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Keep up to date with our harvest dates, apple varieties we grow and sell, & more! 

 

2013 Apple Crop

Apple

Approx Harvest Time

Description

Lodi

Mid-Late July

They are green, turning pale yellow when ripe, and tart.  They make great applesauce, apple butter and a decent early apple pie (they cook down more than the best fall pie apples).  They don't store well so, get them while they are fresh off the tree.

Pristine

Early-Mid August

This delicious sweet-tart apple has gorgeous yellow skin with a moderate blush. The fresh tasting, juicy flesh has an excellent crisp texture.

Zestar

Early-Mid August

Maturing into a bright red fruit with some greenish yellow coloring. Medium sized, the Zestar has a crisp white grainy flesh that provides a slightly tart but sweet and tangy tasting fruit. This sweet, spicy flavor of this apples makes it excellent for snacking, as well as for baking pies, bars, & sauces.

Ginger Gold

Mid-Late August

This sweet-spicy apple has a succulent texture and rich taste. A cross between the Golden Delicious and Albermarle Pippin, this early-season variety is best served fresh. Its mildly tart flavor definitely gets the Michigan autumn apple harvest off to an exciting start. 

Paula Red

Late August

Don’t miss this late summer apple! Available only into October. Pleasingly tart flavor and good aroma. Great in back-to-school lunches, or early season baking. Discovered in Sparta, Michigan!

Gala

Early-Mid September

Talk about a great apple: Crisp snappy bite over a mellow sweetness. Michigan’s 3rd most popular apple for fresh eating or cooking. Looks great, smells sweet, eats like a dream!

McIntosh

Mid September

Classic large, round apple for eating out of hand! Ultra-juicy white flesh, lightly tart flavor and excellent fresh apple aroma. A perky addition to salads. Excellent in applesauce and cider. Also used in pies.

Honey Crisp

Mid September

This apple is hot! And mighty crisp. Combines unusual color and excellent sweet flavor with a great bite. Use it for fresh eating, fresh-cut slices or cut up in salads.

Cortland

Mid-Late September

A hint of tartness makes this a great baking variety, used frequently in desserts. A descendent of the McIntosh, this variety is a bit sweeter than its ancestor. Known for its white flesh and excellent flavor.

      Mutsu

   Mid-Late September

    Medium to large in size with a slightly oblong shape the skin of the Mustu apple is smooth and bright green to yellow in color. Its firm white flesh is crisp and juicy with a sweet-tart flavor that has      subtle hints of spice.

Jonagold

Mid-Late September

Make sure you try this one! Superbly crisp and juicy with shades of tart and sweet in each apple. Usually large and aromatic. Highly ranked by apple connoisseurs. Popular in Europe, but better from Michigan’s cooler climate.

Empire

Mid-Late September

An excellent lunchbox apple or crunch snack! Sweet and tart at the same time. Use for fresh-cut slices, candy and caramel apples. Also used in baking. Texture remains very firm, a good storing apple.

Golden Delicious

Early October

A gingery-smooth, sweet taste treat lies under a thin skin. The most popular yellow apple, may be eaten fresh or cut up in salads. Professional’s choice for applesauce or cider, baking pies and other desserts.

Red Delicious

Early October

America’s most popular apple, known for the "five little bumps" on the bottom. Best for fresh eating and snacks. Full-flavored sweet taste, yellowish flesh and crisp texture. Discovered over 100 years ago in Iowa.

Ida Red

Early-Mid October

Suits your every use! Eat fresh or for cooking. Taste is both tangy and tart. Flesh is white, crisp and juicy. Favored for sauces, pies and desserts. Texture holds up well when baked.

Northern Spy

Mid October

Intriguing name, yet this apple is a professional baker’s dream! An antique apple still popular because of tart, acidic properties that cook up well in applesauce, pie and other dishes. A hard apple that ripens late and stores well.

Braeburn

Late October

Has a robust, spicy-sweet taste. A firm & crisp apple that is excellent for pies, sauces, baking, freezing, & snacking.

Fuji

Late October

New to Michigan’s apple line-up, Fuji is Japan’s favorite apple for good reason! Fantastic sweet and tart flavor, with a low acid content. An incredibly good keeper, Fuji stays crisp for weeks!

Pink Lady

Early November

Tart & crisp variety that is excellent for fresh eating, salads, pies & sauce; good for baking & freezing.

 

**Please stop in or call 616.361.5567 to see what varieties we currently have available.
    Harvest dates & quantities change often. 


Homemade Caramel Apples

Caramel Apple Ingredients:
Corn syrup, sugar, nonfat milk, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (soybean & cottonseed), butter (cream, salt), salt, natural and artificial flavor, mono and diglycerides, soy lecithin as an emulsifier and xanthan gum, evaporated milk.