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Apple Varieties

We offer 12 crispy, crunchy apple varieties, ripening from early to late season, sweet to tart.
They include (in order of ripening):

Variety
Harvest Dates
Fruit Characteristics
Uses
Storage Life
State Fair Mid August Medium size, striped red. Crisp, juicy, moderately tart. Fresh eating, cooking August -
early-September
Zestar!™ Late August to Early September Medium to large, red stripe or blush. Well-balanced flavor. Flesh is light, crisp, and juicy. Outstanding well-balanced flavor. Fresh eating, cooking August - mid-October
Paulared Late August to Early September Medium size. Firm, juicy, sweet to tart. Fresh eating, cooking. August - September
Red Baron Mid September Medium size, red-yellow. Juicy, sweet, mild-flavored. Fresh eating. September - October
Honeycrisp™ Late September Medium to large size, red with dappled yellow background. Extremely crisp and juicy--explosively crisp! Well-balanced flavor. Flesh is slow to turn brown when cut. Fresh eating, cooking, salad. September - April
Cortland Late September to Early October Medium size. Sweet to tart, aromatic flavor. Flesh is slow to turn brown when cut. Fresh eating, cooking, salad. September - November
Haralson/
Haralred
Late September to Early October Medium size, striped red. Firm texture, tart flavor. 'Haralred' is a redder form of 'Haralson'. Fresh eating, cooking. October - February
Fireside/
Connell Red
Mid October Large. Low-acid, sweet flavor. 'Connell Red' is a redder form of 'Fireside'. Fresh eating, salad, baking. October - February
Keepsake Mid October Small to medium size with irregular shape. Red with scattered dots. Flesh is very hard and crisp. Sweet, unusual flavor. Fresh eating,
cooking (after storage).
October - April

Apple Varities

For information selecting, storing and using apple varieties, please visit the University of Minnesota Extension Service.