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Carlson's Orchard Apple Varieties

 

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Zestar!™

Light, crisp, and juicy. Outstanding well-balanced flavor.
Harvest: Early September - Mid August
Uses: Fresh Eating, Cooking
Storage Life: 5 Weeks

 

Paula Red

Medium size. Firm, juicy, sweet to tart.
Harvest: Late August - Early September
Uses: Fresh Eating, Cooking
Storage Life: 2 Months

 

Red Baron

Medium size, red-yellow. Juicy, sweet, mild-flavored.
Harvest: Mid September
Uses: Fresh Eating, Cooking, Pies
Storage Life: 2 Months

 

Honeycrisp™

Medium to large size, explosively crisp and juicy!
Harvest: Late September
Uses: Fresh Eating, Cooking
Storage Life: 6 Months

 

Cortland

Exceptionally juicy with a sweet-tart flavor.
Harvest: Late September - Early October
Uses: Fresh Eating, Cooking, Pies, Freezing
Storage Life: 3 Months

 

Haralson

Medium size, striped red, firm texture, tart flavor.
Harvest: Late September - Early October
Uses: Fresh Eating, Cooking, Pies, Freezing
Storage Life: 5 Months

 

Haral Red

Haral red is a redder form of Haralson
Harvest: Late September - Early October
Uses: Fresh Eating, Cooking, Pies, Freezing
Storage Life: 5 Months

 

Fireside

Large, low-acid, sweet flavor.
Harvest: Mid October
Uses: Fresh Eating
Storage Life: 5 Months

 

Connell Red

Connell Red is a redder form of Fireside
Harvest: Mid October
Uses: Fresh Eating, Cooking
Storage Life: 5 Months

 

Keepsake

Crisp, sweet, unusual flavor.
Harvest: Mid October
Uses: Fresh Eating, Pies
Storage Life: 7 Months

 

Storing Apples

  1. Apples ripen ten times faster at room temperature. The key to storing apples is cold temperate, humidity and ventilation.
  2. Ideal storage temperate is 31-33° Fahrenheit.
  3. Apples lose some moisture over time while in storage. Store apples in a poly bag with a dampened cloth or paper towel to retain moisture.
  4. Ventilation is important when storing apples at warmer temperatures. Ventilations allows the ethylene gas produced by apples to escape.

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