Homestead Orchards

Ripening  Mid October

Excellent for fresh eating and pie filling; a firm sweet apple. Sold Out!

A tasty heritage apple, good fresh eating. 

Ripening Early September

Ida Red

Tart apple, excellent for eating or baking. Stores very wellNow Available!

Ripening Late August

Golden Russet
Sweet, tangy and hard, great for eating. Can be used for pies and sauces.  One of Ontario's oldest varieties. 

Ripening Early October

Jonamac  PYO
A Jonathan/McIntosh Cross. Crisp and firm, good for fresh eating, pies, and applesauce  Now Available!

Honeycrisp  PYO
Crisp and juicy, excellent fresh eating.
Now Available!

Empire PYO
McIntosh/Red Delicious cross.  Juicy, firm, crisp. Tasty and keeps well, good for eating and baking.
Now Available!

Sweet to tart apple, great for fresh eating. Can be used in pies and chunky sauces.

Gala PYO

Crisp and juicy, excellent for fresh eating. Great for salads. Now Available!

Ripening Late September

​Gingergold PYO
Crisp and juicy, excellent fresh eating.  Resists browning.​​  Almost Gone....

Cortland PYO
 Mildly sweet and crisp, resists browning. Excellent for fresh eating and salads.  Keeps shape when baked. Sold Out!


A tart apple, mainly grown in Nova Scotia. Great for baking  

Tart and juicy, great for baking and sauces! ​Sold Out


Mildly tart, sweetens as it ripens. Excellent for fresh eating, sauces, and baking (cooks soft) Sold Out!

McIntosh/Jersey Black cross. Distinctive taste and firm texture. Great for fresh eating. Sold Out!

Ripening Mid September

Red Delicious
Firm, sweet and juicy.  Excellent fresh eating. Not recommended for baking.
 Sold Out!

Jonagold  PYO
Golden Delicious/Jonathan cross. 
Cream coloured flesh, sweet and firm.  Excellent for eating and cooking. Now Available!

Granny Smith  
Very tart, crisp and firm. Great for eating, can be used for cooking. Sold Out!

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). 

Golden Delicious 
Sweet, firm and juicy, keeps shape when baked.  Great for fresh eating or baking.
   Almost gone....

Northern Spy
Large, crisp and firm.  A tart flavour, excellent for pies and baked apples.
Now Available!