Apple Comparison Chart
Did you know that over 2,500 apple varieties are grown in the US?
And over 7,500 varieties are grown throughout the world.
Each apple has different qualities and characteristics that might make it your favorite.
Use our handy chart to help you pick out a variety (or two or three or more!) for your garden.
Remember that you will be best pollination by picking two different varieties that have the same or overlapping bloom times.
Table can be sorted by each heading so you can find types that fit your needs.
**Not all varieties may be available at the sale, please check the sale page for the list**
|Bloom Time||Ripens||Color||Zone||Eating||Cooking||Juice||Apple Size||Storage||FB||AS||PM||CAR||D||Flavor||Comments|
|Cortland||Mid-Late||Late Sept||Bright Red||4||x||x||M||short||tropical||white flesh holds color well after being cut|
|Fireside||Mid-Late||Mid-Oct||Red Striped||4||x||L||good||R||sweet, pleasant||unsuitable pollinator for Connell Red|
|Freedom||Mid-Late||Late Sept||Red||4||x||x||x||L||until Jan||R||R||R||R||crisp, juicy, slight tart flavor||vigorous and productive, no fungicide sprays needed|
|Frostbite||Mid-Late||Late Sept/ Ea Oct||Red||3||x||x||x||S||Good||tangy, but sweet and juicy, like tropical sugarcane||very cold hardy, crisp, firm and juicy, very cold hardy|
|Haralred®||Late||Late Sept/ Ea Oct||Red||3||x||x||M||Good||R||juicy, tart, firm|
|Honeycrisp||Mid||Late Sept||Red||4||x||x||M-L||up to 7 months||sweet, well-balanced, crisp, juicy||flesh is slow to brown when cut|
|Honeygold||Mid-Late||Ea/Mid Oct||Yellow||4||x||x||M-L||Medium||crisp, juicy, sweet|
|KinderKrisp||Early||Late Aug||Red||4||x||S||short||R||R||R||R||excelent, reminds of honeycrisp||crisp texture, great size for lunchboxes|
|Liberty||Mid||Sept||Green, red blush||4||x||x||M||good||R||R||x||crisp and juicy, moderatly tart||turns sweeter with fridge storage|
|McIntosh||Mid||Late Sept||Bright Red||4||x||x||M||Medium||x||sprightly flavor, heavy bearer|
|Prairie Magic®||Mid||Mid Sept||Red, green blush||3||x||x||M-L||Good||R||crisp and sweet||super cold hardy, good disease resistance|
|SnowSweet®||Mid||Mid-Late Sept||Red||4||x||x||M||2 Months||R||R||deliciously sweet, slightly tart, vanilla-like flavor||slow to oxidize|
|Sweet Sixteen||Mid||Mid-Late Sept||Red Striped||4||x||M||2 Months||R||crisp, juicy, sweet unusual flavor, like cherry candy|
|Wolf River||Mid||Early-Mid Sept||Pale Yellow-Green||4||x||L||1 Month||R||R||R||R||x||soft, tender||from WI 1875, enormous fruit up to 1 pound|
|Yellow Transparent||Early||Aug||Pale Yellow||4||x||L||short||R||R||x||light and sweet||from Russia 1870, makes the best applesauce|
|Zestar!®||Early||Late Aug||Red||4||x||x||M||2 Months||excellent, sweet, tart||early apple that is crisp and juicy|
CAR=Cedar Apple Rust