Apples - Harvest Calendar

These are the varieties of Michigan apples we grow, listed in the order that they become available. Many are available for several months after they are harvested, so check this page or our home page often to see our inventory.

If the apple icon is in color, then that variety is available now!

If you can’t find one you like here, you don’t like apples!!

Lodi (Transparent) --  Mid to Late July A tart summer apple used mostly for sauce. Ready in mid to late July.
Paulared --  Mid to Late August Crunchy and sweet/tart, Paulareds are great for fresh eating, sauce and desserts.
Zestar! --  Mid to Late August A great new apple with a zesty sweet/tart flavor. Wonderful for fresh eating and baking!
Gingergold --  Mid to Late August A crisp yellow apple with a mildly spicy flavor.  Great for fresh eating and excellent for baking!
Wealthy --  Mid to Late August An old fashioned variety that is a favorite of many for sauce.
Graham Spy --  Mid to Late August An early, sweeter spy that makes wonderful pies, sauce and desserts using half the sugar that you usually use!  Great for dried apple slices!
Early Blaze --  Mid to Late August A mildly tart baking apple that makes great pies and desserts.
Gala --  Early to Mid September A  favorite for fresh eating! It's distinct orange and yellow color is only matched by it's sweet and crunchy taste!
Honeycrisp --  Early to Mid September Explosively CRISP! This one is so crisp and juicy once you try it, you'll soon be back for more!  A large apple with a distinct sweet flavor all it's own.
McIntosh --  Mid to Mid September A widely recognized favorite for fresh eating and sauce.
Talman Sweet --  Mid to Mid September An apple variety that has been around for many years. It is very sweet and great for cooking.
Cortland --  Late September An excellent baking apple with a unique tart flavor. Great for sauce and salads too!
Empire --  Late September Crunchy and tart!  This one is a favorite for lunches and fresh eating, but also is great for baking. A cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh.
Jonagold --  Late September This cross between Jonathon and Golden Delicious is becoming a favorite for fresh eating and baking because of it's excellent flavor!  A sweet/tart apple that will make your mouth water!
Jonathon --  Early to Mid October The sweet/tart flavor of the old fashioned Jonathon is hard to beat! It makes great baked apples and apple dumplings because it holds it's shape when baked.
Red Delicious --  Early October For many years this has been the number one apple in the U.S. for fresh eating and salads.  Crunchy, with a mildly sweet flavor.
Golden Delicious --  Early to Mid October Another old favorite that can't be beat for fresh eating and baking, this bright yellow apple is as pretty as it is tasty!
Fuji --  Early to Mid October Crunchy and sweet, this is a wonderful apple for fresh eating!
IdaRed --  Early to Mid October Excellent for pies, sauce and crisps, the mildly tart flavor adds "zip" to any recipe.  Keeps very well.
Northern Spy --  Mid to Late October "Spys for pies" is an old saying that still holds true today! The premium baking apple that can't be imitated. 
Rome --  Mid to Late October This baking apple has a mild, sweet flavor.  It makes a pretty pink sauce and is great for apple dumplings & pie too.
Mutsu --  Mid to Late October Big and yellow, this cross between Golden Delicious and Indo has a spicy flavor and keeps all winter! 
Cameo --  Late October Sweet, tart flavor with a crunch that never quits. White flesh that doesn't brown, great for salads!
Granny Smith --  Late October If you like your apples tart, you'll love this green apple from New Zealand. It stays crunchy and developes a "pineappley" flavor over time. Also makes great pies!