MELROSE

 

This variety is a cross between the Jonathan and the Red Delicious.  The flesh is firm and juicy with a slight tartness.  This variety will hold its firmness while baking.

 

MCINTOSH

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

 

MACOUN

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.

 

JONAMAC

  This is a cross of the McIntosh and the Jonathan.  The flesh is firm, crisp, and the taste is tart.  Firmer than a McIntosh but this variety that has the McIntosh sweet cider taste. This variety is picked in mid September

 

JONALICIOUS

  a cross of a Jonathan and red Delicious.  This apple has a thick skim is very firm, crunchy and sweet in taste.

 

JONATHAN

This variety was discovered in Ulster County New York in the early 1800’s.  This variety is the “parent” of the Ida Red, Jonamac, and Jonagold.  The flesh is crisp, firm and juicy. The Jonathan ripens in late September

 

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