Approximate Apple Picking Dates
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- Gala Apples – Approximately the third week of September – Red-orange, with yellow stripes. A sweet crisp flavor and texture. Very good for salads and sauces. Introduced in 1934. Ripens in late September.
- Cortland Apples – Approximately the third week of September – A larger apple good for baking, with a deep, purple-red color. Moderately juicy and fairly sweet. Their white flesh doesn’t brown when sliced so Corlands are a standout for fruit salads, dipping in toppings, or eating wit a plate of sharp cheddar cheese. Developed in 1898, across between a McIntosh and Ben Davis. Ripens late September.
- Macoun Apples – Approximately the third week of September – With their wine-red color with gold accents, Macouns are highly regarded for their aroma and sweet-tart, juicy flavor. Excellent for snack and desserts and good for all culinary uses. Developed in 1909 from Jersey Black and McIntosh parents. Ripens in mid-September.
- Shizuka Apples – Approximately the first week of October – Green with yellow highlights. Tangy sweet. Best for cooking and baking. Dates back to 1700. Ripens in September.
- Empire Apples – Approximately the first to second week of October – Deep red skin brushed with gold and green. The Empire is mildly tart-sweet and has juicy quality dessert apple, good for all culinary uses. A newer variety introduced in 1966 from McIntosh and Delicious parents. Ripens late September.
- Ida Apples – Approximately the third week of October – Bright golden red. Their tangy taste mellow at maturity. Excellent for snacks and all culinary uses. Developed in 1942. Ripens in late September.
- Red Delicious Apples – Approximately the first to second week of October – The unique shape of this red apple tapers to a five-knobbed base. Sweet, tender and juicy. Best for crunching out of hand and in fruit cups and salads. Developed in 1872, Red Delicious is America’s most plentifully grown apple. Ripens early October.
- Creston Apples – Approximately the first to second week of October – It is a large, conical apple, yellow with a red blush or stripes. Its yellow flesh is crisp, juicy, and more sweet than tart. It is a late-season apple that has been compared to Jonagold in flavor, texture, and appearance. Ripens in October.
- Golden Delicious Apples – Mid-October – Golden or light-green, with pink blush. Tender, mellow, sweet. Wonderful fresh and in salads. Developed in 1912. Ripens in October.
- Fuji Apples – Mid to Late October – Red blush with green and yellow stripes. Crisp, firm, juicy flesh. Developed in Japan in 1939. Ripens in October.
- Stellar Apples – Mid to Late October
- Mutsu Apples – Mid to Late October – Greenish yellow to yellow. Good for cooking. Introduced in U.S. in 1968. Ripens mid-October.
- Fortune Apples – Late October – The flavor and size of Fortune apples make them ideal for fresh eating, as well as pies and tarts. Fortune apples are available in the mid-fall and winter months.
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