APPLES APPLE Very Early Summer--- Listed alphabetically.

APPLES
Same price for Dwarf, Semi-Dwarf or Semi-Standard roots
on all apples. Use Price Code for variety.
APPLE
Very Early Summer--- Listed alphabetically.
PRICE
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Lodi Apple
Lodi is an older variety that was introduced to replace Yellow
Transparent, which it resembles somewhat in appearance and
season. It is a good early season apple for pies and sauces,
but as a dessert apple it tends to be very tart and has been
known to have given many a young boy a "belly ache" when
picked too early. It is a better keeper than Yellow Transparent
and is more firm. ZONE 4-8
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Quinte Apple
Quinte is one of the earliest quality summer apples to eat.
The fruit is crisp, juicy and tasty with a red blush over a yellow
skin. It doesn't store well, but does harvest over a longer
period and require several pickings. The tree is vigorous and
very hardy. Ripens in July near Lodi and Yellow Transparent.
ZONE 4-8
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Red Astrachan
Apple
Red Astrachan is a small to medium sized apple with a pale
creamy skin striped with red and covered with a heavy bloom.
The white flesh is sometimes striped with red and is excellent
for eating. It is tart and an excellent cooking, sauce and pie
apple. Does not store long. The tree is productive but can be
biennial. Ripens very early in July and through to September.
ZONE 2-8
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Yellow
Transparent
Apple
Yellow Transparent is just about the earliest summer apple. It
is medium-large with translucent pale yellow skin. Some say it
makes the best sauces because of its crisp, very sweet juicy,
white flesh that is very light in texture. It is also wonderful in
pies. Trees are upright, vigorous growers that bear fruit very
young. Ripens from early July to early August. Zone 3-7
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APPLE
Early Summer--- Listed alphabetically.
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Beacon Apple
Beacon is an excellent early summer apple with juicy, mild
sub-acid flesh. It is good for fresh eating and cooking, but
does not store well. The fruit is medium to large size and
ripens over a relatively long period in August. The tree is very
hardy, reportedly to -50 degrees. The apple is orangish-red
striped over a yellow background. The tree is vigorous,
productive and heavy bearing. ZONE 2-6
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Benoni Apple
Benoni is a late summer apple that is a fine dessert apple. It
is highly flavored, with a mild sub-acid flavor. The fruit is
medium sized, Deep red striped over an orangish-yellow skin.
It is a good bearer, but can be biennial. Ripens in July to
August. ZONE 4-7 AVAILABLE FALL 2012.
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Carroll Apple
Carroll is a very hardy apple that ripens early in the summer
season. It is a somewhat dwarfish tree but produces well. It
is an excellent dessert apple and also a good cooking apple.
The fruit is red, medium sized. ZONE 3-6 AVAILABLE
FALL 2012
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Grandpa's SummerGold is one of the best early summer
Grandpa's
SummerGold™ apples around. Slightly later picking than Lodi, which it
closely resembles. The large fruit ripens early in August. The
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flesh is white and the skin yellow-green and smooth. It has
excellent tart flavor early on, but as it hangs on the tree it gets
sweeter and the flavor improves. For a summer apple it
stores quite well and hangs on the trees for several weeks.
ZONE 5-8
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APPLE
Early Summer--- Listed alphabetically.
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JerseyMac Apple JerseyMac apple is a very early McIntosh type apple that
ripens in early summer in late July. It is an attractive, medium
sized apple with predominantly red skin over a light yellow
background. The flesh is whitish-yellow, crisp, juicy, and has
a tasty, aromatic flavor similar to McIntosh. It is an early
bloomer. Keeps fairly well for such an early, summer apple.
ZONE 5-8
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Norland Apple
Norland is another good hardy apple variety for the far north.
Its medium size red fruit are good for both cooking and eating.
It ripens in mid-August, but is a good keeper in cold storage,
lasting up to 16 weeks. ZONE 2-5
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Oriole Apple
Oriole is a very hardy, early summer apple with excellent
eating and cooking qualities. The fruit is large, red striped
and resembles Duchess. Very hardy, vigorous, and extremely
productive. Moderately susceptible to fire blight and scab.
Ripens in early summer. Not a good keeper. ZONE 2-5
AVAILABLE FALL 2012
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Pristine® Apple Grandpa's Nature Friendly™ Pristine® is one of the best early
disease resistant varieties for the garden. It is a very early
ripening yellow apple that resembles Yellow Transparent in
appearance, but is much firmer, less acid, and better eating.
The fruit is yellow, very smooth, and attractive. It keeps well
on and off the tree for several weeks. The fruit is tasty and
quite firm and crisp for being so early. It ripens early in
August, just after Lodi. ZONE 5-8
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William's Pride is a very early summer season, disease
resistant apple. It is one of the earliest dark red apples,
ripening just after Lodi or Pristine®. It is yellow fleshed with a
mild, sub-acid flavor. Best used for dessert. ZONE 5-8
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Williams Pride
Apple
APPLE
Summer- Early Season--- Listed
alphabetically.
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Akane Apple
Akane is a late summer to early fall apple that resembles
Jonathan. It is medium in size, bright red in color, and its
white flesh has a distinctive aroma and sub-acid flavor. It is
an excellent dessert apple. ZONE 5-8
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Blaze Apple
Blaze is an earlier Jonathan-type apple that ripens about 3-4
weeks earlier in mid-summer. Medium sized, red over a
bright yellow background, attractive and smooth. The flesh is
yellow, crisp, firm, juicy and good quality. It has a flavor
somewhat like Jonathan but less tart. Vigorous and
productive. Moderately susceptible to scab and cedar apple
rust, but moderately resistant to fire blight and powdery
mildew. ZONE 4-8 AVAILABLE FALL 2012
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Centennial Crab is a very hardy, edible crab that can beautify
Centennial
Edible Flowering the yard also. It is a compact grower that produces small, ROOTS
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crisp, juicy edible crabs that are sweet and nutty flavored
Crabapple
about 1.5 inches in diameter. It ripens in mid-August and is
an excellent pollinizer for other apples, bearing heavy loads of
red flower buds that open into white blossoms. Good for
eating, canning and jelly. It is highly scab resistant. ZONE 39
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Chenango Strawberry is one of the most beautiful summer
Chenango
Strawberry Apple apples, with medium to large, conical, shiny, yellowish- ROOTS
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whitish, smooth skinned apples. The skin is almost
translucent. The fruit is firm, juicy and white, but tender and
very aromatic. Pick when the skin stars to turn milky. It picks
over a long period of several weeks, but overripe fruit will get
dry and mealy. Good for eating and sauce. The tree is very
hardy, but very susceptible to fire blight. ZONE 4-9
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APPLE
Summer- Early Season--- Listed
alphabetically.
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Dolgo Edible Dolgo Crab apple is one of the earliest to bloom in the spring
Ornamental Crab with its pink buds opening into large white flowers which are ROOTS
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very fragrant. It sets an abundant crop of red, edible
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crabapples which are about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. It is
also an excellent ornamental variety! It ripens in late August
to early September. ZONE 3-7
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Duchess Apple Duchess is a very old heritage variety that is still a treat in the
early summer. It is a good cooking apple, but just ordinary for ROOTS
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fresh eating. Duchess is a medium to large, greenish yellow
apple with bright red striping and splashes. It has gusseted
dots that are distinctive. The flesh is white, fine, firm and
juicy. It is not a long term keeper, but is a good seasonal
apple ripening in mid-August. ZONE 4-8
Ginger Gold®
Apple
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Ginger Gold® is an early golden-type apple that ripens in the
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resembles a Golden Delicious, but has a more spicy flavor
than Golden. The fruit is medium-large and firm and crisp. It
is probably the best golden-type apple in this early season.
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Goodland Apple Goodland is one of the most hardy apples known. It has been
known to withstand -50F with little winter damage. The fruit is ROOTS
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medium size, round, bi-color fruit. Its flesh is tender, crisp,
juicy and aromatic. It makes a delicious aromatic apple sauce
and is well suited for fresh eating. It ripens in early
September. ZONE 2-5
Irish Peach
Apple
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Irish Peach is an ancient apple that came from Ireland. It has
smallish, greenish fruit with faint red stripes. The flesh is ROOTS
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crisp, juicy, aromatic, and has a pleasant rich flavor. Ripens
in mid-summer. ZONE 3-7
Maiden Blush
Apple
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Maiden Blush is a fine heirloom summer apple that produces
regular crops of flattish round yellow apples with a beautiful ROOTS
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crimson blush. The skins are tough, smooth and waxy and
the flesh is crisp, juicy and creamy yellow. It is great for
cooking, eating fresh, drying and making cider. It ripens in
mid-August to early September over a prolonged period. It is
very hardy. ZONE 2-8
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Molly's Delicious Molly's Delicious is not a true Red Delicious, but is very
similar in appearance and flavor. It ripens almost three or ROOTS
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more weeks ahead of Gala and McIntosh. It is large and
conic with about one half red blush over a yellow background.
