Try different varieties of apples. Each has a distinctive flavor, texture, aroma, and color. At Apple Hill Farm you can sample the apples. Perhaps you’ll find a new favorite!
Our apples ripen late-September through mid-October.
Connell Red –
A magnificent, deep red, large crisp apple with sweet flavor. Probably the prettiest apple in the orchard! The Connell Red, developed at the Connell Orchard in Wisconsin, is closely related to the Fireside. It is good for fresh eating, sauce and baking, and is great for drying.
Fireside was introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1943. It is a large, sweet, firm, and long-keeping apple. The Fireside has flame-orange striping over a rich yellow under color. This apple is closely related to the Connell Red. It is good for fresh eating, pie, sauce, baking and freezing.
The Haralson has a firm texture with a complex tart flavor. If you love a good, crisp, tart apple you’ll enjoy a Haralson! It is an especially good pie apple. The fruit will store for 4 to 5 months. The Haralson was introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1922. This apple is good for fresh eating, pie, sauce, baking, and freezes well.
Large, dappled red fruit with a well-balanced flavor, outstanding crispness and juiciness. Best for fresh eating and salads as the flesh is slow to brown. Introduced in 1991, the Honeycrisp is easily the most popular apple developed by the University of Minnesota. It is a favorite for fresh eating, pie, sauce and baking. The fruit will easily store 7 or more months.
Golden to yellow-green fruit that is sweet, crisp, and juicy. The Honeygold is excellent for fresh eating and also good for pie and sauce. This apple was introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1970. The fruit will store for 2 to 3 months. You may notice this apple has a bit of a pear flavor.
Redcort apples originated in Malboro, New York. It is a member of the popular Cortland family. The Redcort is a crisp, sweet apple good for fresh eating, pie, sauce, and baking. The Redcort is a deep purple/red color with very white flesh.
The Regent is a very appealing red-striped apple with well-balanced flavor that is good for eating and cooking. Introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1964, this is a great apple for your lunch box! The fruit will store 4 to 5 months. The Regent is good for fresh eating, pie, sauce, and freezing.
Sweet Sixteen –
Just as her name implies, this is a very sweet apple! Crisp and juicy with an exotic yellow flesh, the Sweet Sixteen has a very sweet, unusual sugar cane flavor. Introduced by the University of Minnesota is 1977, the fruit will store 5 to 8 weeks. The Sweet Sixteen is good for fresh eating, pie and sauce.
Wolf River –
Found near the Wolf River in Wisconsin in 1881, the fruit is very large, bright red and rosy crimson in color. The white coarse flesh is moderately juicy and pleasantly low in acid. The Wolf River is good for pies and excels as a drying and sauce apple.
The Zestar is the first apple to ripen in our orchard. It is a large, crunchy, juicy red apple with a sprightly sweet-tart flavor. The Zestar is excellent for fresh eating, pie, and sauce. The fruit will store for 6 to 8 weeks. The Zestar was introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1999.
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