PLEASE CHECK IN TO SEE WHAT CULTIVARS ARE IN SEASON.
AVAILABILITY WILL VARY DEPENDING ON A NUMBER OF FACTORS, INCLUDING, SELLING OUT, WEATHER, PESTS AND DISEASE.
We have more then 50 different cultivars in varying degrees of production at this point.
These are cultivars that we currently have in varying degrees of production,
Red Astrachan- Mid-summer (Aug 1) tart apple with lots of complex flavor. We currently have one tree, so are not offering these commercially but will be adding them to our lineup in future.
Prima - scab resistant cultivar (no fungicide used on it). Late summer apple (end of Aug). Like most summer apples, these do not keep well. This was planted in our orchard when a very new variety, but it is not winter-hardy enough for our location, and perhaps because of this is a pest magnet. We likely will not be keeping this variety. We use it mostly in early season sweet cider blends.
Liberty -scab resistant cultivar (no fungicide used on it) sweet, juicy, softer, general purpose dessert apple. 3rd week Sept. This is one of our primary pick-your-own varieties.
Cortland - wonderful dessert apple, great in salads and for apple sauce. Scab-prone, so commercial availability varies year by year with scab pressure. Oct 1st.
Freedom - little known scab resistant cultivar (no fungicide used on it). One of our customer favorites, it is the other primary pick-your-own block. Similar to Liberty, but often firmer, slightly more acid (tarter but not a tart apple),sweet, juicy, fruity. They store well, to mid winter. Very late Sept.
Delicious (red) - Older striped variety, not the Washington state hard as a rock supermarket kind. We use these mostly in sweet cider blends.
Goldens (old fashioned Golden Delicious) - excellent heirloom local cultivar, not your supermarket variety! Strong tendency toward biennial bearing (fruits every other year) with 2010 a definite on-year. Honey, spice, and vanilla flavors, ideal for drying with thin skins and sweet flesh. Oct 1st.
Macintosh - Classic New England apple. Very scab susceptible, hard for us to grow organically and we are phasing it out. Used now in our cider blends.
Northern Spy - excellent late fall apple, stores well, complex, sweet, and acid flavors, very stubborn to try to get to fruit. Mid Oct.
Rhode Island Greening- Wonderful, complex, late season green apple, in limited production.
Golden Russet - Great hard cider variety, Sweet, honey taste. Good keeper. Scab resistant. Great hard cider apple. Mid October. In limited production.
Honey Crisp - Crisp sweet desert apple. Mid Sept, in limited production
These cultivars below ARE NOT IN PRODUCTION NOW, they have been planted or grafted into the orchard since 2007. They will be coming into production in the next few years (2-4 years),
Sweet Sixteen - Highly Flavored, nutty, spicy, even vanilla, sweet.
Fameuse- Old, French Canadian apple, sweet, crisp, fruity, parent of Macintosh. Late Sept.
Chenango Strawberry - Another old variety, heavy aroma,tender, fruity. Early Sept.
Williams Pride - Fine flavored summer apple, scab resistant. August
Wealthy - Late Sept, great keeper
Frostbite - Exciting new cultivar that some say almost doesn't resemble an apple, tropical in flavor, orange flesh. Can't wait to try it!
Baldwin - Sweet, fruity, crisp. Stores well. Mid October. Was the classic New England apple prior to lead arsenate sprays and the dominance of MacIntosh.
Esopus -Spitzenburg - Fruity, acid, complex. Thomas Jefferson's favorite apple, supposedly grows better here than in Virginia. Stores well. Oct 1st.
Cox's Orange Pippin - Rich, complex, highly aromatic, spicy, one of the best for cider, an old variety. scab resistant. Stores ok. Late Sept.
Summer Rambo - great flavored summer apple
Redstone Canyon Gold-
un-named bletted apple-
Mann- Late green apple, similar to Rhode Island Greening with less acidity.
Yellow Russet seedling-
Roxbury Russet- Early American variety, good eating, for storage and cider.
8 un-named unique seedlings we have on trial-
Hard Cider Varieties-
Harrison - Excellent old American cidering apple, it was recently rediscovered and we are trying to help bring it back from the edge of extinction.
Campfield- old American cider variety
Redfield- Bitter sharp cider apple, amazing red colored juice and cider.
Dabinett- british hard cider cultivar
Bitter Bannana- cidering cultivar in testing, from Quebec.
Douce de Charlevoix - cidering cultivar in testing, from Quebec.
Biladeau - cidering cultivar in testing, from Quebec.