It has a very pleasing flavor and will keep quite well for
several weeks. ZONE 6-8
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Oldenberg or Oldenburg is likely the same variety as Duchess that we also
Duchess Apple carry. We have not yet been able to compare the two ROOTS
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cultivars side-by-side. ZONE 4-8
Red Summer
Rambo Apple
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Red Summer Rambo is a "double red" strain of regular
Summer Rambo. It has all the same qualities. The large fruit ROOTS
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is red striped. The flesh is very crisp, juicy, yellowish green,
with a fine, rich, tart, aromatic flavor. Its great for eating and
sauce. The tree is very vigorous, hardy and productive. It
ripens earlier in the season in August to September. ZONE 49
Redfree Apple
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Grandpa's Nature Friendly™ Redfree is an excellent tasting,
summer apple with a lot of disease resistance. It is a good ROOTS
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choice for the backyard orchard where you don't want to have
to spray a lot. The fruit is medium sized, red, with some
striping with sweet, tasty, white flesh. Ripens mid to late in
the summer after Pristine(R) ZONE 5-8
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Sansa Apple
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Sansa in a high quality dessert apple that ripens a week or so
ahead of Gala. The bright red fruit is medium sized, with firm, ROOTS
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white flesh and an excellent sweet, juicy, distinct flavor. It
keeps well for an early apple. ZONE 6-8
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State Fair Apple State Fair is a very high quality late summer apple ripening in
mid-late August. The medium sized fruit is brilliantly striped ROOTS
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orangish-red over a yellowish background color. It has a
creamy flesh that is juicy, sweet, firm and aromatic with a
moderately subacid flavor. It is predominantly used for fresh
eating and will keep rather well for an earlier season apple.
Very hardy. ZONE 3-7
SummerMac
Apple
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SummerMac is an early summer apple ripening in late August
and a few weeks before regular McIntosh. The fruit is ROOTS
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medium to large and has the appearance of a McIntosh,
although not as aromatic and tasty as a regular Mac. The fruit
will keep fairly well. It is a nicely colored red apple. Good for
fresh eating, cooking, and sauce. ZONE 5-7
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Valstar™ brand Valstar™ is an improved red strain of Elstar, which is popular
in Europe. The fruit ripens late in the summer and has ROOTS
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excellent sweet-tart flavor. It is medium sized and keeps well.
The fruit is mostly red striped over a golden background color.
ZONE 5-8
Wealthy Apple
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Grandpa's Choice™ Red Wealthy is an old-time favorite in
many cold climates, because it is so hardy. It ripens late in ROOTS
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the summer and is an excellent all purpose apple. The fruit is
a deep red over a pale yellow background, and the flesh is
crisp, juicy, and white with some pink veining. It has a distinct
flavor with a hint of strawberry. It is a favorite old time apple
in many orchards. ZONE 3-8
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Whitney Edible Whitney is a good quality edible crabapple that is fine for jelly
or pickling. Medium size crabapples with red stripes over a ROOTS
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yellow background. It picks late in August to early
September. Very hardy. ZONE 3-8
Zestar!® Apple
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Grandpa's Choice™ Zestar! is a rather new variety that is
gaining in excitement. It is an early season apple with ROOTS
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excellent, dessert quality. It is very crisp and juicy with an
above average sweet/tart flavor. This apple is 60-85% red on
a yellow background. It will store quite well for several weeks
after being picked in late August in the Midwest. ZONE 3-7
Late Summer-Early Mid-season-- Listed
alphabetically.
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Blondee® Apple Blondee® Apple is a very new "golden Gala" type apple that
Grandpa saw a few years ago and was impressed with. The ROOTS
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fruit ripens a few days before regular Gala but has a greenishyellow skin that changes to a rich yellow as it ripens. The fruit
is exceptional and has great eating qualities like Gala. It
appears to be denser than Gala and will keep for several
months. The tree is similar to Gala is other respects. ZONE
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Chestnut Edible Chestnut is a large, russeted, sweet and juicy edible
crabapple with a rich, nutty like flavor that can be used for ROOTS
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eating, sauce, preserves, and decorative purposes. It ripens
late summer, early September. ZONE 4-8
Cortland Apple
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Cortland is an old-time heritage apple that Grandpa grew up
with. Cortland is large, and round and similar in looks to ROOTS
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McIntosh, but its flavor is very distinct. It is fairly crisp and
juicy, but is not a "hard" apple--- easy on the teeth. The tree
is more hardy than most, making it an excellent choice for
colder areas. ZONE 4-8
APPLE
Late Summer-Early Mid-season-- Listed
alphabetically.
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The original Gala strain to come into the US is known as
Gala Apple
(Original strain) Kidd's D-8 now. It produces medium sized fruit with striping ROOTS
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on a golden yellow-orangish skin that is distinctive. The fruit
is crisp, dense, aromatic and white with an subacid, sweet-tart
flavor that keeps you coming back for more. Gala is now one
of the most popular apples in the world. Ripens in early to
mid-September and it stores well. Very productive and should
be thinned early for good size. ZONE 4-9
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Golden Delicious- Grandpa's Early Golden Delicious is a strain of regular Golden
Delicious that ripens a couple weeks ahead of normal. ROOTS
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Grandpa's strain is more russet resistant than the original
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Golden Delicious, but has all the same qualities--- large,
sweet, juicy golden yellow fruit. It is a favorite for pies, sauce,
cooking, juice and all purposes. Stores well. Harvests early
in September. ZONE 5-8
Grandpa's Big
Gala Apple
Grandpa's Big Gala is a special
grows larger than a normal Gala.
respects. Not highly colored, but
purpose apple. It is suspected to
pollination from other varieties
Delicious. ZONE 5-8
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selection of Gala that just
The fruit is similar in other ROOTS
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an excellent eating and all
be a tri-ploid, so it requires
than Gala and Golden
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Grandpa's Early Grandpa's Early Red Rezista® is an attractive dark red
Red Rezista® colored apple. The fruit is crisp, sweet and very juicy with an ROOTS
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good flavor. Picks in early mid-season, in mid-September.
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Fruit size is only medium to small and tree is very productive.
There is some similarity in appearance to a Jonathan, but
quality and size is not as good. Very scab resistant.ZONE 5-8
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Grandpa's Gala- Grandpa's Gala-like Rezista® is a striking dark red apple with
like Rezista® subdued stripes. The medium size fruit is very juicy and ROOTS
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medium firm with very good dessert qualities. It has an
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appearance and flavor that is very similar to Gala. It picks
mid-season in mid- to late September. It hangs and keeps
well on the tree and will store for several weeks. Very scab
resistant. ZONE 5-8
Honeycrisp™
Apple
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Grandpa's Choice Honeycrisp is the current "star" of the apple
industry and with consumers. It is "explosively crisp" with an ROOTS
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unbeatable sweet, juicy flavor. It is naturally large and will
color well in cooler climates. Color can range from brilliant
red with some striping to mostly red-striped over a straw
yellow background color when ready to pick. Very hardy and
productive. Keeps well when picked in peak condition. If you
like crisp and juicy apples, this one is unbeatable. Harvest
early in fall in mid-September. ZONE 4-8
Idajon Apple
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Idajon is a Jonathan-type apple that ripens about 10 days
ahead of regular Jonathan. The fruit is medium-large, round, ROOTS
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firm and crisp. It is carmine red, smooth, and fine grained. It
is somewhat sweet and sub-acid. The tree is productive.
ZONE 4-7
Initial Apple
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Initial is a new disease resistant, earlier season apple that is
scab resistant. It is a large apple with lots of red blush over ROOTS
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yellow background. The fruit is crisp and mildly acid. It
matures about a week before Gala. ZONE 5-8
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Jonamac Apple Jonamac is an excellent dessert quality apple ripening about a
week before McIntosh, which is one of its parents. The fruit is ROOTS
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very similar in appearance to Mac, but is more highly colored
and firmer. Eating quality is superior to Mac. The fruit is only
medium sized and will soften in storage. ZONE 3-7
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Late Summer-Early Mid-season-- Listed
alphabetically.
