Apple Varieties

You know what they say about an apple a day... 

Ginger Gold

mid-August – mid-September

An early season apple with lovely golden colour and white, crisp flesh. Terrific eaten fresh and holds shape when cooked.

Jersey Mac

mid-August – mid-September

Early variety apple with red and green colour. Great for fresh eating. Medium to large in size. 

Paula Red

late-August – late-September

Medium size early apple with dark red colour and firm, crisp flavour. Good for snacking.

Ambrosia

October - March

Chance seedling discovered in B.C. in the 1980′s. It is a large red apple that is crisp and juice with a distinct aroma and a sweet low acid flavour. Excellent for eating fresh. 

Cortland

October - April

A descendant of the McIntosh, it’s a cross between a Ben Davis and McIntosh. Large globular shape with red-orange stripes. Mild, sweet taste and crisp texture. Excellent for salads and fruit plates; resists browning. Good for pies and sauces.

Crispin

October - April

Cross between the Golden Delicious and the Japanese Indo. Larger than average; tart to sweet taste and firm texture. Ideal for snack. Delicious in pies and chunky sauces.

Empire

October - July

Cross between the McIntosh and Red Delicious. Slightly tart; juicy, firm and crisp. Ideal for snacks; makes great applesauce.

Fuji

Mid-late October – early February

Cross between a Delicious and Ralls Janet. Medium to large size; firm and greenish pink in colour with white flesh. Great for eating fresh.

Gala

Early September - February 

Cross between a Kidd’s Orange and Golden Delicious. Average size; yellow-orange ground colour with a red blush. Ideal for eating fresh out-of-hand.

Honeycrisp

Late September - March 

Cross between a Macoun and Honeygold. Large sized fruit with distinctive crisp texture, aromatic, juicy and a slightly acidic, sweet taste. Flesh is cream coloured. Best eaten fresh.

Idared

December - July

Cross between a Jonathan and Wagener. Medium to large; round to flat round. Tart; keeps its flavour when oven baked. Ideal for munching or oven baking.

Jona Gold

Late September - February 

Cross between a Golden Delicious and Jonathan. Large, round to round conic; medium orange-red to red blush over faint striping and green-yellow ground colour; firm, slightly coarse texture. Great for eating fresh and cooking.

McIntosh

Mid September - May

Originated at 1800 as a chance seedling by John McIntosh of Dundela, Ontario. Medium size; irregular round shape; green apple with red splash; white, juicy flesh; mildly tart, sweetness as it ripens. Excellent for eating fresh, baking pies and sauces.

Northern Spy

October - May

Distinguished by bright red stripes and elongated shape. Large, crisp and firm. Excellent for pies and baked apples.

Red Delicious

October - July

Large size; firm, sweet and juicy; dark red and elongated. Excellent in salads; not recommended for cooking.

Red Prince

February - June

Available during Winter through Summer. This apple is a cross between the Golden Delicious and the Jonathan. Tangy sweet flavour with a crisp and juicy texture. Ideal for fresh eating, in salads or baking. Pairs particularly well with sharp cheddars and blue cheeses.

Russet

Late October - January 

Sweet and tangy. A popular choice in Europe. One of the oldest Ontario varieties. Great as a fresh snack; ideal for pie filling and applesauce, too.

Spartan

October - April 

Spartan

October – April

Cross between the McIntosh and Newtown; originated in British Columbia. Medium size, red variety. Good fresh from hand; makes a great pie filling, too.

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