About Our Apples & Picking Schedule

Apples come in many varieties and each is uniquely different in its own way. Below is a list of some apple varieties along with their recommended applications (sweet enough to eat, suitable for baking and freezable). We kindly request that you check back to this section just prior to your visit as apple dates can change due to weather conditions.

If you haven’t tried apples right from the tree, it’s truly an amazing experience!

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  • Only available in the Market

    Tydeman

    • Eating

    Tydeman apples are a cross between two great dessert apples, the Worcester Pearmain and the Red McIntosh. It is deep scarlet with dark red streaks and excellent for sauces.

  • Sold Out

    Sunrise

    • Baking
    • Eating

    Crisp and juicy, Sunrise apples are most similar to honeycrisp. A favourite with children, this apple picks in late August just in time for school lunches. Keeps well in the fridge for up to a month. Colours are red and yellow, just like a sunrise!

  • Only available in the Market

    Wealthy

    • Baking
    • Eating

    The wealthy is a medium to large size apple with a greenish-yellow and red skin with a white to cream colored flesh. This apple is crisp with a tart flavor. Wealthy apples are excellent for eating, baking, freezing, sauces, pies, juice and cider.

  • Sold Out

    Ginger Gold

    • Eating

    Ginger golds are one of the earliest local fresh apple available in the fall! The greenish-gold skin of the Ginger Gold apple encase a crisp texture and sweet, but mildly tart taste. They are perfect for a snack and they don’t discolour when cut, making them a natural for salads, slices and garnishes! Ginger golds are a wonderful multi-purpose cooking and baking apple that holds their shape when cooked.

  • Only available in the Market

    Silken

    • Eating

    The Silken (named after rower Silken Laumann) is one of our new favourite apples and is well known for it's outstanding texture and flavour. It's a cross between two popular apple varieties, the Honeygold and Sunrise. Its flesh is crisp and juicy. With a hint of honey taste, its' sweet and aromatic.
    After harvest, it can keep for approximately 4 weeks if refrigerated.

  • Ready to Pick

    Macintosh

    • Baking
    • Eating

    This beautiful red apple is juicy and sweet with a tart tang. Its tender, white flesh make it perfect for eating, sauces, salads and pies.

  • Ready to Pick

    Cortland

    • Baking
    • Eating

    The Cortland is a medium sized red apple with white flesh similar to McIntosh. This sweet, juicy multi-purpose apple is excellent for eating, salds, sauces, pies, baking and freezing. Cortland apples are wonderful for kabobs, fruit plates and garnishes because they don’t turn brown quickly when cut.

  • Ready to Pick

    Kerr Mini

    • Baking
    • Eating

    Kerr Mini Apples are a cross between Dolgo and Haralson. This hardy variety is so tasty that it is often compared to Golden Delicious. Kerr Mini Apples keep well and are good for fresh eating, cooking, and juicing.

  • Ready to Pick

    Gala

    • Eating

    Gala apples are can be identified by their distinctive yellow-orange skin with red striping. Their mild flavour, juciness and smaller size make them perfect for snacking, salads, baking and applesauce. A favourite of children!

  • Ready to pick September 25

    Empire

    • Baking
    • Eating

    This shiny red apple’s parents are the classic Red Delicious and McIntosh. It is a sweet a sweet apple with a crisp texture and bright white flesh. does not bruise easily. It is excellent for eating, salads, sauces, baking, pies and freezing. Small Empires are great for school lunches, as kids love Empire’s sweet-tart taste, super crunchy texture and they do not bruise easily.

  • Ready to pick September 25

    Honeycrisp

    • Baking
    • Eating

    This large apple with its cream coloured flesh is known for its exceptionally crisp and juicy texture. It has a slightly tart taste and is excellent for eating, salads and cooking. The honeycrisp can be stored up to 12 weeks in the refrigerator!

  • Ready to pick September 25

    Northern Spy

    • Baking
    • Eating

    A large, red apple with slightly yellowish flesh is very crisp and juicy. They are wonderful dessert apples and perfect for baking and cider. Northern spys are an excellent apple for storage.

  • Ready to pick September 25

    Red Delicious

    • Eating

    These red apples with their crisp, yellow flesh are sweet, juicy and mild and best suited for eating and salads.

  • Ready to pick October 9

    Creston

    • Eating

    Creston are similar to Jonagold, but with greater firmness and storage quality and are picked typically just before Red Delicious. Crestons are reddish in colour with yellow flesh and have good resistance to browning. They are sweet and juicy with low acid and consequently are excellent for eating.

  • Ready to pick October 9

    Golden Delicious

    • Baking
    • Eating

    Golden Delicious has firm, white flesh and sweet crisp flavor. It is the preferred “all purpose” cooking apple since it retains its shape and rich, mellow flavor when baked or cooked. Golden Delicious is very good in fresh salads and freezes well. Cooking tip: You can cut down the sugar in pies and sauces made from Golden Delicious apples.

  • Ready to pick October 9

    Russet

    • Baking
    • Eating

    The apple varieties in this group all have skin that is covered partially or completely with russeting. Though not the most pretty to look at, their flavor more than makes up for their looks. Their flavor ranges from sweet-tart to very sweet to pear-like.

  • Ready to pick October 16

    Ambrosia

    • Eating

    It is a large bi-coloured apple with a bright pink blush over a creamy-yellow background. Ambrosia is crisp and juicy with a distinct aroma and a sweet low acid flavour. Excellent for eating fresh.

  • Ready to pick October 16

    Fuji

    • Baking
    • Eating

    The crisp fuji apple is a sweet, juicy apple whose colour ranges from yellow-green with red highlights to very red. It was bred from a cross between Red Delicious and Ralls Janet varieties in Japan. It is excellent for eating, baking and apple sauce.

  • Ready to pick October 16

    Mutsu

    • Baking
    • Eating

    Mutsu, also called Crispin, is sweet, firm, juicy and crisp. They are excellent for eating, sauces, baking and freezing .

  • Ready to pick October 23

    Granny Smith

    • Baking
    • Eating