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Northern Lights Northern Lights produces large, attractive, glossy, bright red
blushed apples. It has a flavor similar to McIntosh and with ROOTS
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semi-firm, tasty white flesh.. It is very cold hardy and best
suited to back yard orchards in cold climates. It ripens near
McIntosh season and will keep a few months in cold storage.
It is a good choice for the backyard garden in very cold areas.
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NovaMac Apple Novamac is very similar to McIntosh in season and flavor.
The fruit is medium-large, round, mostly red over a greenish- ROOTS
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yellow background color. The flesh is white, crisp, tender and
juicy with a fine sub-acid flavor similar to a Mac. The tree is
very disease resistant. ZONE 4-8
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Red Baron Apple Red Baron is a nice all purpose hardy apple for northern
climes. The medium to large fruit is cherry red blushed on ROOTS
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creamy yellow background color. It has a pleasant, acidic,
tart flavor and is suitable for most uses. It ripens in
September near Wealthy, and appears to keep fairly well into
December. The tree is moderately vigorous. ZONE 3-5
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Red Gala Apple Grandpa's Choice™ Red Gala apple is our special selection
of the famous Royal Gala™ apple that everyone sees in the ROOTS
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produce department. It harvests late summer into early fall in
September and is one of the finest eating apples there is.
The flesh is yellowish flesh is crisp, juicy and fine tasting. It
can be used for all purposes. It is almost a "must have" for
the backyard orchard. ZONE 5-8
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Red Gravenstein Grandpa's Choice™ Red Gravenstein is a culinary treat! This
antique variety is well known for cooking, sauce, cider and ROOTS
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eating out of hand. It is large, with crisp white flesh and a
distinct, juicy flavor. It will keep moderately well. The fruit is
orangish with red striping on greenish yellow skin. It ripens
late in the summer to early fall. ZONE 5-8
Red McIntosh
Apple
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Grandpa's Choice™ Red McIntosh is one of the all-time
favorites for some people. Red McIntosh is an early season ROOTS
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apple with very aromatic, flavorful, white, juicy flesh. It is
somewhat firm, but only will keep for shorter periods during
the fall and early winter. It has a steely-red skin that is
distinctive looking to match its very distinctive flavor. It is only
medium large in size, but sets abundant crops. ZONE 3-8
Sweet Sixteen
Apple
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Sweet Sixteen is a popular apple for very cold northern
regions. It ripens in early fall, just ahead of Honeycrisp™. It ROOTS
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is crisp and juicy with an exotic yellow flesh and a very sweet,
unusual sugar cane or spicy cherry candy flavor. The fruit
stores for 5 to 8 weeks. It is a good all purpose apple.
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Swiss Gourmet™ Swiss Gourmet™, as its name suggests, was a very popular
apple in Europe for a good reason. It has a distinct, sweet ROOTS
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and tart flavor. The flesh is creamy white. The fruit is
medium to large size with a nice red blush. In some areas it
will russet badly, but this does not affect the excellent flavor or
eating quality. Harvests early in the fall a couple weeks
before Jonathan. ZONE 5-8
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Wolf River Apple Wolf River apples are enormous, often weighing 1 pound or
more. It has a pale red color over pale yellow skin and soft, ROOTS
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tender, slightly mealy, creamy white flesh. Excellent for baking
whole and drying. Resistant to scab, mildew, fire blight and
cedar apple rust. Trees are very hardy. ZONE 5-7
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Early Fall-Mid-season--- Listed alphabetically.
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Auvil Early Fuji™ If you are a lover of the sweet Fuji apple, but live in the more
northern, shorter season areas, Grandpa's Choice™ Auvil ROOTS
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Early Fuji® is the best Fuji variety for your backyard orchard.
It has all the attributes of regular Fuji, but harvests 5-6
WEEKS earlier, so by mid-September in most areas you can
able picking fully mature, beautiful red Fuji. ZONE 5-8
Binet Rouge is a French variety that is
Binet Rouge
Sweet Hard Cidre cider base. The tree is very precocious
tree is a week grower and matures in
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September. It is mildew susceptible. It
suitable for frostier locations. ZONE 5-9
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used for sweet hard
and productive. The ROOTS
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early mid-season in
is late blooming and
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Black Gilliflower Black Gilliflower produces large, dark red, almost black
or Sheepnose colored fruit. It is large, long and conical in shape. Its ROOTS
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greenish-white flesh has a distinctive aroma and is rich, but
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with a mild sweet flavor. It is prized for baking and drying.
The tree is healthy, vigorous and fruitful. Ripens in
September to October. Fruit hangs well, but becomes drier
when overripe. ZONE 6-9
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Burgundy Apple Burgundy produces large, round, solid dark blackish-red fruit.
The skin is smooth and glossy and the red color may bleed ROOTS
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into the flesh somewhat. It is an excellent, crisp, sub-acid
flavored apple. The fruit hangs well up to three weeks, but it
does not store for more than a month after harvest. Ripens in
mid to late September. ZONE 3-7
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Crimson Crisp™ CrimsonCrisp™ is a new disease resistant apple variety that
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varieties. The medium sized fruit is an attractive crimson red
and the flesh is very crisp and firm with a tart but complex
flavor. The fruit matures in the mid-season of fall. ZONE 5-8
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Crimson® Gold Crimson® Gold apple is a new disease resistant apple with
excellent qualities. The fruit is bright reddish-orange and ROOTS
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medium sized. The flesh is sweet-tart, white, crisp, and juicy.
It will store well. It ripens about mid-September just ahead of
Golden Delicious. It is very resistant to apple scab. The trees
are moderately vigorous and very productive. ZONE 5-8
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Crimson® Topaz Crimson® Topaz is a new disease resistant dessert apple that
harvests about a week before Golden Delicious, in mid- ROOTS
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September. The medium size fruit is an attractive orange-red
stripe over a yellow background. It is juicy and tasty. It is a
vigorous spurry tree that has an upright growth habit. It is
very precocious. The fruit is very resistant to dropping.
Resistant to apple scab and mildew. ZONE 5-8
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Ellis Bitter-Sweet Ellis Bitter is an excellent hard cidre variety with a bittersweet
Hard Cidre Apple character. The medium sized yellow fruit ripen in September. ROOTS
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The tree is fairly vigous, precocious and productive. It is a
later bloomer. It does not store for long so should be pressed
shortly after harvest. The tree is susceptible to both fire blight
and scab. ZONE 4-8
Enigma Apple
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Enigma has very large, round fruit with yellow skin covered
with a heavy red blush. It ripens in mid-season and is known ROOTS
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for its extreme hardiness. ZONE 3-7 AVAILABLE FALL 2012.
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APPLE
Fameuse or
Snow Apple
Early Fall-Mid-season--- Listed alphabetically.
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Grandma's most fondly remembered apple as a little girl was
Fameuse or as it is commonly called, Snow Apple. It is a very ROOTS
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old heritage variety known for its hardiness, good flavor and
eating quality, and late summer, early fall ripening time. The
old-timers made good use of it for apple cider because of its
aromatic and distinct flavor, and because it is only a fair to
good keeper. The flesh is tender and "snow white" like its
name suggests. The fruit is red over a cream background
color. ZONE 4-8
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Frostbite™ Apple Frostbite(TM) was just recently named by the University of
Minnesota. Known as MN 447, it is an older cultivar that has ROOTS
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been used as a parent in the breeding of other successful U
of MN apple varieties. Because of its unique, sweet,
aromatic, and unusual flavor people who know MN 447 had
been encouraging the University to release it. The fruit is only
small to medium in size, being 2¼ to 2½ inches in diameter,
but is very firm, crisp and juicy. It will store for 3-4 months in
common storage at 34-37°F. The flesh is a creamy, light
yellow. It is an attractive maroon red over a yellow gold
background. It usually exhibits striped coloration, but often
can be somewhat dappled. It sometimes russets lightly,
depending on the season. Like most Minnesota varieties, it is
extremely hardy to USDA Zone 3b (-30 to -35°F). It has low
to medium vigor. The tree is spreading and produces
annually. ZONE 3-7
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Galarina™ Apple Galarina® is a new gala-like disease resistant apple that
shows high tolerance to scab, mildew and fire blight. It is ROOTS
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hardier than Gala and resembles Gala in many respects. The
fruit is medium sized, orangish-red over a yellow background.
