Carlson's Orchard Fresh

 

Carlson's Orchard Apple Varieties

Apple Varieties

 

  • Zestar!™

    Medium to large, red stripe or blush. Well-balanced flavor. Flesh is 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, extremely crisp and juicy--explosively crisp!

    Harvest: Late September

    Uses: Fresh Eating, Cooking

    Storage Life: 6 Months

     

  • Cortland

    Medium to large size, extremely crisp and juicy--explosively crisp!

    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

    ‘Haralred’ 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

    Small to medium size, very hard and 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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