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Apples for Specific Use
Apples are a favorite fruit of many people for eating out of hand or in fresh salads. The fruit of many apple varieties are also excellent for making a wide variety of cooked products. Apples best suited to particular uses are indicated below. Note: names in RED are apples generally found in our area.

 

Fresh
McIntosh
Cortland
Jonathan
Red Delicious
Golden Delicious
Stayman Winesap

Melrose
Franklin
Prima
 
Applesauce
Golden Delicious
Melrose
Yellow Transparent
McIntosh
Cortland
Jonathan
Grimes Golden
Stayman Winesap
Rome Beauty

Lodi
 
Pies
Cortland
Jonathan
Grimes Golden
Melrose
Rome Beauty
Yellow Transparent
McIntosh
Golden Delicious
Stayman Winesap

Lodi
 
Baking
Jonathan
Golden Delicious
Stayman Winesap
Rome Beauty

McIntosh
Cortland
Grimes Golden
Melrose
Stayman Winesap
 
Freezing for Slicing
Jonathan
Golden Delicious
Stayman Winesap
Red Delicious

Grimes Golden
McIntosh
 
Freezing for Sauce
Yellow Transparent
Wealthy
Cortland
McIntosh
 
Freezing for Baking
Baldwin
Northern Spy
 
Cider
The best cider is usually made from a blend of different varieties of apples. Varieties are grouped into four groups according to their suitability as cider material.
 
Sweet Subacid*
Rome Beauty
Delicious
Grimes Golden
Cortland
 
Astringent (Crab apples)
Florence Hibernal
Red Siberian
Transcendent
Martha
 
Aromatic
Red Delicious
Golden Delicious

McIntosh
 
Mildly Acid to Slightly Tart
Stayman Winesap
Jonathan
 
General Use
Jonathan
Golden Delicious
Stayman Winesap

Melrose
 
 
* Usually furnish the highest percentage of total stock used for cider.