The flavor is crisp and sweet. It will store well. It ripens in
later September, almost two weeks after Gala. ZONE 4-8
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Gilliflower Apple This cultivar of Gilliflower may be the same as Black
Gilliflower, but our source attributes it to English origin. We ROOTS
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haven't been able to compare it closely enough with Black
Gilliflower to be sure. ZONE 6-9
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Golden Delicious Grandpa's Choice™ Golden Delicious! Grandpa and many
people rate it still as one of the best all-purpose apples ever ROOTS
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grown. Grandpa's strain is more russet resistant than the
original Golden Delicious, but has all the same qualities--large, sweet, juicy golden yellow fruit. It is a favorite for pies,
sauce, cooking, juice and all purposes. Stores well. Harvest
mid-season in late September to early October. ZONE 4-9
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Golden Delicious Golden Delicious! Grandpa and many people rate it still as
Apple- Original one of the best all-purpose apples every grown. The original ROOTS
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"Mullins" strain is less russet resistant than most strains of
strain
Golden Delicious, but probably has better eating qualities--large, sweet, juicy golden yellow fruit. It is a favorite for pies,
sauce, cooking, juice and all purposes. Stores well. Harvest
mid-season in late September to early October. ZONE 4-9
Golden Noble
Apple
V-8
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Golden Noble is one of the apples with the highest content of
Vitamin C. It is a large, round apple with bright yellow fruit ROOTS
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sometimes spotted with red. Creamy white flesh that cooks
into a nice sauce. The tree is somewhat of a tip bearer,
upright and spreading but with average vigor. Ripens in
September. Deer LOVE Golden Noble and will browse it
extensively. ZONE 6-9
APPLE
Early Fall-Mid-season--- Listed alphabetically.
CODE
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Honeygold Apple Honeygold is a great substitute for Golden Delicious in colder,
northern areas where it is much more hardy. It is reported to ROOTS
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be able to withstand -50F degrees with little winter damage. It
is medium to large size, with a golden to yellowish green color
and a reddish bronze blush. It has a Golden Delicious flavor,
but is a little sweeter and blander. It is high quality and stores
well. Ripens in October, similar to Golden Delicious. ZONE 37
ALL
Jonafree™ Apple Grandpa's Nature Friendly™ Jonafree is one of the scab
immune varieties, that is most like it namesake, with which it ROOTS
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ripens. Jonafree is nearly identical to old-time red Jonathan in
eating quality, flavor, and appearance. It is slightly less acidic
though. It is a bright red apple, with glossy skin and generally
no russetting. It does not develop "Jonathan" spot when
stored, like normal Jonathan does. Can be used as an all
purpose apple. ZONE 5-8
Jonalicious
Apple
ALL
Jonalicious produces large, round, red fruit with a yellow
background. The flesh is juicy, yellow, firm, crisp, subacid ROOTS
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with a distinct aromatic flavor. It ripens just after regular
Jonathan which is resembles. It is a good keeper. The tree is
hardy, productive and vigorous. ZONE 4-8
ALL
Late Strawberry Late Strawberry is a small to medium sized apple splashed
with various shades of yellow and red stripes. The fruit is ROOTS
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finely textured, crisp, juicy and creamy white. It has an
excellent, aromatic sub-acid flavor. Ripens in late mid-season
in September to October. ZONE 4-8
Liberty Apple
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Grandpa's Nature Friendly™ Liberty is very similar to
appearance to McIntosh, but its flavor is more tart and its ROOTS
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flesh is crisper. It has a flavor all its own. It is a good
dependable choice for any backyard orchard because it is
highly productive and resistant to all the major apple
diseases. ZONE 4-8
Macoun Apple
ALL
Macoun is a regional favorite in the Northeast and Ohio area.
It is similar to McIntosh in many characteristics, but has better ROOTS
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keeping characteristics, dessert quality and ripens about a
month later. It is very aromatic and flavorful, with white, firm
and juicy flesh. ZONE 5-8
Mother Apple
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Mother is a rather large dessert apple that was once very
popular. It has a distinct, spicy, balsamic, sweet-acid, ROOTS
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aromatic flavor. Its flesh is creamy yellow and juicy. It ripens
in mid-season, but doesn't store particularly well. Some scabresistance, but susceptible to fire blight. Slow growing, but
bears well from an early age. ZONE 4-9 AVAILABLE FALL
2012
Norkent Apple
ALL
Norkent is one of the most hardy apples, and may be hardy to
Zone 2. The medium sized fruit is orangish with red ROOTS
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russetting over a greenish yellow skin. It is excellent for
eating and cooking, and keeps well for several months.
ZONE-3-7
Norson Apple
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Norson is one of the hardiest apples and is recommended for
really cold areas. The fruit is somewhat small, but of good ROOTS
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dessert quality and keeps very well. It is a consistent and
annual producer. ZONE 1-5 FALL 2012
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Pitmaston Pineapple is well named. The small fruit have a
Pitmaston
Pineapple Apple distinct pineapple flavor to them. The fruit is larger than the ROOTS
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typical edible crab, golden yellow in color covered with a fine
bronzy russetting. The fruit is juicy, crunchy, with a sugary
pineapple-like flavor. It is typically used for fresh eating. It
has a compact upright growing habit, and ripens in midSeptember. ZONE 6-9
V-9
APPLE
Red Jonathan
Apple
Early Fall-Mid-season--- Listed alphabetically.
CODE
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Red Jonathan hardly needs a description since it is one of the
most popular heritage apples in the Midwest. Crisp, slightly ROOTS
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striped, but mostly red, juicy and sweet tart. One of the best
varieties for pies and sauce. Our strain is highly colored and
sizes well for this medium sized apple. Ripens early in the
fall. Stores and keeps well. ZONE 4-8
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Sekai-Ichi Apple Sekai-Ichi originated in Japan and will produce huge fruit,
similar in color, appearance, and taste to the old original ROOTS
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Delicious apple, which is one of its parents. The fruit ripens in
mid-season and has high dessert quality. ZONE 5-8
Spartan Apple
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Spartan was always one of Grandpa's favorites. It is very
McIntosh-like looking and tasting, but is much firmer and ROOTS
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keeps better. It picks a couple weeks later in the early fall.
The fruit is medium to large, with a dark red mahogany color
and a metallic sheen like McIntosh. The flesh is pure white,
firm, aromatic, and finely flavored. It is a good dessert and
sauce apple. ZONE 4-8
ALL
Valentine Apple Valentine is an old Canadian prairie apple that is very hardy.
The fruit is greenish-yellow with a red flush. The flesh is ROOTS
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rather course but has an excellent taste and is good for fresh
eating or cooking. Ripens in the early mid-season. ZONE 2-8
AVAILABLE FALL 2012
ALL
Washington Strawberry is usually large fruited with waxy
Washington
Strawberry Apple yellow skin mottled and striped with red. The fruit is firm, ROOTS
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yellow fleshed and juicy with a nice sub-acid flavor. It ripens
early in the Fall season in September. The tree is hardy,
healthy and a reliable cropper. The apples will keep well into
December. It may be susceptible to fire blight. ZONE 3-6
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Worcester Pearmain is a medium to large sized apple with
Worcester
Pearmain Apple dark red skin stippled with white dots over a yellow ROOTS
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background color. The flesh is creamy white, subacid with
good eating quality. It ripens unevenly in early September
about 4 weeks before Red Delicious. The tree is productive.
ZONE 4-8
APPLE
Fall-Mid-season--- Listed alphabetically.
CODE
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Brown's Bitter- Brown's Apple was a favorite English cider apple that
Sharp Hard Cidre produces a clean crisp, bitter-sharp, tangy, fruity cider. The ROOTS
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apple is dark red and the flesh often has red stains. It ripens
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in October, but can be biennial. Scab tolerant and very hardy.
ZONE 4-7
Connell Red
Fireside Apple
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Connell Red is a red sport of Fireside. It has large, round,
solid red fruit with has a sweet, mild and aromatic flavor like ROOTS
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Fireside. It is great for eating and cooking. It stores well into
the spring maintaining its crisp juicy texture. It ripens in
October and is a heavy annual producer. Mid-season bloom.
ZONE 3-5
Cox Orange
Pippin Apple
ALL
The Brits think Cox's is the best! Cox's Orange Pippin is
considered by many to be one of the best dessert apples. It ROOTS
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produces medium sized, conical, somewhat dull looking fruit
with red stripes over a tough, smooth orangish skin.
