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LaFayette NY, 13084
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Orchard Hours:

Mon - Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat & Sun: 10am - 6pm

Varieties of Apples:

ZESTAR

Outstanding well-balanced flavor and feather-light crunchy texture, extraordinary in an early apple. The side of the fruit facing the sun develops a sweet spot thatís brighter red and wildly flavorful. Introduced in Minnesota, 1998.

  • Light, crisp and juicy.
  • Very good for pies and sauces.




PAULA RED

If you like tart apples, sink your teeth into a Paula Red. Itís one of our earliest varieties and the first taste of fall for many apple lovers. Check them out now because Paula Reds are only available from late August into October!

  • Tart, Juicy, Crisp white flesh.
  • Excellent for eating, good for applesauce.
  • Paula Red applesauce needs little or no sugar.




JONAMAC

Description Coming Soon!





GALA

Another apple made for kids is the Gala, a new variety developed in New Zealand. Itís got the mild flavor that ďpicky eatersĒ prefer and a striking bright yellow-red color that attracts the eye!

  • Mild sweet flavor, Juicy, Crisp, creamy yellow flesh.
  • Excellent for eating and salads.
  • Galasí size, mellow flavor and thin skin make them a perfect choice for kids.




MCINTOSH

Nothing evokes Fall better than the aromatic fragrance of McIntosh apples. People have enjoyed this apple since 1811 when John McIntosh discovered the first seedling. McIntosh apples grow particularly well in New Yorkís cool climate!

  • Sweet with a tart tang, Very juicy, Tender, white flesh.
  • Excellent for eating and sauce, Good for salads and pies.
  • McIntoshís tender flesh cooks down quickly. Add a thickener if making a pies.




HONEYCRISP

Sometimes the name of an apple says it all. Honeycrisp apples are honey sweet (with a touch of tart) and amazingly crisp, some say ďexplosively crisp.Ē Itís easy to see why this new variety continues to grow in popularity since its 1991 introduction in Minnesota. Supplies are limited for now but more Honeycrisp trees are being planted every year.

  • Complex sweet-tart flavor, Juicy, Super crisp yellow flesh.
  • Excellent for eating and salads, good for sauce, baking & pies.
  • This ultra crisp apple will appeal to teens, a great way to encourage healthy snacking.




CORTLAND

Imagine a fragrant fresh fruit cup with beautiful snow white apples. You can bet it was made with Cortland - this great all purpose apple was developed at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva in 1898.

  • Sweet with a hint of tartness, Juicy, Tender, snow white flesh.
  • Excellent for eating, salads, sauce, pies and baking, Good for freezing.
  • Cortland apples are wonderful for kabobs, fruit plates and garnishes because they donít turn brown quickly when cut




MACOUN

Want a perfect no-fat dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth? Macoun may just be your apple, but, hurry, these special apples are only available in the Fall. Macoun was developed at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva in 1932. Itís named for a famous Canadian fruit breeder.

  • Extra sweet and aromatic, Very juicy, Tender, snow white flesh.
  • Excellent for eating, good for sauce and salads.
  • Try serving Macoun slices with cheese for a sophisticated dessert in the autumn.




RHODE ISLAND GREENING

An heirloom tree originating in 1650 at Greens End near Newport Rhode Island. Looks like a granny smith, but don't be fooled. Medium to large size with a waxy green skin with an occasional orange flush.

  • Firm, rich, juicy, with greenish flesh and quite tart.
  • One of the best pie apples and a good keeper.
  • If you like tart, this one may be for you.




RED DELICIOUS

Ubiquitous, no introduction needed.





JONAGOLD

The smell of fresh apple crisp wafting through the house is a sure sign of Fall. Jonagolds make excellent baked goodies. Jonagold is another success story from the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. Itís a cross between mellow Golden Delicious and tart Jonathan.

  • Honey sweet with a hint of tartness, Juicy, Crisp, creamy yellow flesh.
  • Excellent for eating, salads, sauce and baking, Good for pies and freezing.
  • Jonagolds make great fried apples. Simply sautť in a little butter and add a little cinnamon. No sugar needed!




EMPIRE

With the popular Red Delicious and McIntosh for parents, Empire apples were destined to be a hit. Itís a sweet-tart combination thatís great for everything. The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva introduced this new variety in 1966.

  • A wonderful blend of sweet and tart, Juicy, Very crisp, creamy white flesh.
  • Excellent for eating and salads, Good for sauce, baking, pies and freezing.
  • Small Empires are great for school lunches. Kids love Empireís sweet-tart taste and super crunchy texture.




NORTHERN SPY

"Spys are for pies," has been said for generations. Discovered in East Bloomfield, just south of Rochester, around 1800. It's skin is green and often has red stripping. It's flesh is crisp, juicy and mildly sweet. Try them, and you'll pass the saying along to the next generation.

  • A great pie and desert apple.
  • Stores well due to lownext generation.




GOLDEN DELICIOUS

To know them is to love them. Sweet, mild and an all purpose apple.





CRISPIN

Bite into a Crispin for a great crunch and mouthful of sweet juice. Itís one of the most satisfying snacks around! The original name for this exceptional apple was Mutsu, reflecting its Japanese heritage. It was renamed Crispin in the late 1960s and has been gaining fans ever since.

  • Sweet yet very refreshing, Very juicy, Super crisp.
  • Excellent for eating, sauce, baking and freezing, Good for salads and pies.
  • Try Crispins for roasting whole apples or thick slices. Theyíre a wonderful accompaniment for your favorite roast.




IDARED

Savor the old-fashioned goodness of baked apples, especially Idareds, which hold their shape perfectly and look beautiful on the table. Developed in Idaho, itís a cross between two old time NY apples, Jonathan and Wagener, first raised in Penn Yan in 1791.

  • Sweetly tart, Juicy, Firm pale yellow-green flesh, sometimes tinted rosy pink.
  • Excellent for sauce, cooking, baking and pies, Good for eating, salads and freezing.
  • Idareds make a beautiful pink applesauce. Cook the apples with the skins on and strain the sauce to get the best pink color.