Apple Chart

Apples come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, textures and tastes. To help you select the apples most appropriate for your use, please consult the chart below.

FM=Farm Market | SR=Scenic Ridge

EX=Excellent | GD=Good | FR=Fair | NR=Not Recommended

Variety
Availability
Flavor
Texture
Eating Salads Sauce Pies Baking Freezing Characteristics
Cortland
Sept. – Nov.
FM, SR
Spicy
Tender
GD EX EX EX EX NR

Red, flat-shaped apple with white flesh, which remains white when sliced.

Earligold
August
FM, SR
Mildly Tart
Tender
FR GD EX EX GD Slices & Sauce

Yellow, mildly tart apple.

Empire
Oct. - June
FM, SR
Sweet Tart
Crisp
EX EX GD GD GD Sauce

Similar to McIntosh, but firmer with more red color on green background.

Fuji
Nov. - June
FM, SR
Sweet
Hard
EX EX NR EX EX Slices

Light green to burnt orange appearance. Juicy apple which stores well.

Gala
Sept – June
FM, SR
Sweet
Firm
EX EX NR EX EX Slices

Similar to Golden Delicious in flavor with 50% and more red color with yellow background color.

Ginger Gold
Aug. – Sept.
FM, SR
Tart
Crisp
EX EX FR FR NR NR

Greenish-yellow apple with smooth finish.

Gold Rush
Nov. - April
FM, SR
Tart
Hard
EX EX GD EX EX Slices
Granny Smith
Oct. - June
FM, SR
Tart
Hard
FR EX FR EX EX Slices

Pale green tart sweet apple with a red-blushed cheek.

Honeycrisp
Sept. - Oct.
FM, SR
Sweet
Crisp
EX EX FR EX NR Slices

Light red color over yellow background color.

Ida Red
Oct. - May
FM, SR
Mildly Tart
Firm
EX EX GD EX EX EX

Red colored apple.

Jonagold
Oct. - June
FM, SR
Sweet
Tangy
EX EX GD EX EX NR

Light red color over yellow background color.

Jonathan
Sept. - June
FM, SR
Tart Spicy
Hard
EX EX GD EX EX Slices

80% and more red color on light green background, may have slight russeting around the stem.

Law Rome
Oct. - June
FM, SR
Mild
Firm
GD FR GD EX EX Slices

90% and more red color, slight speckling on skin. May show slight pink flesh. Excellent storage apple.

Lodi
Mid July
FM, SR
Tart
Tender
FR FR EX EX NR Slices & Sauce

Green, tender apple.

McIntosh
Sept. - March
FM, SR
Spicy
Tender
EX EX GD GD GD Sauce

40% red color, white flesh, flat-shaped apple.

Melrose
Oct. - April
FM, SR
Mild
Crisp
EX EX EX EX GD Slices & Sauce

50% red color on rough-skinned green to yellow background color.

Mutsu (Crispin)
Oct. - May
FM, SR
Spicy
Firm
GD GD FR EX EX Slices

Large green apple with slightl y blushed cheek

Paula Red
End of Aug.
FM, SR
Spicy
Tender
GD EX EX EX EX Slices & Sauce

Red blush over a yellow-green background.

Pink Lady
Late Oct. - Jan.
FM, SR
Tart
Crisp
EX EX EX EX EX Slices & Sauce
Red Delicious
Sept. - June
FM, SR
Sweet
Rich
EX EX NR FR GD NR

90% and more red color with a slightly elongated appearance. A very sweet Ohio apple.

Transparent
End of July
FM, SR
Tart
Tender
FR FR EX EX NR Slices & Sauce

Yellow-green round apple.

WineSap
Oct. - July
FM, SR
Spicy
Firm
GD EX GD GD EX Slices & Sauce

70% red color on rough skin surface. An excellent storage apple.

Yellow Delicious
Sept. - June
FM, SR
Rich
Semi-Firm
EX EX GD GD EX Slices & Sauce

Pale green to light yellow apple with slight russeting or freckles.