However, the fruit is firm and tender with juicy, aromatic
yellow flesh. It has a distinctive taste. Excellent for all uses
including cider. An early and heavy bearer, it requires heavy
thinning as it blooms late and misses many of the frosts.
Reported to be self-fruitful. It ripens in mid-September to
October, and has a lower chilling hours requirement than
many apples, suitable for more southern, warm area growing.
ZONE 4-10
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APPLE
Fall-Mid-season--- Listed alphabetically.
CODE
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Domaines Bitter Domaines is an excellent hard cidre variety that will impart a
Hard Cidre Apple bitter flavor to the cidre blend. The tree is a vigorous and ROOTS
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strong limbed grower. It ripens in early October. It is
susceptible to scab and fire blight. ZONE 5-8
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Empire Apple Empire is a McIntosh/Jonathan type apple that has very high
(Original strain) dessert quality. It is also good for baking and is an excellent ROOTS
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cider apple. It is medium sized, with round red fruit that are
firm and shiny. The flesh is creamy white, crisp, juicy and
flavorful. It is a hardy annual producer and somewhat selffertile. Thin well for larger size. Ripens in mid-September.
ZONE 4-7
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Foxwhelp Bitter Foxwhelp is an English bitter sharp apple suitable for cidres.
The fruit is small, red, round and russeted. The fruit is juicy ROOTS
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and tart. Ripens in mid-late season, in mid-October and
Apple
stores well. A late bloomer requiring other late blooming
pollinators. ZONE 4-9 AVAILABLE FALL 12
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Freedom Apple As its name suggests, Freedom is another of the disease
resistant varieties. It is an attractive apple with bright red ROOTS
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stripes over a clear yellow background. It harvest in midseason along with Empire, Idared, Delicious and Jonagold. It
is excellent for fresh eating, sauce, cooking and juice. The
fruit is large. ZONE 5-8
Gano Apple
ALL
Gano is an old-time apple that ripens in late September. The
fruit is handsome, medium large with reddish-purple striping ROOTS
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over a light yellow-red flushed skin. The flesh is whitish, firm,
crisp and juicy, with a brisk sub-acid flavor. It stores well.
ZONE 5-8 AVAILABLE FALL 2012
Golden Russet
Apple
ALL
Golden Russet of widely considered to be one of the best
cider varieties because of its excellent flavored, sugary juice. ROOTS
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It also is good for drying, fresh eating and cooking. The
medium sized fruit has crisp, juicy, finely textured yellow flesh
and greenish yellow to bronzy russeted skin. It is an excellent
keeper that can last in proper storage will into the Spring. It is
ripens in October. ZONE 4-6
Grandpa's
Double Red
Idared Apple
Grimes Golden
Apple
ALL
Grandpa's Double Red Idared is a selected strain of regular
Idared that shows improved red color all around. Similar in all ROOTS
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other respects. ZONE 4-8
Haas Apple
ALL
Haas is an old-time variety with medium large, conical fruit
that is slightly ribbed. It has greenish-yellow skin with some ROOTS
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varied red striping. The white flesh is juicy and tender, and
sometimes has some red bleeding under the skin. It stores
well and ripens in October. ZONE 5-8 AVAILABLE FALL
2012
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Grimes Golden is an excellent, medium sized bright golden
yellow apple with fine, crisp, yellow flesh. It has an aromatic, ROOTS
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spicy flavor that is distinctive. It is good for all uses except for
baking. An excellent keeper into the winter. The trees are
moderately vigorous, precocious and consistent yearly bearer.
Considered self-fertile. Ripens mid-season in September thru
October. ZONE 5-8
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Harelson Apple Grandpa's Choice™ Red Harelson is a very hardy, heritage
variety that has stood the test of time. Our strain is a very ROOTS
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attractive red color that has less russetting and ripens earlier
than the original Haralson. The fruit is crisp and juicy and the
flesh white and firm. It has a mild, pleasant flavor. It is good
for all uses. It stores well into the winter. It is extremely hardy
and good for areas that have really cold winters. It harvests
late in September to early October in the north. ZONE 3-8
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APPLE
Hardy
Cumberland
Apple
Fall-Mid-season--- Listed alphabetically.
CODE
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Hardy Cumberland is a late season variety ripening in midOctober. The fruit is medium large with a good crisp, sub-acid ROOTS
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flavor. The flesh is white. It is a bright red blushed apple over
a greenish yellow background. The tree is a mid-season
bloomer. It is quite resistant to apple scab. ZONE 4-9
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Hawkeye Red Hawkeye is the original Red Delicious apple that
Delicious Apple revolutionized the apple world when discovered. The fruit is ROOTS
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large, conical, with smooth yellowish skin striped red. The
flesh is delicious and has a sweet distinct flavor that cannot
be matched by newer strains of Red Delicious. It is a unique
experience. ZONE 4-8
Hopa Edible
Ornamental Crab
Apple
Hubbardston
Apple
ALL
Hopa Crab apple is an edible crab that is also widely planted
as an ornamental. It produces one inch fruit that are bright ROOTS
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red. ZONE 4-7
Hyslop Edible
Crab Apple
ALL
Hyslop Crab apple is an edible crab that can also be planted
as an ornamental. The tree is vigorous and very hardy with a ROOTS
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bluish bloom. It produces one inch fruit that are deep crimson
red. The fruit is juicy upon ripening, but tends to become dry
and mealy if stored. Ripens later in the season in October.
Good for jelly, pickling, and cider blending. ZONE 3-7
Idagold Apple
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Idagold is a medium to large sized, oblong apple with a clear
yellow skin and faint reddish blush. The flesh is rich, cream ROOTS
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colored, somewhat course, but firm, juicy, sweet and
aromatic. Idagold ripens just ahead of Rome. It has good
keeping qualities and is an excellent dessert apple. The tree
is vigorous and spreading. ZONE 4-7
Idared AppleOriginal strain
ALL
Idared is an excellent apple that is quite like Jonathan in
flavor, but its flesh is crisp and white. It has a sweet-tart flavor ROOTS
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and is very juicy and flavorful. It has a pinkish red color with a
little striping. It can be used for all purposes and is commonly
used in the commercial pie industry. It stores well and is one
of the most dependable producers of large fruit. ZONE 4-8
ALL
Hubbardston was a famous and popular New England apple
that produces nice crops of large, excellently flavored apples. ROOTS
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The fruit is hard, crisp, fine-grained, and has a mild, sweet,
sprightly, rich flavor. The skin is mostly red, over a rich yellow
background. It is an excellent winter apple ripening later in
the season during October. ZONE 5-10
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Jonagold Apple- The original Jonagold is one of the finest eating and cooking
Original strain apples to ripen in the fall. The golden fruit is unusually large, ROOTS
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with juicy yellow-white flesh. The flavor is very similar to
Jonathan. It will keep for several months, but will tend to get
a "greasy" feeling skin when it gets overripe. Pick earlier if
you plan to store them for long periods, otherwise, eat them in
the fall and early winter when they are at their prime. The less
highly red color strains of Jonagold like this one tend to be
better flavored since they have less red skin pigment. ZONE 58
Kandil Sinap
Apple
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Kandil Sinap produces oblong, creamy yellow fruit with
smooth, porcelain like skin with a washed red blush. The ROOTS
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flesh is finely grained, crisp, juicy and has excellent flavor.
The tree is productive and a regular bearer, but has a
somewhat dwarfish aspect being tall and cylindrical. ZONE 69
APPLE
Fall-Mid-season--- Listed alphabetically.
