Varieties

At Shenot Farm, we grow 25 varieties of apples.

In the table below, we list them by availability dates. In Western Pennsylvania, apples are harvested from early July to early November. With proper temperature control, apples keep well and maintain their flavor and texture for months.

Variety

Flavor

Uses

Availability

Lodi

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Very Tart Good for sauce and pies-smooth texture Early to late July

Jersey Mac

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Tart Good for eating, fair for pies and sauce Early to mid-August

Summer Rambo

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Tart Good for pies and sauce Early to late August

Paula Red

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Mildly Tart Good for eating, pies and sauce Mid-August to early September

Ginger Gold

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Sweet Great for eating, good for pies and sauce Mid-August to late September

Gala

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Sweet, Very Crisp Excellent for eating and salads Late August to early October

Honey Crisp

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Sweet, Very Crisp Excellent for eating and salads Early to mid-September

McIntosh

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Mildly Tart Good for eating and sauce, fair for pies Early to late September

Spartan

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Sweet, Slightly Tart Excellent for eating and salads, good for pies and sauce. Mid-September to mid October

Jonathan

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Tart Excellent for eating, pies, and sauce Mid-September to late-October

Macoun

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Mildly Tart Good all purpose, eating, pies and sauce Late September to mid October

Cortland

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Mildly Tart Good all purpose, eating, pies and sauce Late September to mid-October

Golden Delicious

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Sweet Excellent for eating, salads, good for pies and sauce Late September to February

Red Delicious

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Sweet Good for eating and salads Late September to February

Crimson Crisp

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Sweet with a Little Zing! Excellent for eating.  Very firm and crisp. Late September to early October

Empire

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Mildly Tart and Crisp Excellent for eating and salads, good for pies and sauce Early October to February

Jonagold

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Sweet, Slightly Tart Excellent for eating and salads, good in pies and sauce Early October to late November

Nittany

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Mildly Tart Good all purpose, good eating, excellent pies and sauce Mid-October to early November

Melrose

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Mildly Tart Good all purpose, excellent in pies Mid-October to late December

Idared

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Mildly Tart Good for eating, excellent in pies and sauce Mid-October to February

Stayman

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Mildly Tart Excellent all purpose, eating, pies and sauce Mid-October to February
Nova Spy

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Tart Excellent for Pies, sauce, and all cooking purposes Mid-October

Fuji

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Sweet, Crsip Excellent all purpose, especially eating and salads Late October to February