Our own orchard-fresh apples are available two ways:
For those of you who love to pick-your-own apples we have a section of our orchard just for you. You will purchase a bag and have a great time selecting just the right apples to fill it from the pick-your-own orchard. The price is comparable to prepicked apples.
Or if you prefer, our spacious Apple Market features our fresh-picked apples from early August until early November. In the market you may sample the current week's varieties, bag-your-own or pick up pre-filled bag. There are always good buys available for those of you who like to bake, can or freeze.
MINNESOTA GROWN THE BEST OF ALL!
APPLE VARIETIES THAT WE GROW
These are approximate dates - not always available at the time listed since it all depends on the weather. Download PDF version
Average Harvest Dates
|Norland||August 10-15||Greenish yellow stripped with red. Moderately acid but pleasant||Fresh eating and cooking.||Several Weeks|
|Dolgo Crab||August 15-25||
Crimson crabapple,tart, complex flavor.
|Excellent for jelly .||3-4 weeks|
|Vista Bell||August 17-25||White fleshed fruit||Very good eating and cooking||3-4 weeks|
|Dutchess||Aug. 9-15||tart, tender, juicy||Good for pie and sauce||Several weeks|
|Whitney Crab||August 20||Large sweet Crab||Good for eating and pickling||3-4 weeks|
|William's Pride||August 25-30||Dark red on a green-yellow background. Very crisp and juicy.||Fresh eating.||6-8 weeks.|
Red/Purple on greenish yellow backgound. White fleshed.
Good early baking apple.Sauce. Fresh eating
|State Fair||Aug. 18-24||Medium red, striped, crisp, juicy, somewhat tart||Fresh eating and cooking||Several weeks|
|Zestar!||August 28||Crisp and Juicy||Excellent eating||6-8 weeks|
|Paulared||Aug. 25-Sept.1||Red, crisp, juicy||Good for eating, pie, sauce||1 month|
|Beacon||Aug. 25-30||Sweet, aromatic flavor.||Fresh eating, cooking and cider||Several weeks|
|Wealthy||Sept 5 -10||Red skin, sometimes striped. White tender very juicy sweet.||Pies, fresh eating, cooking||4weeks|
|Ginger Gold||Early September||Crisp, juicy and tangy. Smooth green-yellow skin.||Fresh eating, pies, salads (Waldorf), freezing, cooking.||4 weeks|
|Chestnut Crab||Sept. 3-11||Large crab with super great flavor||Eating||4 Weeks|
|Wealthy||Sept. 8-16||Red with a white flesh. Juicy sweet subacid flavor||Cooking, pies and fresh eating||1 month|
|Red Baron||Sep 10th||Good Eating!||Eating, Pie, Cider||4 Weeks|
|MN 1914 / Sweet Tango / Minneistra||Sep 10-25||
Red, "sheep nose" shaped with distinct white lenticles
Insanely crisp, mega juicey, complex sweet tart flavors!
|Excellent Eating Apple||5 Weeks|
|Sweet Sixteen||Sept. 19-27||Large, crisp, sweet||Eating, sauce and pie||4 weeks|
|Honeycrisp||Sept. 15-28||A Favorite! Red with a yellow background. A mouth full of flavor.||Fresh eating! Cooking and pies.||5 to 6 Months|
|Cortland||Sept. 25-Oct. 3||Sweet/tart. Very white flesh which holds color well||All purpose. Great for salads!||2 months|
|Macoun||September 20-30||Dark Red, medium size, richly flavored, aromatic,excellent fresh eating quality.||Cooking, Fresh eating, cider, pie.||Keeps well|
|Northwest Greening||Late September||Large, Green||Cooking||4 weeks|
|Frosbite||Late September||Medium sized Red striped||
Fresh eating "Pineappley" sweet/tart flavor
|Prairie Spy||Sept. 27-Oct. 5||Large, mild flavor, holds shape when cooked||All purpose||2 months|
|Haralson||Sept. 30-Oct. 8||A Minnesota favorite! - crisp, tart||Good all purpose apple||4 months|
|Honeygold||Early October||Yellow sweet flavor||Fresh eating and cooking||3 months|
|Liberty||October 5-10||Red, School box size. Great sweet/tart balence||Cooking, fresh eating.||6 weeks|
|Regent||Oct. 10-17||Crisp, juicy, sweet, good keeper||All purpose||3-4 months|
|Snow Sweet||Oct 12-18||
Medium Sized Round red. An "improved" Connel Red
Great fresh eating, cooking and sauce. Snow White Flesh
|Connell Red||Oct 12-18||Connell Red is a color sport of Fireside||Great fresh eating, cooking and sauce||Several months|
|Fireside||Oct 12-18||Large Red Striped on yellow background||Great fresh eating, cooking and sauce||Several months|
|Keepsake||Oct. 13-19||Firm and crisp||Fresh eating||3-4 months|