Popular Apple Varieties
Ripening times will vary with location within Maine and from year to year and can largely depend on personal preference for stage of ripeness. The picking dates listed are generally when each variety is ripe. For those of you who prefer a "green" or under ripe apple, try a picking date one or two weeks earlier.
Great multipurpose apple. Picking dates: late September to mid October.
From a cross of McIntosh and Delicious. Mildly tart-sweet. Excellent for snacks and cooking. Ripens in October.
Bred from Schohare Spy and Empire in New York. Great for eating and in pies. Ripens in mid October.
Originated in Minnesota in 1961. Very crisp and juicy. Picking dates: mid September to early October
From New Zealand from a cross of Golden Delcious and Kidd's Orange Red. Great for snacking. Ripens in mid September.
Found as a chance seedling in Virginia. Great for eating fresh. Ripens in late August.
Originated in New Jersey from a cross between July Red and an unnamed apple selection. Tart Flavor. Ripens in mid August.
From a cross of Jonathan and Golden Delicious in 1943. Great for eating fresh. Ripens in mid October.
Slightly tart; a very aromatic apple. Picking dates: mid September to mid October
Highly regarded in northeast for flavor. Excellent for snacks. Picking dates: early to late October
Originated in NY around 1800 of unkown parentage. Tart flavor. Great for eating fresh or in pies. Ripens in late October.
Originated as a chance seedling in Michigan. Tart flavor, good for eating fresh. Ripens in late August.
Additional Apple Varieties
Apple Variety Descriptions