Apple Varieties

Apples Grown At Autumn Harvest Orchard, LLC

Pristine: (Early Summer – Yellow Apple)

A beautiful lemon yellow colored apple with a tender skin and perfect finish. This high quality apple is very productive and is a good keeper for an early apple. It is crisp and sweet and has essence of pear and lemon flavor. Parentage: McIntosh and Golden Delicious.

Uses:

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavor quality: Very good
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 weeks

Redfree: (Late Summer – Red Apple)

Medium size, glossy fruit with 90% bright red color. Smooth, waxy,
russet-free skin. Light flesh is crisp and juicy.   Parentage: Johnathan, Melba and Raritan.

Uses:

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavor quality: Very good
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks

 Liberty (Early Fall Red Apple)

Sounds like an heirloom variety, but actually a modern American apple variety, developed specifically for disease resistance. Parentage: Macoun.

Uses:

  • Uses: Eat fresh (Dessert apple)
  • Flavor quality: Very good sub acid
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 3-4 weeks 

GoldRush: (Late Fall Yellow Apple)

GoldRush is an attractive smooth-skinned modern dessert apple.  The flavour is excellent and typical of Golden Delicious but with a bit more acidity.  Parentage: Golden Delicious.

The variety is derived from Golden Delicious as the seed parent, with crosses from several other research varieties including Winesap, Melrose, Rome Beauty and Malus floribunda – the latter being a well-known source of the Vf scab-resistant gene.

Uses:

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking / Pies
  • Uses: Juice
  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Flavor quality: Very good
  • Flavor style: Sweeter
  • Harvest period: Very-Late season
  • Storage: 3 months or more

Enterprise: (Very Late Fall – Red Apple)

A late-season apple with a crisp, tart and spicy flavor with excellent keeping qualities. Parentage: includes McIntosh, Golden Delicious, and Rome Beauty. The skin is quite thick and tough but although Enterprise is good for eating fresh, it is perhaps better as a cooking apple where its tart flavor and firmness is an advantage.

Uses:

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking / Pies
  • Flavor quality: Very Good
  • Flavor style: Sharper
  • Harvest period: Very-Late season
  • Storage: 3 months or more

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