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Our Varieties

From late August through the middle of October, we harvest 28 varieties of apples.
Popular heirlooms to newly developed cultivators, there is something for everyone.

**First Picking dates are based on the 2021 harvest and are subject to change**


Early Season

ZESTAR! — A well balanced sweet-tart flavor with a hint of brown sugar and Zesty overtones. It is extremely juicy and has a light crispness
Approximate First Picking: August 20th**
Storage: Up to 2 months in cold storage

FirstKiss — Slightly tart, aromatic, and similar levels of crispness and juiciness as a Honeycrisp. A new apple on the rise that is a descendant of Honeycrisp.
Approximate First Picking: August 13th**
Storage: Up to 5 months in cold storage

Sweetango — A blast of sweetness with hints of fall spices and another apple crossed with Honeycrisp. The balanced acidity gives this apple a complex flavor that is unlike any other apple.
Approximate First Picking: August 20th**
Storage: 3-4 weeks in cold storage

Premier Honeycrisp — This Honeycrisp “sport” ripens 2-3 weeks before the traditional Honeycrisp so you can get an early taste of Minnesota’s state apple.
Approximate First Picking: August 30th**
Storage: Up to 6 months in cold storage

Riverbelle— Sweet, juicy, and outstanding crispness
Approximate First Picking: August 16th**
Storage: 3-4 weeks in cold storage

Paula Red — Tart, juicy, with a crisp white flesh. A Mcintosh sport great for baking.
Approximate First Picking: August 16th**
Storage: 3-4 weeks in cold storage

Dandee Red — Pleasantly tart, crisp, with a creamy white flesh. Another McIntosh sport great for baking.
Approximate First Picking: August 16th**
Storage: Up to 3 months in cold storage

Mid-Season

Honeycrisp — A well balanced Sweet-tart taste that is exceptionally crisp and juicy. Minnesota’s claim to fame!
Approximate First Picking: September 6th**
Storage: Up to 6 months in cold storage

Jonamac — Balanced sweet and tart with a white and juicy flesh. The taste is more comparable to a Mcintosh than a Jonathon. Good for pies!
Approximate First Picking: September 21st**
Storage: Up to 4 months in cold storage

Honeygold — Extremely sweet with a crisp white flesh. A great substitute for Golden Delicious.
Approximate First Picking: September 21st**
Storage: 2-3 months cold storage

Macoun — Balanced sweet and tart with floral undertones and a firm white flesh.
Approximate First Picking: September 7th**

McIntosh — Primarily sweet and tart with hints of apple cider flavor. A classic baking apple
Approximate First Picking: September 10th**

Crimson Crisp — A sweet-tart blend with spicy undertones. It is extremely crisp, firm, and crunchy.
Approximate First Picking: September 26th**
Storage: Up to 4 months in cold storage

Prima — Mildly tart, crisp, and juicy. Has a thick skin and is good for baking.
Approximate First Picking: September 30th**
Storage: Up to 1 month in cold storage

Firestorm — Another Honeycrisp sport with improved red color, but maintains the same flavor and texture as a traditional Honeycrisp
Approximate First Picking: September 17th**
Storage: Up to 6 months in cold storage

Sweet 16 — Extremely sweet, very crisp, and juicy. It has been described as having notes of licorice and cherry lifesavers.
Approximate First Picking: September 6th**
Storage: 5 to 8 weeks in cold storage

Sansa — Moderately sweet with a hint of acidity. The skin is smooth, and the cream-colored flesh is crisp.
Approximate First Picking: September 17th**

Estivale — Slightly more acidic than a Golden Delicious with notes of Strawberry and Pear. Its flesh is cream white, and it maintains a noticeable crispness.
Approximate First Picking: September 2nd**

Late Season

Ruby Jon — Same sweet-tart flavor and firm texture as a Jonathon with a Ruby-red color
Approximate First Picking: September 27th**

Pixie Crunch — A balanced sweetness combined with dynamic floral and spicy notes. It has the firmness and crunchiness of a Honeycrisp hence the word “crunch” in its name.
Approximate First Picking: September 28th**

Gala  Predominantly sweet, crisp, juicy with a dull white flesh. Small size for kids and snackers!
Approximate First Picking: September 28th**

Pazzaz — Exceptionally sweet and subtly tart with a strong crunch. A descendant of Honeycrisp.
Approximate First Picking: September 30th**
Storage: 4 to 6 weeks in cold storage

Fuji — One of the sweetest apples around! Good for fresh eating and juicing.
Approximate First Picking: September 30th**

Fireside  Very sweet, exceptionally crisp, and juicy. One of the first apples introduced by the UofM breeding program!
Approximate Picking: September 30th

Haralson — A complex tart flavor, extremely firm, and medium skin toughness. One of our most popular pie apples.
Approximate First Picking: October 1st**
Storage: 4 to 5 months in cold storage

Regent — A well balanced sweet flavor with a consistent firm texture. Good for fresh eating and holds its shape when baked.
Approximate picking: October 1st
Storage: 4 to 5 months in cold storage

Sweet Sonya — Intensely sweet with floral notes and a crisp texture. Crossed with a Gala but slightly sweeter.
Approximate picking: October 6th
Storage: Up to 3 months in cold storage

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