McIntosh/Red Delicious cross. Juicy, firm, crisp. Tasty and keeps well, good for eating and baking.
Sweet, tangy and hard, great for eating. Can be used for pies and sauces. One of Ontario's oldest varieties.
Ripening Early October
A tasty heritage apple, good fresh eating.
Crisp and juicy, excellent fresh eating.
Tart apple, excellent for eating or baking. Stores very well.
Ripening Late August
Tart and juicy, great for baking and sauces!
Golden Delicious/Jonathan cross. Cream coloured flesh, sweet and firm. Excellent for eating and cooking.
Large, crisp and firm. A tart flavour, excellent for pies and baked apples.
Mildly tart, sweetens as it ripens. Excellent for fresh eating, sauces, and baking (cooks soft)
Mildly sweet and crisp, resists browning. Excellent for fresh eating and salads. Keeps shape when baked.
Sweet, firm and juicy, keeps shape when baked. Great for fresh eating or baking.
A tart apple, mainly grown in Nova Scotia. Great for baking
Ripening Late September
McIntosh/Jersey Black cross. Distinctive taste and firm texture. Great for fresh eating.
A Jonathan/McIntosh Cross. Crisp and firm, good for fresh eating, pies, and applesauce
Ripening Early September
Crisp and juicy, excellent for fresh eating. Great for salads.
Excellent for fresh eating and pie filling; a firm sweet apple.
Ripening Mid September
Firm, sweet and juicy. Excellent fresh eating. Not recommended for baking.
Sweet to tart apple, great for fresh eating. Can be used in pies and chunky sauces.
Crisp and juicy, excellent fresh eating. Resists browning.
Very tart, crisp and firm. Great for eating, can be used for cooking.
Homestead Orchards planted its first apple trees in 1989, and we now grow over twenty varieties. In season, all of our apple varieties are available fresh picked in our store, and some are also available on our accessible Pick Your Own Orchard (PYO).
Ripening Mid October