Granny Smith is our tartest apple, which makes it great for all those pies and baking we all like to do! Plus eating a tart apple with caramel is delicious! Granny Smith are also a great keeper for storage too.
Red Delicious apples off the tree are a different apple all together when picked straight from the tree. No mushiness in sight! Come see what you think. Red Delicious is strictly an eating apple or salads. Not for baking or applesauce.
Are you wondering, "What about Fuji!?" Well, they are stubbornly taking their time to ripen. I had guess they would be ready about now but we will have to wait longer. My best estimate now is early October. They are SO nice this year. Last year they really struggled with russeting and were not too pretty but this year, they really couldn't get any more beautiful. They will be worth the wait to get them sweeter!
Other Varieties Update:
Jonagold: Still plenty out there, just plan to walk at least halfway down. Very large this year. Wow! We have 9 rows of these!
Melrose: Lots left and still super crunchy. Beautiful apple.
Golden Delicious: You will have no trouble finding these. Sweet and crunchy.
Ruby Jon: Still 1/3 of the row left. Not as crunchy for eating now but have a great flavor and my favorite for applesauce.
Jonathon: 6 loaded trees of these in the older section of the orchard. Well-known as one of the favorite baking apples. Ask and we can take you to these!
Gala, Honeycrisp, Smoothies and Ruby Mac are done.
Still to Come:
Rome, Braeburn, Fuji, Gold Rush and Cripps Pink (aka Pink Lady).