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Cortland

Cortland

Available: September 15-October 15

The Cortland is historically a superb baking apple, although it is very good eaten fresh as well.  The Flesh is bright white with a sweet aroma that resists browning when cut.  The skin is deep red with dark red stripes and yellow-green showing through- a beautiful apple!  The Cortland is tender, crisp, juicy and sweet.  It is excellent used in apple pie.

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Empire

Empire

Available: September 15-October 15

The Empire is a beautiful, dark red apple with a creamy, juicy flesh that is reminiscent of the McIntosh.  The Empire is a cross between Red Delicious and McIntosh and the fruit exhibits qualities of both.  The shape, durability and coloring stem from the Delicious and the crispy, tart flavor comes from the McIntosh side of the family.  This apple is good for eating fresh, but also very good in sauce and cider.  Mix Empire and McIntosh for an excellent apple pie.

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McIntosh

McIntosh

Available: September 1-30

The McIntosh is a popular and versatile apple.  It can be used successfully in baking, sauce, or cider and is equally enjoyed fresh.  The fine textured flesh is white and the taste is crispy and tart with a hint of sweetness.  The skin is smooth red with areas of bright green.

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Honeycrisp

Available: September 15- October 1

The Honeycrisp is a cross between a Macoun and a Honey Gold.  We have been raising Honeycrisp here at Sunrise for 10 years and have seen higher and higher interest each year.  The Honeycrisp is a delectable apple that seems to appeal to all tasters, but especially kids.  At home, we eat this apple sliced fresh with peanut butter, cheese or caramel on the side for a satisfying and healthy snack.  The Honeycrisp has yellowish skin with a red blush and a sweet, cream colored flesh.  Honeycrisps ripen around the middle of September.

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Macoun

Available: September 15- October 1

The Macoun is a cross between a McIntosh and Cortland and it exhibits the best qualities of both these apples.  It is a great cooking apple, but is also one of our favorite apples to pick fresh and eat right off the tree on the way to the bus stop!

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Paula Red

Paula Red

Available: August 7-28

The Paula Red is our earliest apple, harvested around the second and third week of August.  It is a beautiful pinky red color and when you bite into it, the red color of the skin stains the bright white flesh.  These apples are great for cooking (they produce a bright pink sauce because of the skins) as well as eating fresh. 

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Jonagold

Jonagold

Available:

The Jonagold is a beautiful apple, with streaks of yellow and red and a creamy, yellow flesh that is perfectly sweet.  Eat this apple sliced with cheeses or try making a mild sauce.

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Granny Smith

Granny Smith

Available: November 1- November 15

Our Granny Smith are slightly smaller than the standard New Zealand supermarket variety, and they sport a pretty rosy blush amidst the bright green.  The Granny is a long season apple here in Cornwall, VT and we end up picking it after all other varieties, sometime around mid-November.  The Granny is typically a very tart apple and can be eaten fresh or using in cooking.

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Red Delicious

Available: October 15- November 1

Our Red Delicious tend to be smaller and sweeter than the standard supermarket variety.  They are a deep, dark red color, with the characteristic Delicious "bumps" on the bottom of the apple.  The flesh is a creamy white that is perfect for eating fresh.

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