The Ginger Gold was found as a chance seedling growing among twisted uprooted trees in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. It is descended from the Golden Delicious and Albermarle Pippin. This is the best of the early golden apples. It is sweet, tangy and juicy; consistently scoring very high in taste tests. Harvest begins in mid September.
This outstanding apple originated in University of Minnesota, in 1999. Zestar!™ ripens in mid to late August. Zestar! is a medium sized, sweet-tart balanced apple with a hint of brown sugar flavor. Light, crispy and juicy. Great for eating out of hand. The harvest time for this apple begins in mid August and lasts into September.
The Gala apple was introduced in the 1960’s to the United States from New Zealand. This apple is a cross between a Golden Delicious and an Orange Red. Gala is an excellent tasting apple and can be also used as a cooking and baking apple. The taste is sweet and provides a great aroma. The harvest for this apple begins in September.
The McIntosh was developed by John McIntosh in 1870 in Ontario, Canada. It is a cross between Fameuse and Detroit Red. These apples have white, crisp flesh that’s full of juice. The apple is used for great eating, pies, cider and sauces. Harvest for this apple begins in September.
The Cortland apple was introduced at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station back in 1898. The apple is larger than the McIntosh and ripens about two weeks later as well. This juicy apple is ideal as a dessert apple and is also a very good eating apple. The harvest for this apple begins in September and lasts through early October.