CODE
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Kingston Black Kingston Black is one of the few English Cidre apples that can
Bitter-Sharp Hard be used for single-variety cidre. It has a good sugar content ROOTS
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with a bitter sharp flavor class. It has a distinctive flavor all its
Cidre Apple
own. The fruit is medium sized, round with a dark crimsonpurple color over a yellowish-orange background color. The
tree is vigorous, but is considered a more challenging variety
to grow, requiring careful pruning. It ripens from mid-Sept to
mid-Oct. ZONE 4-6
Kinsei Apple
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Kinsei is a Japanese selection that resembles Golden
Delicious, but with more russet and a sweeter flavor. The ROOTS
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apples are slightly aromatic and low acid with firm creamy,
white flesh. It is reported to store quite well. We are not sure
of the ripening or bloom time at this time. ZONE 5-8
Kogetsu Apple
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Kogetsu is a Japanese selection that ripens with Gala. The
red medium-large fruit has a creamy white flesh with a nice ROOTS
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sugar to acid balance. It has excellent flavor. It stores well,
but shows some dropping tendencies as it ripens. ZONE 5-8
Melrose Apple
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Melrose is a popular apple in Ohio where is originated, but will
grow well in all parts of the country where it is more humid ROOTS
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and rainy. It is an excellent dessert quality apple with great
keeping qualities. It resembles Jonathan in appearance, but
ripens later in the season before Red Rome time. Can be
used for all purposes. ZONE-5-8
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Michelin Bitter- Michelin is an old English cider variety that has been found to
Sweet Hard Cidre be great for cider blending. It has a bittersweet flavor. The ROOTS
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fruits are medium sized, round and yellowish. The tree is an
Apple
upright, somewhat spurry grower. It is a heavy, reliable
cropper that ripens in mid-late season, mid-October. It
blooms in mid-season. ZONE 5-8
Noels des
Champs BitterSweet Hard Cidre
Apple
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Noel des Champs is a hard cidre variety with a bittersweet
character. The tree is hardy, vigorous, precocious and ROOTS
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productive. It is a late bloomer and ripens in late mid-season,
September to October. It appears to be quite disease
tolerant. ZONE 4-8
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Northwest Greening is an old heritage variety that Grandpa
Northwest
Greening Apple grew up with. It was a popular old winter variety that could ROOTS
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sometimes produce exceptionally large apples almost 5"
across. The fruit is a pale green, that turns yellow when fully
mature. It has a waxy, smooth handsome finish. It is well
known as a good keeper into the winter. It is a good all
purpose sauce, cooking and pie apple with a mild, sub-acid
flavor, but isn't a great fresh eating apple. It ripens mid-late in
the fall. ZONE 3-7
Nova EasyGro
Apple
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Nova EasyGro resembles Cortland in looks and ripening
period. The fruit is only medium sized, round, with a stripy ROOTS
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blush over a pale greenish yellow background. The flesh is
creamy white, smooth, firm, crisp, moderately juicy with a subacid pleasant flavor. It keeps well and is an excellent choice
for the backyard orchard as it is scab resistant. Ripens in
early October. Blooms with McIntosh. ZONE 2-8
Old Nonpareil
Apple
ALL
Old Nonpareil is a good cider apple with excellent flavor. The
apple is small and oblate, with greenish-yellow skin and an ROOTS
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orangish blush. Often it has some streaky russetting. It
ripens late in the season in October. ZONE 4-8
V-13
APPLE
Pound Sweet
Apple
Fall-Mid-season--- Listed alphabetically.
CODE
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Pound Sweet is not to be confused with Pumpkin Sweet,
although it often shared common names. Pound Sweet is a ROOTS
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very large golden-amber apple with firm yellowish flesh. It has
a sweet unusual flavor and is fine for eating, but best when
baked. The fruit ripens in late mid-season--- September to
October. ZONE 4-7
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Red Delicious Grandpa's Choice™" Red Delicious is an all-time favorite with
Apple- Non-spur everyone and hardly needs a description. Red Delicious has ROOTS
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been a staple variety in the produce department for years.
type
Our regular Red Delicious is an older non-spur strain that
retains the crisp white flesh and great taste of Red Delicious.
The tree is vigorous and ripens in mid-season in the fall. Let it
hang to develop best flavor. ZONE 5-8
Red Delicious
Apple--- Spur
type
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Grandpa also offers Spur Red Delicious, which is a more
compact strain of our regular Red Delicious. It is better for ROOTS
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smaller spaces, being almost 2/3 the size of our non-spur
strain. Blooms and harvests the same times. Flavor and
quality is the same. ZONE 5-8
Red Empire
Apple
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Empire is one of the best eating apples you will find. Only
medium in size, it is a steady bearer on grower friendly trees. ROOTS
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The red fruit has a McIntosh-Jonathan like look. The flavor is
excellent with white flesh. The fruit can be used for all
purposes. ZONE 4-8
Red Jonagold
Apple
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Grandpa's Choice™ Red Jonagold is one of the finest eating
and cooking apples to ripen in the fall. The red fruit is ROOTS
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unusually large, with juicy yellow-white flesh. The flavor is
very similar to Jonathan. It will keep for several months, but
will tend to get a "greasy" feeling skin when it gets overripe.
Pick earlier if you plan to store them for long periods,
otherwise, eat them in the fall and early winter when they are
at their prime. ZONE 5-8
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Red Westfield Red Westfield Seek-No-Further is well suited for fresh eating
Seek-No-Further and drying. The dried apple has an intensified flavor over the ROOTS
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fresh one. The fruit is medium large with streaky red and
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russet over yellow. It is crispy, juicy and aromatic with a
distinctive flavor. It keeps fairly well. Ripens in later
September to October. The tree is hardy and vigorous. ZONE
3-9
Regent Apple
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Regent is a hardy, all purpose apple that resembles Red
Delicious somewhat in flavor and shape, but it stands by itself. ROOTS
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The medium sized fruit is bright red over a yellow skin. It has
a pleasing texture and flavor, and is superior to Harelson in
appearance and storage qualities. The tree is vigorous and
productive. Not quite as hardy as others from Minnesota. It
ripens in mid-October. ZONE 4-7
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Roxbury Russet Roxbury Russet is a grand old all purpose apple that makes
excellent cider also. The fruit is large, greenish and covered ROOTS
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with a light bronzy russet. The flesh is firm, tender and yellowwhite. It is very sugary and well known for its cider qualities
and its ability to keep into the Spring. Ripens in late
September to October. Quite hardy and vigorous, but with a
tendency to biennial bearing. ZONE 4-8
Smokehouse
Apple
V-14
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Smokehouse is a rather flattish, red-striped, yellow apple with
tender, firm, yellowish, very juicy flesh. It has a flavor like ROOTS
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fresh cider. It is very good for cooking, baking, and eating. It
is a long-term keeping lasting into March. The tree is
vigorous and productive. Ripens in September and is very
hardy. ZONE 3-8
APPLE
Fall-Mid-season--- Listed alphabetically.
CODE
SnowSweet™
Apple
ALL
Snowsweet™ is a new apple from Minnesota which ripens
several weeks after Honeycrisp™. Its most outstanding ROOTS
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feature is its flavor, which is described as sweet with a tart
balance and rich overtones, almost buttery. The tree is
extremely hardy and will grow well in cold climates. The fruit
is large, oblate, with a beautiful red-bronze blush over a
greenish yellow background. ZONE 4-8
Spigold Apple
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Farmers who grew Spigold loved the apple, but it never made
it commercially. Spigold is an exceptionally high quality with ROOTS
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firm, fine grained, crisp yellow flesh. It stores very well. It has
a flavor that combines Northern Spy and Golden Delicious
into a superior blend. It is good for fresh eating, cooking and
baking. The tree is a strong, hardy grower. It blooms late and
requires a pollinizer as it is a triploid. Ripens in October
about a week before Northern Spy. ZONE 3-10
Sweet Coppin
Sweet Cider
Apple
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Sweet Coppin is predominantly known for is good sweet cider
characteristics, but it can also be eaten fresh. The medium ROOTS
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large apples are yellow, but somewhat soft fleshed. They are
low in tannin and acid content. It makes a good full bodied
cider without blending other varieties. Ripens in mid-October
and appears tolerant of fire blight. ZONE 4-7
Tolman Sweet
Apple
ALL
Tolman Sweet has always been a highly prized apple for
baking, stewing and cider. The fruit is medium large, round, ROOTS
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with a pale yellow skin that make show some blushing and
russetting. Often there is a distinct suture line running from
top to bottom. The fruit is quite hard, firm, white fleshed and
rather fine. It has an excellent sweet flavor that makes good
cider. The tree is a reliable bearer and a late bloomer. It can
be somewhat biennial. Very hardy and healthy, but somewhat
susceptible to fire blight. ZONE 3-6
Tompkins
County King
Apple
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Tomkins County King is a very large apple that has proven
good for all uses from dessert, pies, sauce, cider and drying. ROOTS
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The fruit is smooth, yellow with an orangish red, and some
striping. The flesh is yellow, tender and course, but has a
rich, sub-acid balanced flavor. It is not a good storage apple,
showing water-core and greasiness overtime. The tree is
dwarfish, but precocious and somewhat vigorous. The variety
is a tri-ploid so requires cross pollinator with another normal
variety. ZONE 4-8 AVAILABLE FALL 2012
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Tremlett's Bitter Tremlett's Bitter is a classic, bitter-sweet hard cider variety.
