& Vineyard

Ditmars Orchard

APPLE VARIETIES

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Apple varieties are listed by their general order of harvest although there is a large amount of overlap.

Lodi: Very Early season apple. The juiciness and tart flavor of the Lodi apples are best suited for making applesauce

Redfree: medium size summer dessert quality apple. Juicy, fairly crisp with mildly sub acid taste. Good for fresh eating, cooking and cider. 

Williams Pride:
 medium size, summer dessert quality apple. Dark purple coloring over a pale yellow background.  Good for fresh eating, sauce and cider.

Gala: very sweet, late summer-early fall apple. Pinkish red color is distinctive. Good for eating and an excellent addition to pies and crisps to add sweetness.

Ginger Gold-It has a crisp, cream-colored flesh with a sweet, mildly tart taste. The sweet apple also has a sharp flavor that provides a slight spiciness. Ginger Gold apples keep their shape when cooked, so they are great for tarts or pie apples. Make an early season apple sauce with a sweet and somewhat spicy flavor.

Golden Delicious- pale green to golden yellow in color, The flavor of these firm, crisp, white-fleshed apples vary:  has a sweet-tart flavor that can be enjoyed fresh, but can be a baking apple.

Jonamac- Best of BOTH apples, Medium size, firm fruit with 90% dark red color over greenish background. Flesh firm, crisp, high quality with flavor similar to McIntosh.

Jonathan: tart, dark red apple, prized in the Midwest for its flavor and use in baking and cooking. Also good for cider

Honey Crisp: explosive crispness and taste. Considered by many to be the best of the eating apples. Color varies as does appearance.
AVAILABLE IN STORE ONLY-
No U-Pick  

Liberty: a red eating apple similar to the McIntosh but better for cooking. Good also for sauce and cider.

McIntosh: red eating apple, slightly tart, excellent for sauce and cider. #1 apple in the northeast United States.

Empire: a McIntosh-red delicious cross which takes the best qualities of both. Highly prized in the northeast. Dark red with a creamy flesh. Eating, cooking and cider.

Early Fuji: Crisp, good keeping, sweet-tart apple, considered by many to be one of the best eating apples.

Red Delicious: discovered in Iowa, this dark red shiny apple has set the standard for years in terms of an eating apple. Not for use for other purposes.

Pinova: beautiful apple, yellow with pink blush. Duchess of Oldenburg and Cox Orange Pippin cross. Great taste!

Jonagold: Jonathan-golden delicious cross. Slightly tart with crisp taste. Great flavor, good in storage.

Chieftain: Jonathan, red delicious cross developed in Iowa. Best qualities from both varieties. Iowa’s true apple.

Enterprise: large glossy red apple. Very crisp, excellent for eating

Mutzu: a Japanese golden prized for its excellent flavor. Appearance varies but always crisp.

Granny Smith: the ultimate tart apple. Green and crisp. An excellent keeper. Great for eating and baking.

2017 
Apple Pricing

$2.00 per pound (U-Pick and In-Store)

#40- Bushels: $55.00

#20 -1/2 Bushels: $ 30.00