, sprightly sub-acid flavor.  Good for cooking and fresh eating. Keeps well.

 

KIEFFER (Pear)

 

Crisp and juicy course textured pear.  Excellent for canning, storing,

 

KOREAN GIANT (Pear)

 

Very large pear, up to 2 lbs, very high sugar content, crisp and juicy, stores to March.

 

LUSCIOUS (Pear)

 

A high quality dessert pear, similar to Bartlett but more intense flavor

 

LUSTRE ELSTAR

 

Europe's hottest new apple, firm juicy, very sweet and sharp

 

MACOUN

 

McIntosh x Jersey Black.  1923.  Firm aromatic white flesh, High quality all-purpose dessert apple

 

MAGNESS (Pear)

 

Juicy, buttery, aromatic, sweet. A great all-purpose pear

 

MAIDEN'S BLUSH

 

New Jersey 1817, Thin smooth yellow skin with crimson blush. Cooking fresh eating, drying or cider.

 

MAXINE (Pear)

 

Bartlett type pear.  Firm, juicy, very white and no grit cells.  Fresh eating, canning or preserves.

 

McINTOSH

 

Fameuse x Detroit Red.  1870.  A standard from which many newer apples are hybridized.  Very thin skin, sub-acid, sweet crisp flesh, small core, aromatic, fresh eating or cooking.

 

MUTSU

 

Japan 1948, Golden delicious x Indo, delicate spicy flavor, dessert, applesauce award winner, good cider, keeps to March.

 

NEWTOWN PIPPIN

 

Classic America, circa 1750, George Washington and Ben Franklin grew these. The last to ripen and longest keeper. High quality dessert, excellent culinary and cider. Richest flavor and sweetness in March.

 

NORTHERN SPY

 

Classic American apple, circa 1800. Matures late Oct through Nov, Keeps to spring. Good for pies, sauce, baking, eating. A beauty worth the wait.  It takes about 12 years to bear fruit.

 

NOVA  (Pear)

 Large fruit, juicy flesh

 

NURED JONATHAN

 

Early Jonathan

 

PAULARED

 

Early modern apple.  Excellent for pies and sauce.

 

PINK PEARL

 

Attractive cream and green skin. Novel bright pink flesh.  Tart.  Good dessert quality, makes colorful applesauce

 

POUND SWEET

 

Large yellow sweet juicy fruit, good for cider, Best for baking

 

RED BARON

 

Cherry red fruit, crisp juicy flesh.  Pleasantly tart.  Good for fresh eating, pies, sauce, excellent cider, keeps thru Nov.

 

RED DELICIOUS

 

America's best known eating apple, it is delicious

 

RED GRAVENSTEIN

 

Germany 1873, large, yellow striped with red, firm crisp and juicy, sub acid and aromatic

 

RESCUE (Pear)

 

Sweet and juicy.  Small core, good for canning

 

ROXBURY RUSSET

 

Excellent old American cider apple. Remarkable amount of sugar. Also good for fresh eating or cooking.  Originated in Roxbury Mass., early 1600s.

 

RUBINETTE

 Swiss hybrid.  Medium sized fruit, golden with red stripes.  Sweet-tart flavor.

 

SECKEL (Pear)

 

A small, firm, and very sweet pear.  Philadelphia, Pa early 1800's

 

SENSATION

 

Also called Senshu. Toko x Fuji.  Excellent flavor. Japan 1988.

 

SHINKO (Pear)

 Brownish-green fruit, crisp sweet flesh.

 

SHINSEIHO (Pear)

 

Best flavor after a few weeks in storage

 

SMOKEHOUSE

 

An old timer, Pennsylvania Dutch green apple, good for cooking eating baking cider. Keeps well.

 

SNOW APPLE

 

Also known as Fameuse.  Canadian 1730, pure white flesh with dark red skin. A superior fresh eating apple.

 

SPARTAN

 

Another variation on McIntosh, this time a cross with Newtown Pippin, fine flavor, highly aromatic.

 

SPIGOLD

 

N.Y. 1962. A Red Spy X Golden Delicious cross, A very large apple, yet one of the most flavorful. Sprightly and sweet, one of the finest eating apples

 

SPITZENBURG

 

Esopus, N.Y., 1780.  Thomas Jefferson's favorite dessert apple. fine grain, spicy, juicy, rich aromatic flavor.  Average tree ripe, excellent 8 weeks later

 

STARKRIMSON (Pear)

 

Large red sweet eating pear.  Not a keeper.  New in 1992

 

SWEET SIXTEEN

 

Melinda x Northern Spy. 1978. U. Minn.  Unique pleasing fairly nutty-flavored fresh eating or cooking apple.

 

TOMPKINS COUNTY KING

 

New York 1750, Large red-striped yellow apple, rich balanced flavor, dessert, pies. sauce and cider. Good drying apple.

 

TOLMAN SWEET

 

Sweet Greening X Old Russet.  First described 1822.  Firm, rather hard, moderately fine white flesh.  Excellent sweet flavor. Esteemed for baking. 

 

ULTRA GOLD

 

Golden Delicious type apple, better keeper, good eating

 

WEALTHY

 

Old Excelsior Minnesota apple from about 1860.  Excellent for pies, sauce, or good eating.

 

WINESAP

 

Medium size, dark red apple. Crisp and very juicy, noted for its blend of sugar with high tartness. Good sauce maker.  Originated in the U.S. around 1820.

 

YATAKA

 

Early maturing Fuji apple, firm crisp juicy with outstanding texture

 

Please note that not all varieties are available each year.  Please check the picking schedule to see what's available.