The medium sized fruit is firm and the juice is bittersweet. ROOTS
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Great for blending. It blooms very early and requires another
Apple
early pollinator. Ripens over a two week period in October. It
is scab tolerant. ZONE 6-9
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Turley Winesap Turley Winesap is similar to Stayman Winesap, but ripens
about a week earlier. It does not crack like ordinary Stayman. ROOTS
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The fruit is large, firm, white fleshed, crisp and juicy. It is a
multi-purpose apple, but does not have as "winey" a flavor as
Stayman or regular Winesap. The tree is strong and
vigorous. ZONE 5-8
Twenty Ounce
Apple
ALL
Twenty Ounce used to be one of the premier cooking apples
for over a 100 years. It is also a high quality dessert apple. ROOTS
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The fruit is very large--- greenish with attractive broad red
stripes. The flesh is fairly firm and white. The tree is medium
sized but vigorous. It is an early and productive bearer. It
ripens unevenly through September and October.. ZONE 4-8
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APPLE
Fall-Mid-season--- Listed alphabetically.
CODE
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Wagener Apple Wagener is a medium to large size, distinctly knobby,
irregular five sided flat fruit. It has thin, glassy smooth skin ROOTS
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which is light yellow with pale red striping and mottling. The
flesh is tender, crisp, firm, fine grained and has a subacid
aromatic flavor that resembles Northern Spy. It is a great
sauce and cider variety. The tree is smallish, hardy, early and
prolific bearing. It keeps for long periods. Ripens in late
season, mid-late October. ZONE 4-9
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Yellow Bellflower Yellow Bellflower is a fine winter dessert apple. It is lemonyellow with white russety dots and a slight pink blush. The ROOTS
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fruit is usually large, elongated and sometimes lopsided. It
can bruise easily. The creamy flesh is crisp and firm with a
sweet, subacid flavor. It can be used for all purposes. When
picked early on the tart side it will keeps for several months
and mellow up. The tree is healthy and vigorous. Ripens in
October. ZONE 4-8
APPLE
Fall-Late season--- Listed alphabetically.
CODE
Ashmead's
Kernel Apple
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Ashmead's Kernel bears medium sized, greenish yellow fruits
often with a heavy brownish russet. It is usually a flattish, ROOTS
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round apple, but sometimes it can be conical. The yellowish
flesh is crisp, sweet, juicy and aromatic, but is somewhat tart
when harvested in late October. It reaches peak flavor in
early November. For flavor it is highly rated. It is a good cider
variety and the fruit will keep for several months. Very hardy
to about -40 degrees. The tree appears vigorous and early
bearing. ZONE 3-7
Baldwin Apple
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Baldwin is a large winter apple with bright red skin. The
yellow flesh is crispy, aromatic and juicy. It is an excellent all ROOTS
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purpose heirloom apple and keeps well. The tree is very
vigorous. It is a triploid variety so needs pollination from
regular varieties. Ripens mid-to late season. ZONE 4-7
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Black Twig Apple Black Twig has medium-large fruit that is red flushed over a
greenish-yellow skin. It is very firm with yellow flesh. It is ROOTS
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quite tart, but excellent for eating and cider. Reported
resistant to many apple diseases. Ripens in mid-late season.
ZONE 6-9 AVAILABLE FALL 2012
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Boskoop Apple Boskoop has been a well known and favorite old all purpose
apple in England for years. It has large, greenish-yellow fruit ROOTS
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with red blush. It is crisp and tangy and highly aromatic.
Great for dessert, cooking and baking. It keeps well and
mellows and sweetens in storage. It is late ripening in
November. Boskoop is a triploid variety and needs to be
pollinated with another non-triploid variety. ZONE 3-6
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Bramley's Sharp Bramley's Seedling is a large, flat, firm apple with greenishHard Cidre Apple yellow skin. It is great for baking and cooking as well as being ROOTS
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a good cider apple, with firm, juicy, sharply acidic flesh. It is
high in Vitamin C. It is scab and mildew resistant, blooms
late, but is a triploid, so must be pollinated by other late
blooming apples. It bears heavily, but can be biennial. It can
become greasy skinned in storage and is only a fair keeper.
Ripens in late October to November. ZONE 4-9
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Brown Snout Brown Snout is a strictly cider variety that produces a
bittersweet cider. The fruit is smallish with greenish-yellow ROOTS
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Hard Cidre Apple skin. It often has a patch of russet at the blossom end that
identifies it by its name. Susceptible to fire blight. Late
ripening in October to November. ZONE 5-8
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Brown Thorn Brown Thorn is a cider apple that produces a bitter-sweet
cidre. The trees is only moderately vigorous and is very ROOTS
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Hard Cidre Apple susceptible to fire blight. It ripens late in the season. It is a
late bloomer. ZONE 5-8
Cameo® Apple
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Grandpa's Choice™ Cameo® is a new variety that almost
everyone likes. It is a large, fairly attractive red-striped apple ROOTS
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with excellent, sweet-tart flavor and crisp, juicy flesh. It stores
well, even in the refrigerator. It picks quite late in the fall, so
don't rush to pick it before its time. ZONE 5-8
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Criterion Apple Criterion is a very attractive golden delicious type apple with a
reddish pink bluish. Good for all uses. The flesh is creamy, ROOTS
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with a mildly sweet aromatic flavor. The tree is large,
spreading and productive. The fruit is conical like a red
delicious. Ripens in late mid-season in mid-October in
Michigan. ZONE 5-8 AVAILABLE FALL 2012
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Enterprise Apple Enterprise is a excellent, red color, disease resistant variety,
with medium to large size and good keeping qualities. ROOTS
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Resembles an Idared or Red Spy in appearance. Flavor is
moderately acid when harvested, but mellows nicely after
storage. It harvests late in the fall season with Rome. ZONE
5-8
Esopus
Spitzenburg
Apple
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Esopus Spitzenburg is a connoisseurs delight with medium to
large, round, orangish red fruits. The skin is tough and has ROOTS
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russety dots and hard to see stripes. The flesh is juicy, crisp,
fine grained and yellow with a spicy, aromatic flavor which
improves with storage. It ripens unevenly from October
through November, but keeps well in storage through spring.
ZONE 4-10
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Grandpa's Golden Rezista® is an attractive yellow-green
Grandpa's
Golden Rezista® apple. It is a high quality dessert apple, with a very unique ROOTS
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lemony, spicy taste unlike any other. The fruit is finely
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textured and very juicy. The medium large size fruit will
change to yellow during storage, and it holds well. It harvests
in mid-season, a few days after Yellow Delicious and will hang
well on the tree. It is hardier than most yellow apples. Scab
resistant but susceptible to fire blight. ZONE 4-8
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Grandpa's Rome- Grandpa's Rome-like Rezista® is an attractive bright red and
like Rezista® yellow bi-colored apple. It is only medium in size. The fruit is ROOTS
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finely textured, juicy, and sweet tart with a slightly spicy taste.
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It stores and holds well on and off the tree. Harvest in early to
mid-October. It is reported to be hardy to Zone 4. Scab
resistant, but susceptible to fire blight. ZONE 4-8
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Keepsake Apple Keepsake may not be the prettiest apple to look at, but it is a
good one for the northern backyard because it is a heavy ROOTS
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cropper of medium sized red apples that keep thru to Spring.
When picked the fruit is hard and very crisp with a strong
aromatic flavor. It mellows with storage and becomes a fine
eating apple in January. Ripens late in the season in
October. ZONE 3-8
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King David Apple King David produces dark red fruit over a greenish
background color. The fruit is medium sized, firm, crisp, ROOTS
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spicy, juicy, yellow fleshed and is very flavorful. It is good for
all uses from cider to sauce, pies, and eating. It is a late
ripening variety but never seems to drop. Pick when fully red
colored. Resistant to fire blight. ZONE 5-8 AVAILABLE
FALL 2012
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Mutsu or Crispin Mutsu, or Crispin as it is called in New York and out East, was
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"Choice" variety. Mutsu is a very large, golden apple that
picks late in the season. It can produce prodigious amounts
of apples. The fruit is very similar to Golden Delicious in
flavor when it mellows after a few weeks of storage. ZONE 58
Northern Spy
Apple
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Northern Spy may be one of the world's ugliest fruits, but it
sure makes great pies! Northern Spy is a large, round, ROOTS
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somewhat flat apple with greenish-yellow fruit and some red
blushing and striping. The fruit is fine grained, very firm and
crisp, and somewhat yellow fleshed. The flavor is tart and
sub acid. It keeps for exceptional lengths and is a favorite for
pie making since it keeps its texture so well after baking. It is
very hardy, well adapted to cold climes, because of its late
bloom. Picks late in the fall. ZONE 4-8
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NovaSpy Apple Grandpa's Nature Friendly™ NovaSpy is a good scab
resistant alternative to Northern Spy, which it resembles. The ROOTS
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fruit is medium size with some stripy, dark red blush. The
flesh is creamy yellow, fine textured and very firm and crisp.
