Apples varieties offered at Center Creek Orchard
Fall is the season for apples, America’s favorite fruit. Locally grown fresh apples are available September and October. Center Creek Orchard offers apple varieties developed by the University of Minnesota as well as some old time favorites. Apple varieties – which apple to select and why; there are many to chose from..
We sell our apples by the 5# bag.
Below is a listing of our apple varieties and their approximate ripening times, flavors and suggestions for use:
Late August & Early September:
Zestar! ~ large, crisp with sweet-tart flavor; excellent eating and cooking apple
SweeTango ~ crisp, stunningly good with sweet, juicy, fall spice flavor; excellent eating & stores well
Honeycrisp ~ outstanding crispness, sweet & juicy; best eating & salads, stores up to 6 months
Sweet Sixteen ~ excellent apple with a “cherry candy” flavor; favorite for eating, salads & baking
Cortland ~ juicy, sweet with a hint of tartness; ideal for salads & baking, flesh stays white when cut
Haralson ~ firm texture with tart & tangy flavor; good eating, caramel apples, pies & sauce
Liberty ~ crunchy, mildly tart; good eating, juice & sauce apple
Red Regent ~ Balance of sweet & tart; good eating & cooking
Golden Delicious ~ a taste of honey; excellent eating & delicious in salads
Connell Red ~ intense red, sweet flavor, fine texture; holds up when cooked, good for pie & sauce