Homegrown

Apples

Our Apples

Here’s What we grow and when they’re in season

Did you know that here, at Shady Brook Farm, we grow acres of apples? Farmer Paul planted an orchard years ago and it’s time for the harvest! Here’s a list of what varieties we grow and approximately when they’re in season.

Our pick-your-own apples are only accessible through our FallFest event.

Variety

Aztec Fuji

Flavor

Spicy, sweet, crisp

Good for eating fresh

Ready

Early to mid Oct

Cameo

Sweet & tart with honey & citrus flavor

Good for eating fresh

Early to mid Oct

Cortland

Sweet, tender, snow white flesh

Good for cooking & baking

Mid to late Sept

Crimson Crisp

Sweet, sharp, rich flavor

Good for eating fresh & baking

Early to late Sept

Daybreak Fuji

Crisp, sweet, very firm

Good for eating fresh, baking & cooking

Early to late Sept

Enterprise

Firm, crisp, spicy, tart

Good for eating fresh & cooking

Mid to late Oct

Gala

Sweet, fine textured, aromatic

Good for eating fresh

Late Aug to mid Sept

Golden Delicious

Honeyed, sweet, aromatic

Good for eating fresh & baking

Mid to late Sept

Honeycrisp

Crisp, delicious balance between sweet & tart

Good for eating fresh & baking

Early to mid Sept

Jonagold

Good flavor, sweet/sharp balance

Good for eating fresh, baking & cooking

Mid Sept

Red Jonaprince

Deep red, sweet

Good for eating fresh

Mid Sept to mid Oct

Shizuka

Sweet, mild flavor

Good for everything

Early to mid Oct

Snapp Stayman

Tart, super crisp

Good for baking, cider & applesauce

Mid to late Oct