Free Apple Chart

One of the best things about fall is the apple harvest. Whenever we can, we visit the apple orchards to get the best and freshest apples. You can find apples, often heirloom types, at an orchard that you can never find in a store. And if you hunt around, you can find a dizzying array of varieties. To help you sort through all these varieties and choose which apple is best for your intended purpose, we have put together a great "Apple Reference Chart". We think it is the best table available.

But before we get to that, let us tell you what our favorites are. For eating, we think Honey Crisp is the clear winner early in the season. Late in the season, it's hard to beat a Braeburn fresh from the tree. For baking, we like Jonathan and the Pippins.

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Apple Harvest Eating/Cooking

Viking

Early August

Eating, cooking

Beacon

August

Eating, cooking

Paula Red

August


Wealthy

August

Eating, cooking

Zestar

August

Eating

Snow Sweet

August

Eating, cooking

Folwell

August

Eating, cooking

McIntosh

September

Eating, cooking

Lakeland

September

Eating, cooking

Cortland

September

Eating, cooking

Jonathan

September

Eating, cooking

Redwell

September

Eating, cooking

Haralson

October

Eating, cooking

Fireside

October

Eating

Prairie Spy

October

Eating, cooking

Honey Gold

October

Eating, cooking

Regent

October

Eating, cooking

Honey Crisp

September

Eating