Harvest date*VarietyComments
8/20Zestar!Crispy, juicy, nice sweet/tart balance, good flavor for an early apple, firm slices
8/20Dandee RedHigh acid, good keeper for its season
8/20SansaExcellent sweet/tart balance and crunch, disease resistant
9/1Ginger GoldStores into late January
9/3GalaSweet, mild, crisp, slices stay firm
9/15McIntoshMix with other varieties to improve sauce
9/15Crimson CrispCrisp, juicy, moderately tart, higher acidity than Honeycrisp, stores well, disease resistant (PRI Co-op 39)
9/20Autumn CrispWas NY 674. Good flavor, texture like Honeycrisp, does not drop, nonbrowning, good sweet-tart balance
9/20Early FujiSweet, mild, firm, and stores well
9/20HoneycrispSupremely juicy, crisp
9/20EmpireModerately subacid, can be nonbrowning
9/20MacounExcellent dessert apple, very white flesh. Drops, bruises easily
9/23Acey MacTart, like McIntosh, keeps better, better color, firmer
9/23CortlandNonbrowning
10/3TopazTart! Unique flavor. Apple from Czech Republic. Very firm, stores very well, disease resistant
10/5JonagoldYellow flesh, nice sweet/tart balance
10/5Red DeliciousDo eastern Red Delicious taste better?
10/15Crispin (Mutsu)Crisp
10/15Golden DeliciousYellow flesh. Mix with tart apples in pies, sauce<
10/15FortuneBetter pie apple than Northern Spy (parentage: Spy x Empire)! Spicy, ­susceptible to bitter pit
10/17SuncrispTastes like spicy Golden Delicious (parentage: Golden Delicious x Melrose)
10/20CameoFirm, flavorful, spicy sweet/tart blend
10/21Candy CrispMild, sweet apple, susceptible to bitter pit and black rot. Grows like Red Delicious, needs site with good air drainage
10/21Snapp StaymanVery flavorful. High acid, very late maturing
10/24BraeburnTart, firm, keeps well. May be too late maturing for western New York
10/30GoldRushGreat keeper. Sweet. Almost too late for western New York
*For western New York State
Adapted from a presentation by Alison DeMarree, Williamson, New York