Christ Orchard

Apple Varieties

applesIf you want a certain variety, it is best to call ahead to check the availability of the desired variety. The listing below is an approximate guideline of when the apples are ready. Please give us a call at 309-446-3324 before the designated harvest time so that we can let you know the best time to come. Also, this is only a partial listing of the apple varieties we grow. Please contact us to see what other varieties are available.

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Apple Varieties Description Harvest Eating Baking Sauce Storage
Early Crisp similar to Jonathon mid August good good good fair
Ginger Gold sweet/tart mid August good good good fair
Zestar! simliar to Honeycrisp mid August excellent good fair good
Blondee sweet, crunchy mid August excellent good fair good
Gala sweet, crunchy late August excellent good fair good
Golden Supreme sweet/tart early September excellent excellent excellent fair
Honeycrisp juicy, sweet w/ a tang early September excellent good good good
Jonathon mostly tart, firm September excellent excellent excellent fair
Cortland sweet-tart, soft, white flesh mid September good good excellent fair
MacIntosh sweet/tart, soft mid September good good excellent fair
September Wonder very sweet, early Fuji mid September excellent good fair excellent
Liberty tart, crunchy mid September excellent excellent fair excellent
Empire crisp, tangy mid September excellent excellent excellent good
Red Delicious sweet, good in salads mid September excellent fair poor fair
Yellow Delicious sweet October excellent excellent excellent good
Jonagold sweet/tart, all purpose October excellent excellent excellent good
Chieftan sweet , crunchy mid October excellent good fair good
Cameo mostly sweet, crunchy mid October excellent excellent fair excellent
Mutsu sweet, large mid October excellent excellent excellent good
Pinova sweet w/ tang, firm mid October excellent excellent good good
Blushing Gold tart, crunchy mid October excellent excellent good good
Melrose sweet/tart, firm mid October excellent excellent excellent good
Suncrisp tangy, crunchy mid October excellent excellent good good
Braeburn tart, crunchy mid October excellent good fair good
Fuji very sweet, crunchy late October excellent good good excellent
CandyCrisp very sweet, crunchy late October excellent good good excellent
Granny Smith very tart, hard late October good excellent good excellent
Winesap tart, hard late October good excellent good excellent
Red Rome midly tart, firm late October good excellent excellent fair
Firmgold sweet, crunchy late October excellent good good good
Arkansas Black similar to Winesap early November good excellent good excellent
Gold Rush tart, sweetens w/ storage early November excellent good good excellent
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