Harvest & Use Chart

We can’t give exact dates when a harvest will occur – apples will ripen based on timing of the Spring blossom, rainfall, and temperature during the summer.    The chart below provides approximate timing for each variety.  Varieties in red are in the market now.  Those in grey are sold out for the season.

green apple – Recommended      yellow apple – Fair

Variety Ripens Eating Cooking Baking More Tart More Sweet
Jersey Mac Mid August green apple green apple yellow apple  green apple
Tydeman Red Mid August green apple green apple yellow apple green apple
Gingergold Late August  green apple yellow apple yellow apple green apple
Paula Red Late August  yellow apple green apple yellow apple  green apple
Redfree Late August     green apple     green apple     green apple     green apple green apple
Mollies Late Aug/Early Sept green apple yellow apple green apple green apple
Sansa Late Aug/Early Sept  green apple yellow apple green apple  green apple
Valstar Late Aug/Early Sept  green apple green apple  green apple  green apple
Gala Late Aug/Early Sept green apple  yellow apple green apple  green apple
Mcintosh Early September  green apple  green apple green apple  green apple
Cortland Early to Mid September  green apple  green apple  green apple  green apple
Empire Late September green apple  yellow apple  yellow apple green apple
Honeycrisp Early September green applegreen apple yellow apple green apple  green apple
Jonathan Late September green apple  yellow apple  green apple green apple
Jonagold Late September  green apple  yellow apple green apple green apple
Red Delicious Late September  green apple  yellow apple green apple  green apple
Golden Delicious Late September green apple green apple green apple green apple
Melrose Early October  green apple  green apple  green apple green apple
Rome Beauty Early October  yellow apple  yellow apple  green apple green apple
Idared Mid October    green apple green apple green apple green apple
Firmgold Mid to late October green apple green apple green apple green apple
Stayman Winesap Late Oct/Early Nov     green apple yellow apple     green apple    green apple