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. This chart is also available in a printable PDF format for your convenience.

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 Charateristics
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.