It is moderately juicy, slightly acidic and has very good flavor.
Excellent for fresh eating or pies, like Spy is. Ripens after
Red Delicious and before regular Northern Spy. It stores and
holds well. ZONE 5-8
Opalescent
Apple
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Opalescent is a large fruited apple with smooth skin that is
completely red, turning to carmine or purplish. The fruit is ROOTS
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firm, juicy, mildly subacid with yellow flesh. It t ripens in late
fall. The skin becomes greasy in storage. ZONE 5-7
AVAILABLE FALL 2012
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Prairie Spy Apple Prairie Spy is an attractive Northern Spy-type apple. It has
large fruit that are red over a yellow background. The fruit is ROOTS
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very crisp, juicy, and has an excellent flavor. It can be used
for most purposes. It stores well for several months and the
flavor improves with storage. The tree is very hardy, vigorous
, and productive. It bears earlier than Northern Spy. It is a
late bloomer, and suitable for frostier locations. An excellent
alternative to Northern Spy for the backyard! ZONE 3-9
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Querina® Apple Querina® is a new scab and mildew resistant late ripening
variety. The fruit is firm, juicy and tasty. It usually ripens into ROOTS
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a solid red color. It ripens 2-3 weeks after Golden Delicious in
mid-late October. The tree is vigorous and somewhat upright.
ZONE 5-8
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Red Rome Apple Grandpa's Choice (TM) Red Rome is an old time favorite for
cooking, baking, cider and drying. Rome is a medium to large ROOTS
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size apple, with all red skin, and very firm, hard, white flesh. It
ripens late in the season. Its fresh flavor is appreciated by
some, but Grandpa always swore that if he ate one right off
the tree, he would have to buy new dentures because they
were so hard. But, after mellowing and ripening, they have a
nice, sub-acid pleasant flavor. ZONE 4-8
Red Stayman
Apple
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Red Stayman is a real old time variety that is still very popular
in the south. It is a medium to large apple with a tart, rich, ROOTS
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wine-like flavor. The fruit is a dull red, and the skin is often
rather rough, not taking a real shine like most apples. It
ripens late in the season and is an excellent keeper. Most
people like it for baking and cider, but others like its unique
flavor as a dessert apple. ZONE 5-8
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Red Winesap
Apple
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Grandpa's Choice™ Red Winesap is an old-time favorite in
many places. It is a medium size, dark red apple that is great ROOTS
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for cooking and cider because of its aromatic fragrance and
rich, spicy flavor. Resistant to fire blight and ripens midOctober-early November. ZONE 5-8
Spijon Apple
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Spijon resembles Jonathan in flavor and quality, but ripens
later in the season with Northern Spy. It is a large, dark red, ROOTS
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blushed apple with firm, light yellow flesh. The fruit is
subacid, slightly tart, but with very good eating and processing
qualities. It will store for several months. The tree is
productive. ZONE 4-8
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WineCrisp™ is one of the newest disease resistant apples.
WineCrisp™
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has medium sized, deep red, non-glossy fruits that ripen a
couple weeks after Red Delicious in mid-October. The flesh
is crisp and has a good mix of sweet and tart. It will store for
a long period. The tree is moderately vigorous and semispreading. It is resistant to fire blight and mildew, but
somewhat susceptible to cedar apple rust. ZONE 4-9
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Winesap is a favorite apple in the South where it is well
Winesap
Heirloom Apple known for it long keeping characteristics. It is only a medium ROOTS
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sized dark red fruit. The flesh is very crisp, juicy, yellow with a
spicy, wine-like flavor and aroma. It can be used for many
purposes including cider. It is a heavy producer. It ripens in
October. Requires a pollinator and should not be relied on to
pollinate other varieties. It shows some resistance to fire
blight and cedar apple rust. ZONE 5-10
Winter Banana
Apple
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Winter Banana is one of the most beautiful apples in
appearance. It is a large apple with strikingly beautiful pale ROOTS
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yellow, waxy skin usually blushed with a delicate rosy pink.
Flesh is moderately firm, slightly coarse, crisp, tangy and
juicy. It's distinctive, aromatic flavor, similar to a banana, is a
favorite for cider and fresh eating. Ripens during October and
November. ZONE 5-8
York Apple
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York is a popular eating, cooking and processing apple in the
Northeast. Grandpa's strain is highly colored and quite spurry ROOTS
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and more compact than ordinary York. ZONE 4-7
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Arkansas Black Arkansas Black is a old-time heritage variety that has been a
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with Granny Smith and Braeburn. When mature it has very
dark, almost black skin. The fruit has a distinctive tart flavor
and can be used for many purposes. ZONE 6-8
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Ben Davis Apple Ben Davis was one of the most widely grown apples after the
Civil War. It is a large red-striped fruit with hard, course, white ROOTS
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flesh. It is known as an exceptional keeper, reportedly lasting
into June and July. It ripens late and is a good pollinator for
other apples. Hardy to Zone 3. It has some disease
resistance. ZONE 3-7 AVAILABLE FALL 2012
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Braeburn Apple Braeburn is one of the most popular apples in the produce
section. It is a large, conical, very dense fleshed red apple ROOTS
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with a nice sweet, but tart flavor. Reminiscent of Jonathan in
some ways. Very crisp and juicy. It is one of the latest
picking apples in the fall. Wait as long as possible for the
best quality--- wait for its background color to change from
green to yellow. ZONE 5-8
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Caville Blanc
Apple
Very Late Fall season--- Listed alphabetically.
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Caville Blanc was a favorite apple of Thomas Jefferson and
France's Louis XIII. It an excellent sauce, cooking and ROOTS
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dessert apple with tender, sweet-spicy, yellowish-white flesh
with a flavorful, banana-like aroma. It is reported to have
more Vitamin C than an orange. The fruit is only mediumlarge sized with pale red dots on its greenish-white skin. It is
an excellent keeper. It is resistant to scab, but not to cedar
apple rust. Late ripening around November. ZONE 5-9
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GoldRush Apple GoldRush is a very fine, high quality disease resistant golden
apple with a pretty blush. It is one of the latest harvesting ROOTS
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apples, so may not ripen properly in many northern areas.
However, letting it hang as long as possible and storing for a
while before eating will allow it to mellow. It is very firm, crisp
and juicy. Tart at harvest it will develop a very rich, well
balanced flavor after a few weeks of storage. It stores very
well. ZONE 5-8
Granny Smith
Apple
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Grandpa's Choice™ Granny Smith is another of the most
popular varieties that almost needs no description. Go into ROOTS
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any produce department and Grannies will be right next to
Red and Golden Delicious. The popularity of Granny is that it
is a brilliant green, very crisp, very tart apple. It can be used
for many purposes. Granny Smith is one of the latest ripening
varieties, so "let it hang" until the first snow flurries in early
November for the best flavor. Ripens better in longer growing
seasons. In many cooler climates, it will get a little red blush
rather than stay totally bright green. ZONE 5-8
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Lady Decorative Lady Apple is a very unique apple. The fruit looks miniature
Hard Cidre Apple with a glossy red cheek on a creamy yellow smooth skin. It ROOTS
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has crisp, juicy, highly aromatic flesh that should not be
peeled as much of the fragrance is in the skin. It is an
excellent cider variety also. It keeps well through May,
ripening late in November. It is often used in decorations as
the fruit looks just like a miniature, waxed apple! ZONE 4-9
Newtown or
Yellow Pippin
Apple
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Newtown or Yellow Pippin is not the most beautiful apple in
the world, but has a rich, juicy flavor with a piney tartness. It ROOTS
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is medium to large and has excellent dessert quality. The fruit
is green, breaking to light yellow when ripe. It ripens late in
the season, just ahead of Granny Smith. ZONE 5-8
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Red Fuji Apple- Grandpa's Choice™ Red Fuji apple is our selection of the
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produce store. It ripens late in the fall season, with Braeburn
and Granny Smith. It can be very successfully grown in most
Zone 5 areas, but will not mature to its full sweetness usually.
Flavor though is excellent. ZONE 6-8
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