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Apples

With over 20 varieties of apples ripening throughout the season at Hoen’s Orchards, you are sure to find your favorites. Most of the apples are exceptional fresh-eating and cooking apples. We grow some favorite older apple varieties too.

Here is a list and some information about the varieties of apple trees we have in our orchard:

Arkansas Black

Cortland
Empire
Gala
Golden Delicious
Honeycrisp
Ida Red
Jonagold
Jonathan
McIntosh
Melrose
Northern Spy
Red Delicious
Rome
Spartan
Staymen
Twenty oz. Pippen
Winesap
Winter Banana

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Variety Descriptions
Variety
Harvest
Description Quality Use

Jersey Mac

Early August

NJ-24 x July Red

Released by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in 1971

Tart tender juicy

fresh eating, sauce, baking

Wealthy

Mid August

Wealthy is a good all-purpose kitchen apple, and a good fresh-eating variety in season. Many old-timers say this is the best apple for pies.

lively flavor, coarse and soft texture, sweet aroma

Good for pies

Gala

Early Sept.

Kidd's Orange Red X Golden Delicious

1965 introduction from New Zealand

crisp,dense flesh with mild, sweet flavor

fresh eating

Honey Crisp

Early Sept.

Macoun X Honeygold

intensely crisp and juicy, sweet and tart balance

fresh eating, baking, salads

McIntosh

Mid Sept.

McIntosh offspring include Cortland, Empire, Spartan, Jersey Mac, and many others.

Mac is a good kitchen apple, although it doesn't hold shape when cooked.

very spicy, aromatic, slightly tart flavor, crisp texture, white flesh

fresh-eating, salads, sauce, pies, baking

Jonathan

Mid Sept.

Jonathon is a 200 year old variety from New York state. Other offspring- Jonagold, Jonalicious, Melrose

Jonathon consistently ranks in the top ten among leading varieties grown in the country.

Tart and spicy flavor, juicy and crisp

fresh-eating, cider, sauce

Cortland

Mid Sept.

McIntosh cross

Cortland is a large red apple with fine, smooth white flesh that is very slow to brown, which makes it a superb choice for salads.

mild flavor, tender, crisp texture, slightly tart

fresh eating, salads, baking

Spartan

Mid Sept.

McIntosh X Newtown Pippin

Similar to McIntosh in quality and texture; sweeter

brisk flavor and sweet aroma

Fresh eating, baking

Pippen

Mid Sept.

It is one of the best mid season cooking apples.

clean, refreshing, moderately tart

Cooking , baking

Melrose

Late Sept.

Jonathon X Red Delicious cross.

This is the official state apple variety of Ohio, where it originated.

brisk, fresh, sweet flavor

cooking

fresh eating

Empire

Late Sept.

Cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh. It is firmer and sweeter than McIntosh and keeps longer.

medium sized attractive red apple with mild flavor, firm texture.

fresh eating or baking

Jonagold

Late Sept.

Jonathon X Goldent Delicious

Jonagold is an excellent dessert variety. Excellent in season taste.

slightly tart flavor, tender texture

fresh eating pies

Rome

Late Sept.

Good keeper

thick-skinned, mildly tart and crisp

fresh eating

cooking pies

Winter Banana

Late Sept.

A beautiful and exotic variety that was discovered over 100 years ago in Indiana, Winter Banana does, indeed, have a flavor that reminds some of bananas.

semi-sweet flavor, mild, firm, and juicy

fresh eating

Red Delicious

Late Sept.

Too often, store bought Reds are little more than cardboard flavored, mealy mush.

Try our Reds fresh off the tree. They are delicious!!!

sweet flavor; tough, bitter skin

fresh eating, salad

Ida Red

October

Wagener x Jonathan

"Old Reliable" lasts forever and keeps its quality in storage.

tangy flavor, firm texture

fresh-eating baking

Golden Delicious

October

Variety from West Virginia, ca. 1912

large yellow fruit, very sweet, thin skinned

fresh eating, sauce, pies, freezing

Mutsu

October

Golden Delicious x Indo

1948 introduction from Japan

large; flesh is cream colored; coarse, very juicy,

fresh eating, sauce

Staymen

October

Tender, juicy flesh makes this Winesap offspring a good choice for fresh-eating and cooking.

firm texture, yellowish breaking flesh, tender

fresh eating baking

Winesap

October

Winesap is an exceptional kitchen variety and its distinctive aroma and flavor survive cooking and enhance any recipe. This is one old-time variety that refuses to die and is still fairly widely grown.

strong sweet and sour contrast

fresh eating, cooking, baking

Arkansas Black

October

It keeps forever and the taste improves in storage.

very crisp, juicy, firm flesh, flavor sharp, aromatic

fresh eating cooking

Northern Spy

October

“Spies are for Pies!“ One of the oldest American varieties.

tangy, robust, juicy, firm

fresh eating, baking

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