Known as the “irresistible apple” this variety is very sweet and crunchy, delicious on its own as a snack, works great for baking, and freezes well. Ambrosia apples will complement both sweet and savory preparations. Roast large pieces with root vegetables or dice and add to polenta, couscous, or rice. Ambrosia apple will add sweetness and moisture to cake, doughnuts, and muffins. Typically in season year-round.
Braeburn apples have a bold, sweet-tart flavor with a hint of spice and work great in pies, sauces, and general baking. They can be roasted along with root vegetables, sautéed and served atop pork, or slow-cooked and pureed to make sauces, jams, and preserves. Chopped Braeburn apples will also add sweetness and texture to bread, pancakes, and muffins.
First of the season available in October.
The Cameo’s flavor is the perfect balance of sweet and tart with nuances of both honey and citrus. Cameo apples crisp taste pairs well with squash, pears, bacon, and flavorful cheeses such as goat, cheddar, and ricotta. First of the season available in November.
Fuji’s are characteristically crunchy, super-sweet, and flavor-forward apples. Fuji apples can be enjoyed as an everyday snack paired with peanut butter or cheddar cheese or chopped in a salad. First of the season available in August.
Gala apples are very sweet and aromatic apples with a softer texture. These apples are best for eating fresh as they don’t bake or freeze well. The flavor of pears, winter squash, onions, pecans, turkey, brie, cheddar, and Swiss cheese complement Gala apples. First of the season available in August.
Golden Delicious apples are the perfect pick for any recipe. Sweet and mellow, this crisp apple has a tender golden skin, and its flesh stays white after slicing for longer than other apple varieties. First of the season available in August.
Known for its delicious tart flavor and pleasing crunch, Granny Smith apples are a baker’s best friend!
Delicious in pies and baked goods, the perfect pairing for cheese, yogurt, and more. First of the season available in August.
Honeycrisp apples have a pleasantly crisp texture that bursts with juice in every bite. Their complex flavor is subtly tart, making them a versatile ingredient for recipes ranging from sweet to savory. Remove the skin and slow cook slices to make applesauce, preserves, and apple butter. First of the season available in September.
Jazz apples are dense and juicy with an exceptionally crisp texture. The flavor is the perfect combination of a low acid sweet-tart apple taste with subtle hints of pear. Jazz apples are extremely firm when first harvested and will soften just slightly in cold storage. First of the season available in October.
The Jonagold apple has a balanced blend of tartness and aromatic honey-like flavor. Large in size its flesh is crisp, juicy, and creamy yellow in color. Jonagold apples are perfect for use in sauces, preserves, and jam. First of the season available in September.
Early season apples will have more green and later season will sometimes be almost all red. The McIntosh apple’s crisp flesh is exceptionally juicy, bright white in color, and has a strong sweet-tart taste with nuances of spice. McIntosh apples can be used cooked or raw and in both sweet and savory preparations. Add slices atop a pizza or tart, use chopped as a stuffing or puree, and add to a soup. The flesh of the McIntosh apple is delicate and will break down when cooked. First of the season available in November.
Known for their bright yellow skin, Opal apples are crisp and juicy with a sweet taste and slightly tart finish. They are best as snacking apples but also do well in salads and chutneys. First of the season available in November.
Named after its bright pink skin, and loved by snackers and bakers alike. The apples retain their shape when baked in pies, tarts, and pancakes or poached in wine paired with cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla. This beauty of an apple is a crowd-pleaser for its unique sweet-tart flavor and firm, crisp flesh. First of the season available in November.
The Pinova apple has a creamy white inner flesh and a crisp, crunchy texture. Its sweet flavor has subtle tropical undertones, such as banana and pineapple. Pinova apples hold up well when cooked, so they are ideal for pies, tarts, and baking. They are great for eating fresh, out-of-hand, or cut into cubes and add to green salads or a chicken salad. Pair with prosciutto and an aged cheese for a different take on a grilled cheese sandwich. First of the season available in September.