This is the best selling apple variety in the Northeast.  A John McIntosh of Ontario, Canada crossed the Detroit Red and the Famous apples varieties in 1801.  The flesh is white, soft, and juicy and is highly aromatic. This variety is a “parent” of the Cortland, Empire, Macoun and Spartan. The flesh softens when baked, Macs account for Nearly 2/3 of today’s New England apple harvest.  McIntosh are ready to be pick in early September



This is a number two selling variety at Blue Jay Orchards.  This variety is a cross of the McIntosh and a jersey black. The flesh is very white, highly aromatic and is very juicy.  Macouns are harvested in last September or early October.  Named after a Mr. Macoun who “crossed” the parents in the early 1900’s at the New York State agricultural experimental station.



This variety is exceptionally juicy and crunchy.  Honey crisp is a mid season apple (Mid-September0 the variety has a sweet taste as the honey on the name would suggest and is crisp again at the name would suggest.  This variety was introduced commercially in 1991.



The “parents” of this cross are the Golden Delicious and the Cox’s orange pippen.    The flesh is dense and crisp and the variety has a sweet flavor.  This variety is on the smallest but good “ lunchbox” sized apples.  The Galas are picked in ????????




This is a cross of the Red Delicious and the Rall Janet.  Legend has it that the variety Ralls Janet was names by Thomas Jefferson as an honor to the French Minister to the United Stated.  This variety is the number on selling variety in Japan and China. The flesh is firm and juicy and the apple has a sweet taste. The Harvest date begins in late September



This variety is a "cross" of the McIntosh and the Ben Davis.  The variety is a New York State variety of 1898.  The Cortland flavor is tart and juicy but does not have the McIntosh tanginess.  Once sliced, this varies??? Flesh does not brown when sliced this is the best choice for salads.  This variety is picked in late September into early October.




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